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LIVE: SAMAs 2016 as it happens


Celebrating 90% of local music, the South African Music Awards highlights the songs we have heard in the past 12 months, from Kwaito, Hip-Hop, gospel, SA’s R&B and more. The SAMA 2016 awards were telecast live on SABC1 on Saturday at 8pm.

This is a brand new era in South African music, as we play a majority of local music on our radios and television stations. Celebrating music excellence are the SAMA awards ceremony, hosted by Somizi Mhlongo and Thando Thabethe,  held in Durban ICC in KwaZulu-Natal. See all the nominees here.


Artists who copped more awards at the ceremony include Emtee, Nathi Mankanyi, the international achievement award went out to Black Coffee. Surprisingly, AKA did not get any award, and we know Cassper Nyovest was not nominated, read more here.

These are the SAMA 2016 awards winners:

Best Hip-Hop Album: Went to the newcomer, Emtee for his debut album, Avery.

Looks like the SAMA producers leaked the best SAMA 2016 male and female award, after retweeting fans, Emtee and Fifi Cooper copping these awards?

LIVE SAMAs 2016 as it happens leaked



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