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Nathi and DJ Black Coffee dominate at SAMA AWARDS 2016

Jun 7 '16 | By La Afrique Media | Views: 869 | Comments: 0

Last night was the biggest night in South African music. Celebrities galore made their way to Durban to atend the 2016 SAMA Awards.

Nathi and DJ Black Coffee  were the night’s big winners at the 2016 SA Music Awards held at the Durban ICC on Saturday night.

Afro-soul singer Nathi won  5 SAMA Awards last night, including the coveted Best Male Award. He showed his digital poweress as well  when he won the the Best Full Album Download award.

DJ Black Coffee continued his global domination with local accolades at the 22nd SA Music Awards‚ walking away with three trophies at the event‚ including accolades in the Best Engineered Album‚ Best Dance Album and Best Album categories.

In a series of touching moments‚ the artist’s mom accepted two awards on his behalf.

Black Coffee was also awarded the International Achievement Award at the event.

Lifetime Achievement awards were given to Roger Lucey‚ the late Bhekumuzi Luthuli and the late Nana Coyote.

Hip-hop artist Emtee‚ who scooped four awards at the recent Metro FM Music Awards‚ continued his dominance at local music awards with two major wins at the SAMAs‚ including awards for Best Rap Album and the prestigious Record of the Year Award.

Emtee beat out the likes of the likes of AKA (Baddest/ All Eyes on Me)‚ Black Coffee (We Dance Again)‚ K.O (Skhanda Love)‚ Nathi Mankayi (Nomvula)‚ Timo OVD (Save Me)‚ Prince Kaybee (Better Days)‚ Riky Rick (Boss Zonke) and Four7 (J’Adore) for the Record of the Year gong.

It was also a great night for Big Nuz who walked away with two awards each.

Here is a full list of the winners:

Album of the Year

Black Coffee  - Pieces of Me

Amstel Record of the year

Roll Up by Emtee

Best R&B/Soul/Reggae Album         

Nathi - Buyelekhaya

Best Rap Album

Emtee - Avery

Duo or Group of the Year

Big Nuz - For the Fans

Female Artist of the Year

Zonke - Work of Heart

Male Artist of the Year

Nathi - Buyelekhaya

Newcomer of the Year

Nathi - Buyelekhaya

Best Kwaito Album (Brought to you by Ukhozi FM)

Big Nuz - For the Fans

Best Rock Album         

Desmond & the Tutus - Enjoy Yourself

Best Pop Album 

Tresor - VII

Best Dance Album      

Black Coffee - Pieces of Me

Beste Pop Album (Afrikaans)

Karlien van Jaarsveld - My Hartjie

Best Adult Contemporary Album    

Judith Sephuma - One Word

Beste Kontemporêre Musiek Album

Elvis Blue - Êrens in die Middel van Nêrens

Best African Adult Album      

Dizu Plaatjies & Friends - Ubuntu – The Common String

Best Alternative Album          

Petite Noir - La Vie Est Belle/Life is Beautiful

Best Traditional Faith Music Album 

TYGC Family - The Journey Begins

Best Contemporary Faith Music Album     

Ntokozo Mbambo - Spirit and Life

Best Maskandi Album

Imithente - Ichakijana

Best Jazz Album

Marcus Wyatt & the ZAR - One Night in the Sun Jazz Orchestra

Best Classical and/or Instrumental Album

Wouter Kellerman - Love Language      

Best Live Audiovisual Recording

Jimmy Dludlu - Live at Emperors Palace  

Best Collaboration

Dbn Nyts ft. Zinhle Ngidi – Shumaya & Trademark 

Best Music Video of the Year

Jack Parow & Freshly Ground Army of One 

Best Produced Album of the Year

Zahara - Country Girl       

Best Engineered Album of the Year

Black Coffee - Pieces of Me     

Best Remix of the Year

DJ Sliqe - Do Like I Do Remix


Special Awards

International Achievement Award – Black Coffee

Lifetime Achievement Awards (Brought to you by Telkom)– Nana Coyote (posthumous award), Bhekumuzi Luthuli (posthumous award), Roger Lucey

Best Selling Albums and Music Downloads of the Year

Best Selling Album – Nathi (Buyelekhaya)

Best Selling DVD – Joyous Celebration (Volume 19: Back to the Cross)

Best Selling Overall Music Download – Sfiso Ncwane (Bayede Baba)

Best Selling Music Download (Ring-back Tone) – Sfiso Ncwane (Bayede Baba)

Best Selling Full-track Music Download – Nathi (Nomvula)

Sampra Award

Highest Radio Airplay of the Year – DBN Nyts (Shumaya)

Samro Award

Highest Radio Airplay Composers’ Award – Samkele Maphumulo, Kabelo Masekane, Cebo Ngcobo, Wanda Shabalala and Lwazi Yokwana for Shumaya by Dbn Nyts

Capasso Award

Best Selling Digital Download Composers’ Award – Sfiso Ncwane (Bayede Baba)

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