The SAMAs in a gallery

The past weekend at the 24th South African Music Awards simply called the SAMAs, was all glitz and glamour for the stars, the politicians and other key players in the industry which would include us; ‘the media’.

We’ve put together a few visuals that would take you through the journey, with a focus on the night of the broadcast awards red carpet looks.

Peacock_Jessica Mbangeni

Jessica Mbangeni was certainly our fav! what with all the feathers!

Shane Eagle – who walked away with best hip-hop album of the year was the icebreaker for the first night.

Fast forward to the star-studded main night, Riky Rick took all our minds away.

Ricky Rick

Congolese-born South African rapper Rouge got all the ahhs and uhhs as she brought her mother as her date to the awards. Gloriously dressed as the African Queen she obviously is, mama Rouge had the previous night picked up her daughter’s award for video of the year.


Still keeping it in the family, Emtee stays adorable each time he steps out with the little one and Saturday was no different, all casual like they paid no mind at all, they were certainly crowd pleasers.

Like Father Like Son

Other stunners included Moozlie the Young MaBrrr drapped in gold.


Shekhinah with the calm just before she swept away the biggest awards of the night,


and Sun EL musician before walking away with a total of 3 nods at the end of the night.

Sun EL

While we attended the event as media, we spent most of our time trying to steal a holiday… check out our next write up on just how much treasures we found. From the palace of the lost city to losing our money trying to win some in the casino, to late night rule breaking…the SAMAs was an experience.


Full list of Winners

Best Selling Digital Artist of the Year – Joyous Celebration Volume 21 Heal Our Land by Joyous Celebration

Sampra Highest Airplay of the Year – Akanamali by Sun El Musician featuring Samthing Soweto

Best Traditional Faith Music Album – Andile kaMajola Chapter 8 Sekwanele by Andile kaMajola

Best African Indigenous Gospel Album – Samson Aphi Amandla Akho by Vuma Zion

Best Kwaito Album – Highly Flavoured by Busiswa

Best Afro Pop Album – 20 by Mafikizolo

Beste Kontemporere Musiek Album – Skepe by Jo Black

Best Pop Album – The Beautiful Madness by Tresor

Samro Highest Airplay of the Year Composer’s Award – Akanamali by Sun El Musician featuring Samthing Soweto composed by Sanele T Sithole

International Achievement Award – Shashika Mooruth

Best Rock Album – Selfmedikasie by Fokofpolisiekar

Best Hip Hop Album – Yellow by Shane Eagle

Best Dance Album – King Zamar by Lady Zamar

Best Maskandi Album – 6 to 6 by Abafana Baka Mgqumeni

Newcomer of the Year – Rose Gold by Shekhinah

Duo or Group of the Year – 20 by Mafikizolo

Female Artist of the Year – Rose Gold by Shekhinah

Male Artist of the Year – I Am Music by Prince Kaybee

Album of the Year – Rose Gold by Shekhinah

Record of the Year – Omunye by Distruction Boyz

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