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Before the on-going global uncertain, the South African Music Awards this year, carried the weight of “so much expectations. Brazing through this wind of change called lockdown, thanks to #Covid19, the organizers ensures that the games has to be played virtually. And this, so far seem to be working well.
The usually one night event which has now being slated into 4days of virtual streaming. The first episode of the #SAMA26 under the them #ForThaRoots has taken place (3rd August) and winners has been announced.
Big shots on the list of winners were super talented South African rapper, songwriter and producer K.O (Mr. Cashtime) on his hit single – “Say You Will” ft. Nandi Madida for Best Collaboration
Fresh on the list is the Rest of Africa Award category which Davido from West Africa, Nigeria scooped for his hit song – A Good Time
Here’s list of EPISODE 1 WINNERS Below:
See the full list of #ForThaRoots winners below:
Best Maskandi Album: Thokozani Langa – Upopayi
Best Traditional Music Album: Qadasi & Maqhinga – Ungabanaki
Best Collaboration: K.O featuring Nandi Madida – Say U Will
Best Traditional Faith Music Album: Dumi Mkokstad –Calvary
Newcomer of the Year: Ndabo Zulu and Umgidi Ensemble – Queen Nandi: The African Symphony
Best African Indigenous Faith Album: Amadodana Ase Wesile – Lona Ba Ratang Ho Phela
Best Jazz Album: Ndabo Zulu and Umgidi Ensemble – Queen Nandi: The African Symphony
Beste Kontemporêre Musiek Album: Riana Nel – Sterker
Rest of Africa Award: Davido (Nigeria) – A Good Time
Episode 2 otherwise known as the second night of #SAMA26 prides itself asf #ForThaSoul on Tuesday, 4 August. This will be broadcast at 9pm on Mzansi Magic (Dstv channel 161) or stream the show on My Muze
Let us know what you think of the list. Even as we congratulate the winners, there’s always some pocket of counter opinions. Lets share them.