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SAMA25: Black Coffee leads with five nominations

26/04/2019

The launch of the South African Music Awards (SAMA25) was a star-studded affair. On Thursday evening, the country's cream of the crop made their way to the nominee event in Alberton, Johannesburg, to find out who was in line to be awarded for their outstanding musical works.

As reported by IOL News, the return to Alberton, 25 years later, was symbolic of the reflective times South Africans are in.

SAMA25 returns to its roots Looking back at a quarter of a century since the first SAMA event was held in the same town, one can see the strides that have been made by our creatives in reshaping the sound of Africa.

This was the tone that reverberated through the walls of the Alberton Civic Centre.

Alex Sekati, the director of the department of arts and culture in the North West, teased that a bigger budget injection into the event would make this the most magnificent SAMA's we have ever seen.

The legacy programme that we are leaving behind is such that we cannot live without, even after our association comes to an end, because all association come to an end whether we die We want to believe that the legacy that shall be left by this arrangement or partnership shall be forever, he said.

Black Coffee receives five nominations It came as no surprise that one of the hardest working, internationally-lauded artists in South Africa, led the pack with the most nominations on the evening.

Black Coffee spends more time scaling the decks of the most iconic venues in the world than any other urban musician in South Africa.

How he still finds the time to be at the forefront of reshaping the house genre with more Black Coffee teases new music with Kelly Rowland is baffling.

Alas, the turntable maestro received five nominations, with his latest project Music is King, scoring him a place in the coveted Album of the Year, Artist of the Year, and Best Dance Album categories.

He also took up two places in the Collaboration of the Year category, increasing his chances of walking away with something on the night.

The SAMA25 event will be held at the Sun City resort on Friday, 31 May.

Here is a full list of the nominations:

SAMA25: Full list of nominations Everybody served HEAT this past year, but we are honoured to announce the following as our #SAMA25 Album of The Year Nominees! pic.twitter.com/EbM64g9Q2f

The SA Music Awards (@TheSAMAs) April 25, 2019 We were never ready for the talent these stars brought in 2018 These are the #SAMA25 Duo/Group of the Year nominees! pic.twitter.com/O6prCundMg

The SA Music Awards (@TheSAMAs) April 25, 2019 Time stands still when you're surrounded by the right melodies. Congratulations to these incredible artists for making it as our #SAMA25 Best Produced Album nominees pic.twitter.com/pVOJTiH5nc

The SA Music Awards (@TheSAMAs) April 25, 2019 FIRE ALERT! THIS IS NOT A DRILL

We are proud to announce these music maestros as nominees for #SAMA25 Remix of the Year! pic.twitter.com/CuKRquJ0FA

The SA Music Awards (@TheSAMAs) April 25, 2019 AYEYE, this list is filled with the best talent South Africa has to offer! Congratulations to all our #SAMA25 Nominees for killing the game. pic.twitter.com/TAYhdBXxvO

The SA Music Awards (@TheSAMAs) April 25, 2019 Kuyafiwa with these guys Check out the heavy hitters in the music industry are going toe to toe on our #SAMA25 Male Artist of the Year nominee list! pic.twitter.com/AHnsd5AsSu

The SA Music Awards (@TheSAMAs) April 25, 2019 Nishayile ladies! We are proud to announce these songbirds as our #SAMA25 Female Artist of the Year nominees! pic.twitter.com/QfVgLQ8fR1

The SA Music Awards (@TheSAMAs) April 25, 2019 There's nothing as powerful as music coming to life through video! That's why we're honoured to announce these groundbreakers as #SAMA25 Music Video of the Year nominees pic.twitter.com/bazjy0HDGc

The SA Music Awards (@TheSAMAs) April 25, 2019 When you come together and be all about the music, all you can do is WIN. Congratulations to these artists on their #SAMA25 nomination for Collaboration of the Year! pic.twitter.com/oFlh5lQjq6

The SA Music Awards (@TheSAMAs) April 25, 2019 To the #SAMA25 Best Live Audio Visual Recording nominees, thanks for making us feel like we are right there with you in the crowd! pic.twitter.com/yfgJGFND2E

The SA Music Awards (@TheSAMAs) April 25, 2019 Nothing short of phenomenal! Congratulations to our #SAMA25 Best Afro Pop nominees! We see you shining pic.twitter.com/pBpa8rojCn

The SA Music Awards (@TheSAMAs) April 25, 2019 A huge shoutout to these jazz legends in the making for coming out on top in our #SAMA25 Best Jazz Album nominees list! pic.twitter.com/KjU6gXnWQY

The SA Music Awards (@TheSAMAs) April 25, 2019 2018 was a year that kept on giving us the best music Africa has to offer. Competition was tight, but these are the stars of our #SAMA25 Rest Of Africa Artist nominees list pic.twitter.com/YMllFHTFuJ

The SA Music Awards (@TheSAMAs) April 25, 2019 Siyalilizela for our #SAMA25 Best Maskandi Album nominees! Congratulations! pic.twitter.com/T0xuRDVhUN

The SA Music Awards (@TheSAMAs) April 25, 2019 To our #SAMA25 Best Traditional Album nominees, we thank you for giving us melodies that keep taking us back to our roots! pic.twitter.com/3u6hNp0zCB

The SA Music Awards (@TheSAMAs) April 25, 2019 Congratulations to these #SAMA25 Best African Indigenous Faith Album nominees for bringing the melodies of faith to us like we've never seen before! pic.twitter.com/1RprHpSewg

The SA Music Awards (@TheSAMAs) April 25, 2019 These nominees has all the artists who kept us raising our voices to the heavens! Congratulations to our #SAMA25 Contemporary Faith Music Album nominees pic.twitter.com/2WNAELJgTD

The SA Music Awards (@TheSAMAs) April 25, 2019 These nominees has
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