SAMA awards 2019 winners – The 25th South African Music Awards (SAMA) took place at Sun City Superbowl last night.

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The hosts of the SAMA25 were legendary presenters Mel Bala and Bob Mabena who reunited on screen since their Studio Mix days. Khuli Chana and Twasa Seoke represented the 2000s while Nomzamo Mbatha and Mpho Popps represented the young ones.

The biggest winners at the SAMAs included Sho Madjozi, Sjava and Black Motion. The award ceremony started on Friday, with Joyous Celebration winning best selling artist and best selling DVD.

Sho Madjozi won the female artist of the year and newcomer of the year awards. BET Winner Sjava walked away with awards for best Afro pop album and the album of the year.

Black Motion won two awards, best dance album and the best group/duo of the year. South African rapper Nasty C won best produced album of the year for Strings And Bling and best hip hop album.

Spikiri won the best kwaito/gqom/amapiano award for his King Don Father album.

Legendary bands Bongo Maffin and Trompies, along with other kwaito artists, kept the crowd entertained. Gospel legend Rebecca Malope also gave a stellar performance at the SAMA25.

Kelly Khumalo, Sho Madjozi, DJ Sumbody, DJ Tira, Distruction Boyz, Dladla Mshunqisi and Mobi Dixon closed the award ceremony with their performances.

See full list of SAMA awards 2019 winners:

This is the complete list of winners on Night 1 of SAMA25 adopted from thesouthafrican.com

BEST ADULT CONTEMPORARY ALBUM

  • Ard Matthews – Impossible Machines

BEST AFRICAN ADULT CONTEMPORARY ALBUM

  • Nathi- Iphupha Labantu

BEST ALTERNATIVE ALBUM

  • Nakhane – You Will Not Die

BEST R&B/SOUL ALBUM

  • Zonke – L.O.V.E

BEST REGGAE ALBUM

  • Black Dillinger – Mavara is King

BEST CONTEMPORARY FAITH MUSIC ALBUM

  • We Will Worship – Seasons Volume 1

BESTE KONTEMPORÊRE MUSIEK ALBUM

  • Coenie de Villiers – Pure Coenie

BEST JAZZ ALBUM

  • Bokani Dyer Trio – Neo Native

REST OF AFRICA AWARD

  • Diamond Platnumz – A Boy from Tandale

BEST LIVE AUDIOVISUAL RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • Cassper Nyovest – Fill up Orlando Stadium – Robin Kohl

BEST COLLABORATION

  • Black Coffee feat. David Guetta and Delilah Montagu – Drive

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Jeremy Loops – Gold by Robert Smith

BEST PRODUCED ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Nasty C – Strings and Bling by Nsikayesizwe David Junior Ngcobo, Sipho Dlamini and Collin Gayle

BEST ENGINEERED ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Vusi Nova – Manyan-nyan by Robin Walsh

REMIX OF THE YEAR

  • Zakwe – Sebentin by Cassper Nyovest, HHP, Blaklez, Kwesta and Musiholiq

BEST SELLING DVD

  • Joyous Celebration 22 All for You

BEST SELLING ARTIST

  • Joyous Celebration – Umoya Kulendawo

SAMRO/CAPASSO HIGHEST AIRPLAY COMPOSER’S AWARD

  • Lady Zamar -Collide

The final night of the ceremony was a star-studded event that saw every deserving artist receive recognition for their artistic work.

This is the complete list of winners from Night 2 of the awards ceremony:

BEST AFRO POP ALBUM

  • Sjava — Umqhele

BEST KWAITO / GQOM / AMAPIANO ALBUM

  • Spikiri — King Don Father

BEST AFRICAN INDIGENOUS FAITH MUSIC ALBUM

  • Ithimba Le Africa — Sesiphunyukile

BEST TRADITIONAL FAITH MUSIC ALBUM

  • Spirit of Praise — Spirit of Praise Vol 7

SAMPRA HIGHEST AIRPLAY OF THE YEAR

  • Lady Zamar — Collide

SAMRO/CAPASSO BEST-SELLING DIGITAL ARTIST

  • Lindelani Mkhize, Mnqobi Nxumalo, Siphiwe Ngcobo — Thobeka Mahlangu

BEST HIP-HOP ALBUM

  • Nasty C — Strings N Bling

BEST ROCK ALBUM

  • Dan Patlansky — Perfection Kills

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

  • TKZEE
  • Mango Groove
  • HHP

BESTE POP ALBUM

  • Snotkop — Sous

BEST POP ALBUM

  • Tresor — Nostalgia

BEST DANCE ALBUM

  • Black Motion — Moya Wa Taola

BEST MASKANDI ALBUM

  • Sgwebo Sentambo — Yekani Umona

BEST TRADITIONAL ALBUM

  • Candy — Hupenyu Unenge Viri

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR

  • Sho Madjozi — Limpopo Champions League

DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

  • Black Motion — Moya Wa Taola

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Sho Madjozi — Limpopo Champions League

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Black Coffee — Music is King

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Sjava — Umqhele

RECORD OF THE YEAR

  • Holly Rey — Deeper

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