South African Music Awards 2018 – Winners

The first batch of winners for the 24th edition of the South African Music Awards has been announced.

The Industry Awards night which was held in Sun City, Bokone Bophirima saw 19 awards presented.

The categories included Best Alternative Music, Best Contemporary Faith Music Album, Best R&B/Soul/Reggae Album.

Below is the full list of winners.

Best African Adult Contemporary Album

Time II Time – Joe Nina

Ilanga – Siseko Pame * WINNER

Based on a True Story – Serame Sediti

Siphokazi – Siphokazi

Tribute Birdie Mboweni The Deluxe Edition Album – Tribute Birdie Mboweni

Beste Pop Album

Uitbasuin – Ray Dylan

Sing Vir Liefde – Karlien van Jaarsveld

Hy Loop Oop – Brendan Peyper

Laat Die Dansvloer Brand – Kurt Darren * WINNER

Iemand Om Lief Te He – Lianie May

Best Adult Contemporary Album

Indie Soul – Josie Field

Now Listen Properly – Swing City

Symphonic Soweto – Wouter Kellerman * WINNER

Life’s Journey – Charlie Finch

Miscellany – Janie Bay

Best Alternative Music Album

You Princess is in Another Castle – Loui Lvndn

Afrika 4 Beginners – Jack Parow

Hierdie is die Lewe – Francois van Coke
The Morning Show – Josh Kempen
Mangaliso – Bongeziwe Mabandla * WINNER

Best R&B/Soul/Reggae Album

Busisiwe – Cici

The Greatest Hits – The Nameless Band

Songs About You – Thabsie

Relationships – Afrotraction * WINNER

Best Contemporary Faith Music Album

Wonders of Mercy – Bongani Nchang

Victorious In His Presence with Benjamin Dube – Benjamin Dube

The Alabaster – Swazi

Solid Rock – Sicelo Moya

Heaven’s Ways – Nqubeko Mbatha * WINNER

Best African Artist Album

This is Me – NINIOLA

Sounds from the Other Side – Wizkid

Yellow The Novel – Zoë Modiga

M&M – Moreira Chonguica and Manu Dibango

The Simphiwe Dana Symphony Experience – Simphiwe Dana *WINNER

Best Traditional Music Album

Pitsi – Dinonyane Cultural Group

Uthando – Bomshell

Isiqalo – The Beginning – Complete

Jessica Mbangeni Sings IGoli Live @Lyric Theatre Johannesburg – Jessica

Mbangeni * WINNER

Indodana – University of Pretoria Camerata

Best Jazz Album

The Simphiwe Dana Symphony Experience – Simphiwe Dana

Live at the Bird’s Eye – The Blue Notes Tribute Orkestra

Yellow The Novel – Zoë Modiga

Voices of our Vision – Tune Recreation Committee

Ikhambi – Nduduzo Makhathini * WINNER

Best Classical and/or Instrumental Album

Insomnia – CH2

Chilled – James Grace

Matimba Ya Vuyimbeleri – University of Limpopo Choristers & the KwaZulu-Natal

Philharmonic Orchestra

Window to the Ashram – Kinsmen

Baroqueswing Vol. III – Charl du Plessis Trio * WINNER

Best Live Audio Visual Recording / DVD

Krone 4 Live – Krone

Victorious In His Presence with Benjamin Dube – Benjamin Dube

The Simphiwe Dana Symphony Experience

Experience – Simphiwe Dana

The Parlotones Orchestrated – The Parlotones

Red Mic Experience – Donald * WINNER

Best Collaboration

Omunye – Distruction Boyz ft Benny Maverick & Dladla Mshunqisi

Spirit – Kwesta ft Wale

Inde – Heavy K ft Busi & Nokwazi

Akanamali – Sun_EL Musician ft Samthing Soweto * WINNER

Ngempela – Sjava ft Howard & DJ Maphorisa

Music Video of the Year

Let It Flow – Shane Eagle

Naaa Meaan – Nadia Nakai

Spirit – Kwesta ft Wale

Don’t do it – Nasty C

Arumtumtum – Rouge * WINNER

Best Produced Album

Rose Gold – Shekhinah

Familia – Mi Casa

20 – Mafikizolo

Late Night People – Goldfish * WINNER

I Am Music – Prince Kaybee

Best Engineered Album

A Noise in the Void – Kahn

Familia – Mi Casa

20 – Mafikizolo * WINNER

Ikhambi – Nduduzo Makhathini

Gqom Is The Future – Distruction Boyz

Remix of the Year

Faith Alive – King Bayaa

I Got You – Mobi Dixon

Free – Household Funk

Buy It Out – Riky Rick feat. Youngsta CPT, KLY, Da Les, Frank Casino, J

Molley & Stilo Magolide

Lake By The Ocean – Mobi Dixon * WINNER
Source: Nydjlive

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