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Here’s your full list of SAMA25 nominees for 2019, with Black Coffee leading the charge

Black Coffee reminded everyone who really runs this game when he walked away with an impressive five nods at last night’s SAMA25 nominee announcement.

The internationally acclaimed DJ’s album Music is King secured him spots in Album of the Year, Male Artist of the Year and Best Dance Album.

He also scored a double nomination in the Collaboration of the Year award, first for Drive featuring David Guetta and Delilah Montagu and second for Wish You Were Here featuring Asanda Lusaseni-Mvana.

Hot on the heels of Black Coffee was Sjava’s Umqhele that earned him four nominations in Album of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, Best Afro Pop Album and Best Engineer.

Also standing at four nods is Sho Madjozi in Female Artist of the Year, Newcomer of the Year, Best Kwaito/ Gqom/ Amapiano Album for Limpopo Champions League and Music Video of the Year for Huku.

Check out the full nominees list below.

SAMA 25 Nominees list
  
Male Artist of the Year
ArtistName of Album
AnatiiIYEZA
Black CoffeeMusic is King
NakhaneYou will not die
SjavaUmqhele
Thokozani LangaIyabuza Induna
  
Female Artist of the Year
ArtistName of Album
BusiswaSummer Life
Kelly KhumaloUnleashed
Lebo SekgobelaUmusa
Sho MadjoziLimpopo Champions League
ZonkeL.O.V.E
  
Duo/Group of the Year
ArtistName of Album
Tshwane Gospel ChoirThe Next Revival
Spirit of PraiseSpirit of Praise Vol.7
OfelebaHi & Low
EncoreSegarona
Black MotionMoya Wa Taola
  
Album of the Year
ArtistName of Album
Black CoffeeMusic is King
Black MotionMoya Wa Taola
SjavaUmqhele
Vusi NovaManyan-nyan
ZonkeL.O.V.E
  
Newcomer of the Year
ArtistName of Album
Mlindo The VocalistEmakhaya
PaxtonThis is me
Sho MadjoziLimpopo Champions League
SimmyTugela Fairy
Sun-El MusicianAfrica To The World
 
Best Jazz Album
ArtistName of Album
Sibusiso Mash MashiloaneCloser to Home
Thandi NtuliExiled
Bokani Dyer TrioNeo Native
Tune Recreation CommitteeAfrika Grooves with the Tune Recreation Committee
Mandisi DyantyisSomandla
  
Best Pop Album
ArtistName of Album
Jarrad RickettsBreak the Rules
PaxtonThis is me
MajoziMajozi
TresorNostalgia
Tholwana2.0.1.5
  
Beste Pop Album
ArtistName of Album
4 Werke4 by 4
The RocketsSonskyn
Brendan PeyperDis Nie Sonde Nie
SnotkopSOUS
Jan BloukaasLewe
 
Best Live Audio Visual Recording
ArtistName of Live Recording
Neyi ZimuAnother Level of Worship
Krone Various ArtistsKrone 5
Jabu HlongwaneCrosspower Experience 3
Cassper NyovestFill up Orlando Stadium
Spirit of Praise Vol 7Spirit of Praise 7
 
Best Maskandi Album
ArtistName of Album
Thokozani LangaIyabuza Induna
OfelebaHi & Low
Sgwebo SentamboYekani Umona
MbuzeniUngishiyelani
Ichwane LebhacaImali Yesoso
  
Rest of Africa Artist
ArtistName of Album
Diamond PlatnumzA Boy From Tandale
Kommanda ObbsKommanda Obbs
Mr EaziLagos to London
NixonWho We Are
Oliver MtukudziHany’ga
Best Afro Pop Album
ArtistName of Album
Kelly KhumaloUnleashed
Mlindo The VocalistEmakhaya
SimmyTugela Fairy
SjavaUmqhele
Vusi NovaManyan-Nyan
  
Beste Kontemporere Musiek Album
ArtistName of Album
AlmeroMaandag
Coenie de VilliersPure Coenie
DouvoordagDie Avontuur
Jan BlohmDie Liefde Album
RefentseLiefdegenerasie
  
Best Reggae Album
ArtistName of Album
Black DillingerMavara is King
The MeditatorsExplosion
Ras VuyoDiversion
BotanistGame Changer
Bongo RiotNext Levels
  
Best Hip Hop Album
ArtistName of Album
AKATouch my Blood
EmteeDIY2
Jabba X#FGTBB
Kid XThank Da King
Nasty CStrings and Bling
  
Best Contemporary Faith Music Album
ArtistName of Album
Tshwane Gospel ChoirThe Next Revival
Khaya MthethwaAll About Jesus
Neyi ZimuAnother Level of Worship
Ntokozo MbamboMoments in Time
We Will WorshipSeasons Volume 1
  
Best Dance Album
ArtistName of Album
DJ FistazMixwell Summer
Sun-El MusicianAfrica To The World
Mobi Dixon10 Steps Forward
Black CoffeeMusic is King
Black MotionMoya Wa Taola
  
