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Posted by on May 23, 2011 in Music | 5 comments

SAMA Awards 2011 – All The Winners

This past weekend saw the annual South African Music Awards being made at two glittering functions held at Monte Casino in Johannesburg.

Despite criticism by members of the public over the poor quality of the televised Main Event function on Saturday night, the weekend saw some fantastic live performances and a number of very popular winners. Here’s the full list of SAMA 17 Awardees:

Album of the Year: Liquideep – Fabrics of the Heart
MTN Record of the Year: Professor – Imoto
Male Artist of the Year: Professor – University of Kalawa Jazmee
Female Artist of the Year: Thandiswa Mazwai – The Forgotten Free (Live in Concert)
Lifetime Achievement Award: Sipho Gumede and Lance James
International Achievement Award: Die Antwoord
Duo / Group of the Year: Liquideep – Fabrics of the Heart
Newcomer of the Year: Locnville – Sun in my Pocket
Best Selling Album: Locnville – Sun in my Pocket
Music Video of the Year: The Parlotones – The Stars Fall Down
MTN Best Selling Mobile Music Download: DJ Cleo & DJ Mzi
Best Rap Album: Amu – The Principal
Best Kwaito Album: Professor – University of Kalawa Jazmee
Best Rock Album English: Prime Circle – Jekyll & Hyde
Best Pop Album African: Theo Kgosinkwe – Grateful
Best Pop Album Afrikaans: Juanita du Plessis – Engel Van My Hart
Best Urban Pop Album: Kwela Tebza – Gauteng Made In South Africa / Mzansi
Best Urban Dance Album: DJ Kent – I Can’t Survive
Best Pop Album English: Jax Panik – I am Jax Panik
Best Sokkie Dans Album: Kurt Darren – Die Beste Medisyne
Best Maskandi Album: Bhekumuzi Luthuli – Imali Yabelungu
Best Contemporary Jazz Album: Ological Studies – OS Freedom
Best African Traditional Gospel Album: Sechaba – Thank You
Best Traditional Jazz Album Tutu Puoane – Mama Africa
Best Instrumental Album Wouter Kellerman – Two Voices
Best Popular Classical Album Peter Martens & Luis Magalhaes – Beethoven Cello Sonatas
Best Jazz/Instrumental/Popular Classic DVD SterlingEQ – Live in Concert at the Artscape Opera House, Cape Town
Best R&B/Neo-Soul Album Leanne – The Journey
Best Urban Gospel Album Patrick Duncan – Worship in Colour
Best Urban DVD Thandiswa – Dance of the Forgotten Free
Best Reggae Album Jah Seed – No Retreat No Surrender
Best Producer Leanne – The Journey
Best Engineer Freshlyground – Radio Africa
Best Album Packaging Versus the Wolf – Uncovering Faces
Remix of the Year Stimela – Turn on the Sun
Best Adult Contemporary Album Steve Hofmeyr – Duisend en Een
Best Rock Album: Afrikaans Van Coke Kartel – Skop, Skiet en Donner
Best Country Music Album Manie Jackson – Manie Jackson
Best Afrikaans Gospel Music Album Willie Joubert – Ek Wil Jubel
Best Afrikaans Traditional Music Album Mooiplaas Boere Orkes – Boere Lekkerkry
Best Afrikaans DVD Romanz – Treffers Live
Best Alternative Music Album: Afrikaans Bittereinder – n’ Ware Verhaal
Best Kiddies Album: Afrikaans Alta Joubert and Minkie Burger – Lollos 2: Bons Dat Dit Gons
Best Adult Contemporary Album: English Freshlyground – Radio Africa
Best Alternative Music Album: English Yoav – A Foolproof Escape Plan
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album CRC Radiation – With All My Heart
Best Global Chart DVD The Parlotones – Live Design
Best Kiddies Album: English African Treehouse – African Numbers
Best Global Dance Album Goldfish – Get Busy Living
Best Multi-Artist Live DVD Huisgenoot Skouspel 2010 – Huisgenoot Skouspel 2010
Best-selling True-Tone DJ Mzi and DJ Cleo – Nababantwana
Best-selling DVD The Parlotones – Live Design
Best South Sotho Music Album (SeSotho) Morusu – Morusu Vol. 2
Best Tsongo Music (XiTsonga) Album Thomas Chauke – Shimatsatsa No. 30
Best Venda Music (TshiVenda) Album Zozo Sangere Super Beat – Tshelede
Best Alternative Music Album: African Nomsa Mazwai – Nomisupa
Best Mbaqanga Album Soul Brothers – Thul’ Ubheke
Best Adult Contemporary Album: African Stimela – A Lifetime
Best African Contemporary Gospel Album Mthunzi Namba – Mercy Live in Durban
Best Traditional African Acapella Gospel Album Amadodana Ase Wesile – Ke Dumetse Ho Morena
Best Traditional/African Adult Contemporary African DVD Stimela – Live in Concert: 30 Years


Full lists of all of the 2011 SAMA nominees are here.


  1. I was very disapointed not to have seen Fisherman among the noninees in album of the year. His music is good & his last album superb.

  2. the sama’s were boring this year,who was the organaser she/he should get a life

  3. i have a big crush to Karabo{YOTV PRESENTER}IF you see her give her my number are 076xxxxxxx4

  4. gud per4mns by spiki wiki! ngeke balukeeeee! kwaito wil neva die!

    • neva say neva.
      neva eva say neva.
      neva eva eva!


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