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South African Music Awards 2016 Nominees

The nominees for the 22nd annual South African Music Awards (SAMAs) are finally out and the announcement has had Twitter abuzz.
Among the major revelations, rapper Cassper Nyovest did not receive any individual nominations this year.
Tickets will go on sale on Friday 22 April 2016 for the popular award show, which will be held at the ICC in Durban on June 4th.
Here are the contenders competing in some of the hottest categories.


Here is the full list of nominees:

Best Male Artist of the Year
1. Nathi - Buyelekhaya
2. Black Coffee - Piece Of Me
3. Riky Rick - Family Values
4. Emtee - Avery
5. Francois Van Coke - Francoise Van Coke

Best Female Artist of the Year
1. Zonke - Work of heart
2. Zahara - Country Girl
3. Fifi Cooper - 20FIFI
4. Judith Sephuma - One Word
5. Karen Zoid - Drown Out the Noise

Best Dance Album
1. Black Coffee - Piece Of Me
2. Mi Casa - Home Sweet Home
3. Mobi Dixon - Tribal Soul Special edition
4. DJ Merlon - Original Copy
5. Junior Taurus and Lady Zamar - Cotton candy

Best Rap album
1. Emtee - Avery
2. Riky Rick - Family Values
3. Da Les - North God
4. Kid X - 3 Quarter Pace
5. Zakwe - Impande

Best Kwaito Album
1. Big Nuz - For the Fans
2. DBN Nyts - Believe
3. Kabelo Mabalane - Immortal Vol.3
4. DJ Bongz - Game Changer
5. Mzansi  - North Coast Vibe

Best Newcomer of the Year
1. Riky Rick - Family Values
2. Emtee - Avery
3. Tresor - VII
4. Fifi Cooper - 20FIFI
5. Nathi - Buyelekhaya

Best Album of the Year
1. Francois Van Coke - Francoise Van Coke
2. Emtee - Avery
3. Nathi - Buyelekhaya
4. Tresor - VII
5. Black Coffee - Piece Of Me

Best Remix of the Year
1. DJ Sliqe - Do Like I Do Remix
2. AKA - Baddest Remix
3. Mobi Dixon - Never Let Me Go
4. Mobi Dixon - My Sugar
5. The Fraternity - Bheka Mina Ngedwa Amplified

Best Music Video of the Year
1. Jon Savage & Graig Hunter Parker - Army Of One
2. Kyle Lewis - Fuseg
3. Daniel Levi - Caviar Dreams
4. Shamiel Soni - Ayadelela
5. Ryan Kguger - Negatives Deluxe

Best Collaboration
1.DBN Nyts - Shumaya
2. Shekhinah x kyle Deutsch - Back to the Beach
3. AKA ft Redsan, Burna Boy and Stoneboy - All Eyes of Me
 4.Major League DJz ft Cassper Nyovest, OKMALIMKOOLKAT, Riky Rick and Carpo - Slyza Tsotsi
 5. Khuli Chana ft Patoranking - No Lie 

Best R&B/Soul/Reggae Album
1. Nathi - Buyelekhaya
2. Zonke - Work of heart
3.Olwethu - Imbethu
4. Zahara - Country Girl
5. The Muffinz

Best Duo/Group
1. Desmond and The Tutus
2. Witness The Funk
3. Marcus Wyatt & The Zar Jazz Orchestra
4. Juniour Taurus and Lady Zamar
5. Big Nuz

Best African Adult Album
1. Dizu Plaatjie & Friends - Ubuntu: The Common String
2. Kabomo - Sekusile
3. Thiwe - Soul Therapy
4. L'wei Netshivhale - Mudzimu Washu
5. Jessica Mbangeni - Busisiwe: Tribute to the African Heroine


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