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18th MTN/SAMA nominees revealed

This was revealed at this morning 18th MTN/SAMA nominees announcement packed media brief at Turbine Hall, Newtown-Jozi. The showdown is scheduled for April 29 to 30 in Sun City.

As expected, others felt like outsiders having not been considered for the awards citing lack of transparency and unprofessionalism such as reggae.

But that did not deter the show-keeper and CE at SAMA Randall Abrahams to carry on with the party announcement. Yep, there were no surprises as has been the norm with the awards of this magnitude.

Oh, by the way this is our own “Grammy Awards”, so dress up or face the wrath of ‘fashion cops’. Stru!


Here we go
:
Album of The Year
Duo or Group of The Year
Female Artist of The Year
Male Artist of The Year
Newcomer of The Year
 
Lwanda Gogwana - Songbook Chapter 1
Mi Casa – Mi Casa Music
Shadowclub - Guns and Money
Zahara - Loliwe
Zakwe – Zakwe
SAMA 18 NOMINEE LIST: 
BEST TRADITIONAL MUSIC ALBUM
BEST CLASSICAL AND INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM
BEST JAZZ ALBUM
BEST ADULT CONTEMPORARY ALBUM
BEST AFRICAN ADULT ALBUM
BEST CONTEMPORARY FAITH MUSIC ALBUM
BEST TRADITIONAL FAITH MUSIC ALBUM
BEST KIDDIES ALBUM
BEST ROCK ALBUM
BEST ALTERNATIVE ALBUM
BEST POP ALBUM
BEST DANCE ALBUM
BEST STREET URBAN ALBUM
BEST SMOOTH URBAN ALBUM
BEST MASKANDI ALBUM
BEST SOKKIE DANS ALBUM
BEST KWAITO ALBUM
BEST COLLABORATION
BEST LIVE DVD
BEST VIDEO OF THE YEAR
BEST PRODUCER
BEST ENGINEER &
REMIX OF THE YEAR.

Lifetime Achievement Award, the International Achievement Award and the Best-Selling Award, recipients will be announced as well.

To wrap up today’s’ proceedings a nominees fete goes down at an exclusive club in Rosebank from 8pm.

Voting is now open for the MTN Record of the Year, the only publicly voted category at the 18th Annual MTN South African Music Awards.

The public can vote by sending an SMS with the letter assigned to their favourite artist to 083 123 SAMA (7262) at standard SMS rates.

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