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AKA And K.O Dominate Nominations At The South African Music Awards

Sjava's Isibuko album has also earned him a spot in the fiercely contested Male Artist of the Year category, as well as nominations for Album of the Year, Best Produced Album, and Best Engineered Album.

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AKA And K.O Dominate Nominations At The South African Music Awards

The hip-hop fraternity is buzzing with excitement as rappers take the lead in nominations for this year’s South African Music Awards (Samas). In a bittersweet moment, the late rapper AKA has received the most nominations with six nods.

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His album, Mass Country, has been recognized in multiple categories, including Male Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Engineered Album, Best Collaboration (for the single Lemons [Lemonade] featuring Nasty C), Best Collaboration (for the single Company featuring Kiddominant), and Best Produced Music Video (for Lemons [Lemonade] featuring Nasty C).

Following closely behind AKA is his fellow rapper and friend K.O, who has received five nominations. K.O’s album SR3 and the single Sete featuring Young Stunna and Blxckie have been acknowledged in the categories of Male Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Collaboration, Best Produced Music Video, and Remix of the Year for Sete featuring Young Stunna, Oxlade, and Diamond Platnumz.

Sjava’s Isibuko album has also earned him a well-deserved spot in the fiercely contested Male Artist of the Year category. Additionally, he has secured nominations for Album of the Year, Best Produced Album, and Best Engineered Album.

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Not to be left behind, the self-proclaimed Kings Of Amapiano, Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa, have also been recognized for their outstanding contributions to the music industry. Kabza De Small has received four nominations, while DJ Maphorisa has garnered three. They have also been nominated twice for their collaboration as Scorpion Kings.

Following closely behind AKA is fellow rapper and friend K.O, who has received five nominations for his album SR3 and the single Sete featuring Young Stunna and Blxckie. K.O is nominated in the categories of Male Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Collaboration, Best Produced Music Video, and Remix of the Year for Sete featuring Young Stunna, Oxlade, and Diamond Platnumz.

Sjava’s Isibuko album has also earned him a spot in the fiercely contested Male Artist of the Year category, as well as nominations for Album of the Year, Best Produced Album, and Best Engineered Album.

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Not to be left behind, the self-proclaimed Kings Of Amapiano, Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa, have received four and three nominations respectively. They have also walked away with two nods for their collaboration as Scorpion Kings.

The nominees in some of the key categories are:

Female Artist of the Year

  • Kelly Khumalo – From A God To A King
  • Ntokozo Mbambo – Lavish Worship
  • Sincerely Anne – To Whom it May Concern
  • Hle – Take Heart
  • Thandi Ntuli – Blk Elijah & The Children of Meroë

Male Artist of the Year

  • Kabza De Small – KOA II Part 1
  • AKA – Mass Country
  • Sjava – Isibuko
  • K.O – SR3
  • Lloyiso – Seasons

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Duo/Group of the Year

  • DJ Maphorisa and Visca – Ba Straata
  • Venom and Shishiliza – Love Is Pain
  • Mafikizolo – Idwala
  • DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small – Scorpion Kings Live Sun Arena
  • Msaki and Tubatsi – Synthetic Hearts

Newcomer of the Year

  • Myztro – 2.0 Nkwari
  • Blakka Yut – Unleashed
  • Sincerely Anne – To Whom it May Concern
  • Lloyiso – Seasons
  • Venom and Shishiliza – Love Is Pain

Album of the Year

  • Mass Country – AKA
  • SR3 – K.O
  • Isibuko – Sjava
  • KOA II Part 1 – Kabza De Small
  • Lavish Worship – Ntokozo Mbatha

The South African Music Awards promises to be an exciting event, showcasing the incredible talent and diversity within the hip-hop genre. With rappers dominating the nominations, fans can expect fierce competition and memorable performances.

SAMA29 will be held at the Durban ICC on November 17 and 18 and broadcast live on SABC1.

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Elize Coetzee for SurgeZirc SA
Elize Coetzee for SurgeZirc SAhttps://new.surgezirc.co.za
Elize Coetzee, a seasoned journalist, is the driving force behind SurgeZirc SA’s world news and world politics coverage. With an unwavering commitment to truth, Elize delves into global affairs, providing live updates, in-depth investigations, and thought-provoking analysis. Whether it’s geopolitical tensions, international diplomacy, or breaking stories, Elize’s incisive reporting keeps readers informed and engaged.
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