DJ Maphorisa tops #SAMA28 public voted categories

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.

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

  1. Osama – Zakes Bantwini and Kasango
  2. Questions – Shekhinah
  3. Mamela – Mi Casa
  4. Banyana – DJ Maphorisa and Tyler ICU feat. Daliwonga, Sir Trill and Kabza De Small
  5. Abalele – Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa feat. Ami Faku
  6. Adiwele – Young Stunna feat. Kabza De Small
  7. Bopha – Mellow& Sleazy and Felo Le Tee feat. DJ Maphorisa, Madumane and Young Stunna
  8. Vula Mlomo – Musa Keys feat. Sir Trill and Nobantu Vilakazi
  9. Asibe Happy – Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa feat. Ami Faku
  10. John Wick – De Mthuda feat. Da Muziqal Chef and Sir Trill
  11. I’m With You – Matthew Mole
  12. Umsebenzi Wethu – Busta 929 and Mpura feat. Zuma, Mr JazziQ, Lady Du and Reece Madlisa
  13. Black And White – Nasty C and Ari Lennox
  14. Izolo – DJ Maphorisa and Tyler ICU feat. Mpura, Daliwonga and Visca
  15. Phakade Lami – Nomfundo Moh feat. Sha Sha and Ami Faku
  16. Jola – De Mthuda feat. Sino Msolo
  17. Shine Your Light – Master KG and David Guetta feat. Akon
  18. Postcards – Jeremy Loops
  19. Ngathwala Ngaye – Kelly Khumalo feat. Mondli Ngcobo
  20. Right Now – Elaine

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  1. LiYoshona (Main Mix) – Kwiish SA feat. Njelic, MalumNator and De Mthuda
  2. Izolo – DJ Maphorisa and Tyler ICU feat. Mpura, Daliwonga and Visca
  3. Summer Yo Muthi – Blaq Diamond
  4. Phakade Lami – Nomfundo Moh feat. Sha Sha and Ami Faku
  5. Nkulunkulu – Kamo Mphela
  6. Jola – De Mthuda feat Sino Msolo and Da Muziqal Chef
  7. Indlovu – DJ Zinhle feat. Lloyiso
  8. Yini Sdakwa – ThackzinDJ, Tee Jay and Sir Trill feat. Dlala Thukzin, Nkosazana_ Daughter, Rascoe Kaos, Moscow and Mpura
  9. S’bali – Intaba Yase Dubai
  10. Mamela – Mi Casa
  11. John Wick – De Mthuda feat. Sir Trill and Da Muziqal Chef
  12. Woza – Mr JazziQ, Kabza De Small and Lady Du feat. Boohle
  13. Superman – DJ Stokie feat. Kabza De Small, Masterpiece YVK and Madumane
  14. Getting Late – Tyla feat. Kooldrink
  15. Umuzi eSandton – Big Zulu Feat. Lwah Ndlunkulu
  16. Buyile – Khuli Chana feat. Tyler ICU, Stino Le Thwenny and Lady Du
  17. Ghanama – Makhadzi feat. Prince Benza
  18. Inhlupheko – Big Zulu feat. Mduduzi
  19. Chucks – YOUNOTUS and Mi Casa
  20. Mmapula – Busta 929 feat. Mzu M

SAMPRA ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  1. Bello no Gallo
  2. Haksul MUZIQ
  3. Fanie Dick
  4. AfroToniQ
  5. Zion Agreement 
  6. A-Reece 
  7. Musa Keys
  8. Msaki
  9. Jennifer Zamudio
  10. Millie Ngwalangwala 
  11. Rodger KB
  12. Brandon Dhludhlu
  13. HunTer Leite
  14. NLite
  15. Emtee
  16. PressCee
  17. Cece Vee
  18. Young Stunna
  19. Lady X
  20. Makhadzi

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