The 29th Annual South African Music Awards is the 29th ceremony of the South African Music Awards. The ceremony was aired live on SABC 1 on November 18, 2023 hosted by DJ Sabby and Nomalanga Shozi at SunBet Arena. Nominees were announced on October 3, 2023, live on YouTube.
Kabza De Small bagged the most win with four awards in the Best Duo/Group of The Year award alongside DJ Maphorisa, Best Produced Album, Best Amapiano Album and Best Kwaito Album.
SAMAs29 was definitely filled with multiple challenges but through the art of collaboration, artists, esteemed industry professionals, guest presenters and hosts we were able to celebrate all our winners,” RiSA CEO Nhlanhla Sibisi said. “We are so grateful for them and for South Africa as a whole and their love for the country’s music and entertainment industry. We are so proud of all our winners and wish that their careers continue to be as unforgettable as this evening has been. SAMAs29 let’s go.
Amapiano sensation Myztro was named Newcomer of the Year for ‘2.0 Nkwari’ while Makhadzi won Best Traditional Album for African Queen 2.0. Mörda cemented his brand as a solo artist and a true performer, winning Best Dance Album and Remix of the Year for ‘Ndinovalo’ jointly with Yallunder. Lloyiso’s Seasons won him Best Pop Album.
Duo/Group of the Year: DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small – Scorpion Kings Live Sun Arena
Newcomer of the Year: Myztro – 2.0 Nkwari
Best Amapiano Album: KOA II Part 1 – Kabza De Small
Best Produced Album: KOA II Part 1 – Kabza De Small (producer: Leslie George Theko, Artwork Sound, Da Muziqal Chef, Mdu aka TRP, Stakev, DJ Maphorisa and Felo Le Tee)