Mzansi’s A-listers pulled out all the stops on the red carpet at Sun City in the North West.
It was hosted by TV and radio stars Somizi Mhlongo and Dineo Ranaka and comedian Mpho Popps.
Who can forget the song Omunye? The song that made it on it every December playlist!
Distruction Boyz whipped the Superbowl into a frenzy when they were declared winners of the public-voted Record of the Year for their hit song Omunye.
Legendary Afro Pop band, Mafikizolo proved their staying power when they took Duo/Group of the Year and Best Afro Pop Album.
Joyous Celebration’s Joyous Celebration Volume 21 Heal Our Land won the Best Selling Digital Artist Award, adding to the two Best Selling DVD and Best Selling Album they won last night brings their haul to three in total.
President Cyril Ramaphosa and Nathi Mthethwa, Minister of Arts and Culture, were among the dignitaries that attended the event.
Here’s the full list of winners:
Newcomer of the Year: Shekhinah for ‘Rose Gold’
Male Artist of the Year: Prince Kaybee for ‘I am Music’
Female Artist of the Year: Shekhinah for ‘Rose Gold’
Duo or Group of the Year: Mafikizolo for ‘20’
Album of the Year: ‘Rose Gold’ by Shekhinah
SAMRO Highest Airplay Composer’s Award: Sun-EL Musician ft Samthing Soweto for ‘Akanamali’ composed by Sanele “Sun-El Musician” Sithole
CAPASSO Best Selling Digital Download Composer’s Award: Joyous Celebration for ‘Joyous Celebration Volume 21: Heal Our Land’ composed by Timothy Bambelela Myeni
Best Selling Digital Artist of the Year: Joyous Celebration for ‘Joyous Celebration Volume 21: Heal Our Land’
SAMPRA Highest Airplay Song of the Year: ‘Akanamali’ by Sun-EL Musician ft Samthing Soweto
Best Selling DVD of the Year: ‘Joyous Celebration Volume 21: Heal Our Land’ by Joyous Celebration
Best Selling Album of the Year: ‘Joyous Celebration Volume 21: Heal Our Land’ by Joyous Celebration
Lifetime Achievement Award: Dr Mbongeni Ngema, Adv Steve Kekana , Letona “Spokes H” Hlatshwayo Spokes
International Achievement Award: Shashika Mooruth
Best Rock Album: ‘Selfmedikasie’ by Fokofpolisiekar
Best Pop Album: ‘The Beautiful Madness’ by TRESOR
Beste Pop Album: ‘Laat Die Dansvloer Brand’ by Kurt Darren
Best Adult Contemporary Album: ‘Symphonic Soweto’ by Wouter Kellerman and the Soweto Gospel Choir
Beste Kontemporêre Musiek Album: ‘Skepe’ by Jo Black
Best African Adult Contemporary Album: ‘Ilanga’ by Siseko Pame
Best Alternative Music Album: ‘Mangaliso’ by Bongeziwe Mabandla
Best R&B/Soul/Reggae Album: ‘Relationships’ by Afrotraction
Best Hip Hop Album: ‘Yellow’ by Shane Eagle
Best Kwaito Album: ‘Highly Flavoured’ by Busiswa
Best Dance Album: ‘King Zamar’ by Lady Zamar
Best Traditional Faith Music Album: ‘Andile KaMajola Chapter 8 Sekwanele’ by Andile KaMajola
Best Contemporary Faith Music Album: ‘Heaven’s Ways’ by Nqubeko Mbatha
Best African Indigenous Gospel Album: ‘Samson Aphi Amandla Akho’ by Vuma Zion
Best African Artist Album: ‘The Simphiwe Dana Symphony Experience’ by Simphiwe Dana
Best Traditional Music Album: ‘Jessica Mbangeni Sings IGoli Live @ Lyric Theatre Johannesburg’ by Jessica Mbangeni
Best Maskandi Album: ‘6 to 6’ by Abafana Baka Mgqumeni
Best Jazz Album: ‘Ikhambi’ by Nduduzo Makhathini
Best Classical and/or Instrumental Album: ‘Baroqueswing Vol. III’ by Charl du Plessis Trio
Best Afro Pop Album: ‘20’ by Mafikizolo
Best Live Audio Visual Recording / DVD: ‘Red Mic Xperience’ by Donald. Visual recording producer: Robin Kohl
Best Collaboration: ‘Akanamali’ by Sun-El Musician featuring Samthing Soweto
Music Video of the Year: ‘Arumtumtum’ by Rouge. Directed by Alex Fynn
Best Produced Album: ‘Late Night People’ by Goldfish. Produced by Dominic Peters and David Poole
Best Engineered Album: ‘20’ by Mafikizolo. Produced by Howard Gomba and Themba Sekowe
Remix of the Year: ‘I got you’ by Encore. Remixed by Mobi Dixon
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