2018 SA Music Award Winners

Newcomer of the Year: Shekhinah for ‘Rose Gold’

Male Artist of the Year: Prince Kaybee for ‘I am Music’

Female Artist of the Year: Shekhinah for ‘Rose Gold’

Duo or Group of the Year: Mafikizolo for ‘20’

Album of the Year: ‘Rose Gold’ by Shekhinah

SAMRO Highest Airplay Composer’s Award: Sun-EL Musician ft Samthing Soweto for ‘Akanamali’ composed by Sanele “Sun-El Musician” Sithole

CAPASSO Best Selling Digital Download Composer’s Award: Joyous Celebration for ‘Joyous Celebration Volume 21: Heal Our Land’ composed by Timothy Bambelela Myeni

Best Selling Digital Artist of the Year: Joyous Celebration for ‘Joyous Celebration Volume 21: Heal Our Land’

SAMPRA Highest Airplay Song of the Year: ‘Akanamali’ by Sun-EL Musician ft Samthing Soweto

Best Selling DVD of the Year: ‘Joyous Celebration Volume 21: Heal Our Land’ by Joyous Celebration

Best Selling Album of the Year: ‘Joyous Celebration Volume 21: Heal Our Land’ by Joyous Celebration

Lifetime Achievement Award: Dr Mbongeni Ngema, Adv Steve Kekana , Letona “Spokes H” Hlatshwayo Spokes

International Achievement Award: Shashika Mooruth

Best Rock Album: ‘Selfmedikasie’ by Fokofpolisiekar

Best Pop Album: ‘The Beautiful Madness’ by TRESOR

Beste Pop Album: ‘Laat Die Dansvloer Brand’ by Kurt Darren

Best Adult Contemporary Album: ‘Symphonic Soweto’ by Wouter Kellerman and the Soweto Gospel Choir

Beste Kontemporêre Musiek Album: ‘Skepe’ by Jo Black

Best African Adult Contemporary Album: ‘Ilanga’ by Siseko Pame

Best Alternative Music Album: ‘Mangaliso’ by Bongeziwe Mabandla

Best R&B/Soul/Reggae Album: ‘Relationships’ by Afrotraction

Best Hip Hop Album: ‘Yellow’ by Shane Eagle

Best Kwaito Album: ‘Highly Flavoured’ by Busiswa

Best Dance Album: ‘King Zamar’ by Lady Zamar

Best Traditional Faith Music Album: ‘Andile KaMajola Chapter 8 Sekwanele’ by Andile KaMajola

Best Contemporary Faith Music Album: ‘Heaven’s Ways’ by Nqubeko Mbatha

Best African Indigenous Gospel Album: ‘Samson Aphi Amandla Akho’ by Vuma Zion

Best African Artist Album: ‘The Simphiwe Dana Symphony Experience’ by Simphiwe Dana

Best Traditional Music Album: ‘Jessica Mbangeni Sings IGoli Live @ Lyric Theatre Johannesburg’ by Jessica Mbangeni

Best Maskandi Album: ‘6 to 6’ by Abafana Baka Mgqumeni

Best Jazz Album: ‘Ikhambi’ by Nduduzo Makhathini

Best Classical and/or Instrumental Album: ‘Baroqueswing Vol. III’ by Charl du Plessis Trio

Best Afro Pop Album: ‘20’ by Mafikizolo

Best Live Audio Visual Recording / DVD: ‘Red Mic Xperience’ by Donald. Visual recording producer: Robin Kohl

Best Collaboration: ‘Akanamali’ by Sun-El Musician featuring Samthing Soweto

Music Video of the Year: ‘Arumtumtum’ by Rouge. Directed by Alex Fynn

Best Produced Album: ‘Late Night People’ by Goldfish. Produced by Dominic Peters and David Poole

Best Engineered Album: ‘20’ by Mafikizolo. Produced by Howard Gomba and Themba Sekowe

Remix of the Year: ‘I got you’ by Encore. Remixed by Mobi Dixon