Nomfundo Moh wins Best Afropop Album for Amagama at #SAMA28.

Nomfundo Moh wins Best Afropop Album for Amagama at #SAMA28.


Nomfundo Moh Nomfundo Moh wins Best Afropop Album for Amagama at #SAMA28.

From spectacular collaborations and performances to emotional acceptance speeches and moments of victory, the first night of the #SAMA28 weekend held in Sun City tonight was nothing short of amazing.

Among some of the most popular winners was sultry vocalist Nomfundo Moh. She scooped the Best Afro Pop Album award for Amagama which spawned crowd favorites Phakade Lami and Soft Life.

Chymamusique claimed his first SAMA when he was awarded the Best Dance Album for Musique. Msaki clinched the Best Adult Contemporary Album for Platinum Heart Open. Dladla Mshunqisi’s Umshunqo Reloaded earned him the Best Gqom Album award, while Amarato claimed the Best Kwaito Album for Ama Roto Vol.2. Sun-El Musician and Azana walked away with the Remix of the Year for Uhuru.


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Mandisi Dyantyis triumphed in the Best African Adult Contemporary Album for Cwaka. Thokozani Langa took the Best Maskandi Album Award for Idayimani while Young Stunna bagged the Best Selling Artist gong for Notumato. Ahead of being bestowed with the Lifetime Achievement Award tomorrow, Jimmy Dludlu won the Best Jazz Album.

Princess of Africa, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, was honored with the inaugural Chairman’s Award for her unique and outstanding contribution to the growth, success, and sustainability of the music industry. Her tireless work to support the industry’s efforts in combating the negative elements of the proposed Copyright Amendment Bill and her charitable service to The Angel Foundation was also recognized with this award.

The proudly South African award ceremony was presented by the energetic duo of comedian Mpho Popps and musician Robot Boii who kept audiences engaged and entertained in a show that was streamed on TikTok and YouTube.

Performances varied from the sublime to high-energy swashbuckling moves from the likes of Master KG, Khuli Chana, Brian Temba, Puleng March, Ncebakazi Msomi, Reign Afrika, Mobi Dixon, and Joda Kgosi.

Wouter Kellerman and Mandisi Dyantyis were ethereal in the In Memoriam tribute. Joe Nina, who will be presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at tonight’s SAMA Night 2 was part of the performances.

RiSA CEO Nhlanhla Sibisi commented: “We are immensely proud of the recipients of these technical excellence awards. Their hard work and dedication to their craft have been acknowledging. We are incredibly excited about the main awards set for 28 August 2022 and look forward to celebrating with South African music lovers.”

Complete list of winners:
Best Classical/Instrumental Album African Bird by Khanyisile Mthetwa
Best Adult Contemporary Album Platinum Heart Open by Msaki
Best African Adult Contemporary Album Cwaka by Mandisi Dyantyis
Beste Kontemporere Musiek Album Volume by Die Heuwels Fantasties
Best Traditional Album Tshihwilili Tshanga by Dr Mercy Masekona Madzivhandila
Best Reggae Album Trailblazer by Reign Africa
Best Jazz Album History in a Frame by Jimmy Dludlu
Best Contemporary Faith Music Album Sacrificial Worship (Live) by Pulane Maphari
Best Traditional Faith Music Album Vela Nkosi by Jumbo
Best African Indigenous Faith Music Album Siilapha Nkosi by NUZ Voices of Joy
Best Maskandi Album Idayimani by Thokozani Langa
Best Alternative Album Glow by Alice Phoebe Lou
Best Rock Album Partypocalpypse by Springbok Nude Girls
Best R&B/Soul Album It’s All You by Brian Temba
Best Pop Album Trouble in Paradise by Shekhinah
Beste Pop Album Niks Vergelyk by Posduif
Best Afropop Album Amagama by Nomfundo Moh
Best Produced Music Video When House was House by Mobi Dixon feat. Mariechan and Jnr SA
Best Engineered Album of The Year It Takes Three by Charl du Plessis Trio
Best Selling Artist Notumato by Young Stunna
Rest Of Africa Award If Orange Was a Place by Terms
Chairman’s Award Yvonne Chaka Chaka
Remix Of The Year Uhuru by Sun-El Musician and Azana
Best Kwaito Album Ama Roto Vol.2 by Amaroto
Best Gqom Album Umshunqo Reloaded by Dladla Mshunqisi
Best Dance Album Musique by Chymamusique