DJ Maphorisa Weighs In On The #SAMA27 Winners

DJ Maphorisa Weighs In On The #SAMA27 Winners. The South African Music Awards (SAMAs) are one of the most anticipated music events of the year. This year, the South African Music Awards, which were broadcast on Saturday, 31 July took place virtually due to COVID-19 regulations.

In the pre-recorded awards that were flighted on SABC 1, Kabza De Small became the biggest winner of the night,  followed by DJ Maphorisa with three awards. The artist’s collaboration with DJ Maphorisa as Scorpion Kings earned them Album of the Year, Duo or Group of the Year and Best Amapiano Album. His solo effort, I Am The King of Amapiano: Sweet & Dust won him Male Artist of the Year gong. However, Maphorisa seemed unhappy with the awards. He took to social media saying the SAMAs are dizzy. “i told u di sama di dezzie,” he wrote.

The internationally acclaimed Master KG took home the Samro Composer Highest Airplay award that he shares with Nomcebo Zikode. He further won International Achiever Award for his monster hit Jerusalema featuring Nomcebo.

Blaq Diamond on the other hand was crowned Artist of the Year at the SA Music Awards, while  Cape Town artist  Matthew Mole walked away with the Record of the Year. Ndlovu Youth Choir also walked away with Best Adult Contemporary Album award. Sho Madjozi scooped the Best Traditional Album and Sofnfree Female Artist of the Year. 

Other winners include Best Alternative Album, which was awarded to Bongeziwe Mabandla, Best Kwaito Album was taken by Reece Madlisa and Zuma and Best Gqom Album was won by Zinaro. Best Selling Artist award went to Mlindo the Vocalist .

GM of Member Services at South African Music Rights Organisation (Samro), Karabo Seena  said about the awards: “Samro congratulates all the music creators who have won and those who were nominated too. Before the sold-out concerts and the millions of streams and sales, it starts with a note. Nurtured, it develops into the fabric of all significant moments in our lives. We urge all music creators to continue pouring out their hearts and sharing with the world and equally important, to register their works to ensure they keep earning from them.”

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