SAMA Record of the Year Top 20 nominees for 2019 have been released and it’s anyone’s guess who’s going to take it

It’s a four way tussle over SAMA25 Record of the Year glory as revealed tonight on SABC1 music show Live Amp.

Prince Kaybee, Shekhinah, Sun-El Musician and Mlindo the Vocalist lead the pack with two nods each in the list of top 20 finalists.

Prince Kaybee has his hits Banomoya featuring Busiswa and TNS; and Club Controller featuring LaSoulMates to thank for his double nomination. Shekhinah’s Please Mr and Different featuring Mariechen also secured her a double whammy.

Sun-El Musician’s Sonini featuring Simmy and Lelo Kamau; and Bamthathile featuring Mlindo the Vocalist earned him the twin nods. In his own right, Mlindo the Vocalist bagged two nods for his hits Macala featuring Kwesta, Thabsie and Sfeeso as well as for AmaBlesser featuring DJ Maphorisa.

Already sitting pretty with the most SAMA25 nominations at five, DJ Black Coffee and David Guetta’s Drive featuring Delilah Montagu ups his tally.

Lady Zamar cracked the list with Collide as did Kwesta with Vur Vai. AKA’s Fela in Versace featuring Kiddominant is also in competition. Zonke vies for the top prize with her upbeat Tonight.

To vote for your favourite nominee for ROTY go to or download the My Muze app from the Google Play store. Alternatively, SMS the number of your favourite artist to 45887 or dial *120*45887# at a cost of R1.50 

See the complete list of SAMA25 ROTY nominees and their voting codes below:

1. Lady Zamar – Collide01
2. Black Coffee & David Guetta feat. Delilah Montagu – Drive02
3. Prince Kaybee feat Busiswa & TNS – Banomoya03
4. Holly Rey – Deeper04
5. Prince Kaybee & LaSoulMates – Club Controller05
6. DjGanyani feat. Nomcebo – Emazulwini06
7. Sun-El Musician feat. Simmy & Lelo Kamau – Sonini07
8. AKA feat. Kiddominant – Fela in Versace08
9. Malumz On Decks & Gino Brown feat. Mr. Vince– Shay’inumber09
10. Dladla Mshunqisi feat Distruction boyz & DJ Tira – Pakisha10
11. Sjava feat. Emtee & Saudi – Abangani11
12. Sun-EL Musician feat. Mlindo The Vocalist – Bamthathile12
13. Shekhinah – Please Mr13
14. Kwesta – Vur Vai14
15. Mlindo the Vocalist feat. Kwesta, Thabsie and Sfeeso – Macala15
16. Zonke – Tonight16
17. Mlindo feat. DJ Maphorisa – AmaBlesser17
18. Shekhinah feat. Mariechan – Different18
19. Vusi Nova feat. Jessica Mbangeni- Asphelelanga19
20. DJ Vetkuk vs Mahoota – Ziwa Murtu20