Best Traditional Faith Music Album
ArtistName of Album
Lebo SekgobelaUmusa
Paul KTime of God Manifest
Sipho NgwenyaIntimate Worship Season 3
Spirit of Praise 7Spirit of Praise Vol.7
KholekaYour Word – Alibuyi Lilambatha Izwi Lakho
  
Best African Adult Contemporary Album
ArtistName of Album
AnatiiIYEZA
EncoreSegarona
NathiIphupha Labantu
Ntokozo Mbambo & Nqubeko MbathaThe Anniversary Project
TabiaThe journey
  
Best R&B/Soul Album
ArtistName of Album
KabomoAll Things Red
MluA Day For The Universe
Lady XLove.Life.Complicated
ZonkeL.O.V.E
NicksoulTherapy
 
Best Kwaito/Gqom/Amapiano
ArtistName of Album
BusiswaSummer Life
Distruction BoyzIt Was All A Dream
DJ MaphorisaGqom Wave Vol.2
Sho MadjoziLimpopo Champions League
SpikiriKing Don Father
  
Best Rock Album
ArtistName of Album
CrashCarBurnHeadlights
Dan PatlanskyPerfection Kills
HellcatsThe Hex and the Healer
The Black Cat BonesHere is a Knife
The ParlotonesChina
Best Traditional Album
ArtistName of Album
Vhavhenda Cultural GroupTshianda Nguvhoni
University of Limpopo Choristers & Kwazulu-Natal Philharmonic OrchestraAfrica Tivule
Tswelelang Cultural DancersMotho Wa Me
Mzimkhulu Happy BoysNqoba izitha
CandyHupenyu Unenge Viri
Best Alternative Album
ArtistName of Album
Breindy and MattRuth Ave
Gabi Motuba-TefitiGoddess of Creation
Jeremy LoopsCritical As Water
NakhaneYou will Not Die
Sannie FoxMy Soul Got Stranger
  
Best Adult Contemporary Album
ArtistName of Album
WatershedHarbour
Roan AshWhiskey to my Soul
GeorgetownThe Dog Show
Ard MatthewsImpossible Machines
8 Misses Croon…Like never before
Best African Indigenous Faith Album
ArtistName of Album
Trust in Christ MinistriesElami Igama
The General IsitimelaAmen Ezulwini
Ithimba Le-AfricaSesiphunyukile
In Zion of ChristIzinyembezi
Christ Worshippers Mass ChoirNkosi Ngiyakuthanda
Best Engineer
ArtistName of AlbumName of Engineer
CH2StarstruckCorneille Hutten; Michael ‘Nomad’ Ripoll; Steven A.Williams
Nasty CStrings and BlingMichael Themba Manitshana
SjavaUmqheleMfanafuthi Ruff Nkosi
HellcatsThe Hex and the HealerPaul Douglas Norwood; Craig Michael Hawkins; Richard Staub
Vusi NovaManyan-nyanRobin Walsh
Remix of the Year
ArtistName of SongName of Remixer
DJ CapitalSkebe Dep DepKwesta, Kid X, Reason, Youngsta CPT & Stogie T
Prince KaybeeClub ControllerKabelo Motsamai
SPHEctacula and DJ NavesBhampaDJ Regal Amapiano Remix
Zakes BantwiniBang Bang BangKossi Emmanuel
ZakweSebentinRefiloe Maele Phoolo, Jabulani Tsambo; Lesego Moiloa; Senzo Mfundo Vilakazi; Ncazelo Mtolo
Collaboration of the year
ArtistSongCollaborating Artist
Sun-El MusicianSoniniSimphiwe Nhlangulela
Sun-El MusicianNtaba EzikudeSimphiwe Nhlangulela
Dj SumbodyMonate MpolayeCasper Nyovest, Thebe and Vettis
Black CoffeeDriveDavid Guetta; Delilah Montagu
Black CoffeeWish you were hereAsanda Lusaseni-Mvana
Music Video of the Year
ArtistName of Music VideoName of Director
Bongeziwe Mabandla ft. Spoek MathamboBawo WamRick Joaquim
Jeremy LoopsGoldRobert Smith
Mafikizolo ft. Jah PrayzahMazuva AkanakaMohau Mamafha
Sho MadjoziHukuGarth Von Glehn
The ParlotonesBeautiful LifeMichael Rix
Best Produced Album
ArtistName of AlbumName of Producer
AKATouch my BloodKiernan Forbes; Mpilo Shabangu; Ayoola Agboola; Tumelo Mathebula; Ntokozo Mazibuko; Benn Gilbert; Tshegofatso Lehutso; Anathi Mnyango; Jeremy Makwe
KholekaYour Word – Alibuyi Lilambatha Izwi LakhoKholeka Aquilla Dubula
Mlindo The VocalistEmakhayaThemba Sekowe
Nasty CString and BlingNsikayesizwe Ngcobo; Sipho Dlamini; Collin Gayle
ZonkeL.O.V.EZonke Dikana