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DJ Maphorisa tops #SAMA28 public voted categories

ByStaff Reporter

Jun 6, 2022

With the announcement of the SAMA28 nominations for Record of the Year (ROTY), Music Video of the Year (MVOTY) and SAMPRA Artist of the Year (AOTY) this morning, super producer DJ Maphorisa has emerged as a top nominee.

Lawd Phori garnered five nominations in ROTY and MVOTY for Abalele and Asibe Happy, both collaborations with Kabza De Small and Ami Faku, as well as Banyana featuring Tyler ICU, Daliwonga, Sir Trill and Kabza De Small and Izolo featuring Tyler ICU, Mpura, Daliwonga and Visca.

De Mthuda held his own with four nominations for Jola featuring Sino Msolo and Da Muziqal Chef and John Wick featuring Sir Trill and Da Muziqal Chef, in both ROTY and MVOTY.

The SAMPRA Artist of the Year category, which recognises musicians who excelled over the past year, will be hotly contested by the likes of Musa Keys, Msaki, Jennifer Zamudio, Cece Vee, Makhadzi and Young Stunna.

With Amapiano undeniably dominating the categories, the hip hop genre manages to stake its claim through A-Reece for SAMPRA AOTY, Emtee for SAMPRA AOTY, Nasty C for Black and White feat Ari Lennox for ROTY and Khuli Chana for Buyile feat Tyler ICU, Stino Le Thwenny and Lady Du for MVOTY.

Other artists who received multiple nominations include Mi Casa for Mamela for ROTY and MVOTY and Kabza De Small for Abalele and Asibe Happy both with DJ Maphorisa and Ami Faku for ROTY, in addition to Woza with Mr JazziQ, Lady Du and Boohle for MVOTY.

Other artists who received multiple nominations include Mi Casa for Mamela for ROTY and MVOTY and Kabza De Small for Abalele and Asibe Happy both with DJ Maphorisa and Ami Faku for ROTY, in addition to Woza with Mr JazziQ, Lady Du and Boohle for MVOTY.

The ROTY, MVOTY and SAMPRA AOTY are the only categories voted for exclusively by the public. The remaining nominees for adjudicated categories will be announced at an exclusive event on 7 June 2022 in Johannesburg.

AOTY – To vote for your favourite Artist of the Year, dial *120*33121# on your phone and select 1. USSD charged at 1.50 per minute, free minutes do not apply

MVOTY – To vote for your favourite Music Video of the Year, dial *120*33121# on your phone and select 2. USSD charged at 1.50 per minute, free minutes do not apply

ROTY – To vote for your favourite Record of the Year, dial *120*33121# on your phone and select 3. USSD charged at 1.50 per minute, free minutes do not apply

SAMPRA Chief Marketing Officer, Ms. Tiyani Maluleke commented:

This year’s SAMRA Artist of the Year nominees represent a generation of artists with distinct talent in a wide range of music genres.  As Team SAMPRA, we are incredibly proud of each and every nominee. This year’s nominees have all displayed admirable resilience and tenacity in their work, despite prevailing global uncertainties. Wishing all of them the best of luck as we move closer to crowning the SAMPRA Artist of the Year winner.”

Nhlanhla Sibisi RiSA CEO said:

“The calibre of nominees in the ROTY, SAMPRA AOTY and MVOTY categories this year are exciting in their diversity across genres. This cohort is a true reflection of ground breakers who have worked hard and adapted through a global pandemic to give us their best offerings. I encourage the fans to vote for their favourites while there is still time. We wish the nominees well and look forward to presenting these awards at the main event.”

 

 

RECORD OF THE YEAR
Osama – Zakes Bantwini and Kasango

Questions – Shekhinah

Mamela – Mi Casa

Banyana – DJ Maphorisa and Tyler ICU feat. Daliwonga, Sir Trill and Kabza De Small

Abalele – Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa feat. Ami Faku

Adiwele – Young Stunna feat. Kabza De Small

Bopha – Mellow& Sleazy and Felo Le Tee feat. DJ Maphorisa, Madumane and Young Stunna

Vula Mlomo – Musa Keys feat. Sir Trill and Nobantu Vilakazi

Asibe Happy – Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa feat. Ami Faku

John Wick – De Mthuda feat. Da Muziqal Chef and Sir Trill

I’m With You – Matthew Mole

Umsebenzi Wethu – Busta 929 and Mpura feat. Zuma, Mr JazziQ, Lady Du and Reece Madlisa

Black And White – Nasty C and Ari Lennox

Izolo – DJ Maphorisa and Tyler ICU feat. Mpura, Daliwonga and Visca

Phakade Lami – Nomfundo Moh feat. Sha Sha and Ami Faku

Jola – De Mthuda feat. Sino Msolo

Shine Your Light – Master KG and David Guetta feat. Akon

Postcards – Jeremy Loops

Ngathwala Ngaye – Kelly Khumalo feat. Mondli Ngcobo

Right Now – Elaine

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
LiYoshona (Main Mix) – Kwiish SA feat. Njelic, MalumNator and De Mthuda

Izolo – DJ Maphorisa and Tyler ICU feat. Mpura, Daliwonga and Visca

Summer Yo Muthi – Blaq Diamond

Phakade Lami – Nomfundo Moh feat. Sha Sha and Ami Faku

Nkulunkulu – Kamo Mphela

Jola – De Mthuda feat Sino Msolo and Da Muziqal Chef

Indlovu – DJ Zinhle feat. Lloyiso

Yini Sdakwa – ThackzinDJ, Tee Jay and Sir Trill feat. Dlala Thukzin, Nkosazana_ Daughter, Rascoe Kaos, Moscow and Mpura

S’bali – Intaba Yase Dubai

Mamela – Mi Casa

John Wick – De Mthuda feat. Sir Trill and Da Muziqal Chef

Woza – Mr JazziQ, Kabza De Small and Lady Du feat. Boohle

Superman – DJ Stokie feat. Kabza De Small, Masterpiece YVK and Madumane

Getting Late – Tyla feat. Kooldrink

Umuzi eSandton – Big Zulu Feat. Lwah Ndlunkulu

Buyile – Khuli Chana feat. Tyler ICU, Stino Le Thwenny and Lady Du

Ghanama – Makhadzi feat. Prince Benza

Inhlupheko – Big Zulu feat. Mduduzi

Chucks – YOUNOTUS and Mi Casa

Mmapula – Busta 929 feat. Mzu M

SAMPRA ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Bello no Gallo

Haksul MUZIQ

Fanie Dick

AfroToniQ

Zion Agreement

A-Reece

Musa Keys

Msaki

Jennifer Zamudio

Millie Ngwalangwala

Rodger KB

Brandon Dhludhlu

HunTer Leite

NLite

Emtee

PressCee

Cece Vee

Young Stunna

Lady X

Makhadzi

Social media handles

TikTok: @thesamas_

Instagram: @thesamas_

Twitter: @TheSAMAs

YouTube: samusicawards

Facebook: South African Music Awards

Hashtag: #SAMA28

Website: www.samusicawards.co.za

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