Sony Music Africa is proud to announce the phenomenal success of its illustrious artists at the 29th South African Music Awards (SAMA 29). The late AKA, Elaine, Kabza De Small, Kwesta, DJ Maphorisa, Young Stunna, K.O, Mdu AKA TRP, Myztro, Felo Le Tee and Stakev have secured prestigious awards, showcasing their commitment to excellence and innovation in the music industry.
AKA Takes ‘Mass Country’ to New Heights with Best Engineered Album Award
The late AKA has once again demonstrated his musical prowess by clinching the prestigious award for Best Engineered Album at SAMA 29. His exceptional work on “Mass Country” has not only captivated audiences but also earned critical acclaim for its engineering excellence.
Proud of Mass Country’s achievements, this is what the engineer, Robin Kohl, had to say:
“Kiernan was always so proud of his materials, sonic identity and often mused that he was the best sounding rapper in the history of SA hip-hop.
I had never met someone so obsessed with detail, which made our relationship simultaneously hard and rewarding. 4 albums together and a relationship of over 10 years, this win is bittersweet and is our proudest mutual moment. Here’s to you brother, after so many years and projects, we finally got one of the awards you coveted greatly. Thank you for gifting us with your talent and time”.
Kwesta and Kabza De Small Triumph with “Speak N Vrostan,” Winning Best Kwaito Album
Collaborative effort “Speak N Vrostan” by Kwesta and Kabza De Small has earned them the honour of Best Kwaito Album at SAMA 29. This recognition is a testament to the artists’ dedication to the genre and their ability to create music that resonates with fans across the nation.
Elaine’s Artistic Vision Shines with Best Produced Music Video
Elaine, the visionary artist, and recent recipient of the Best Produced Music Video award has carved an indelible mark on the music scene. ‘Shine’ stands out not only for its musical brilliance but also for the compelling narrative brought to life through its music video.
DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small Claim DUO/GROUP OF THE YEAR For Their Collaborative Effort; Scorpion Kings Live Arena
The dynamic duo, DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small, also known as The Scorpion Kings, were honoured with the prestigious ‘Duo/Group of the Year’ award at the recent South African Music Awards (SAMAs 29). The event, held at the SunBet Arena on the 18th of November 23, celebrated the exceptional talents and contributions of artists across various genres.
This recognition further solidifies the duo’s undeniable influence and dominance in the Amapiano space, a demonstration to the profound impact of the duo’s collaborative efforts.
DJ Maphorisa shares; “Thank you to God firstly, we wouldn’t be here without his blessing and alignment on our lives in music, he has truly showed up for us as Scorpion Kings, we thank our family, fans and everyone that’s has supported scorpion kings locally and internationally, to many more successes locally and internationally, thank you and we are humbled South Africa ”
New Kid On The Block and Amapiano sensation, Myztro Wins Best Newcomer For 2.0 Nkwari
Tobetsa hit maker and amapiano rising star, Myztro, has achieved a remarkable milestone by receiving the prestigious Best Newcomer award at the esteemed SAMAs. Myztro has been at the forefront of setting dance floors a blaze with a series of chart-topping hits and collaborations with industry icons, solidifying his position as a force within the Amapiano genre.
“I was never mindful of the words “thapelo di landile” when in essence it was a manifestation of everything great and powerful that is becoming. To the first of many , special gratitude to everyone who keeps believing in me more than anything to the good Lord who keeps giving even when I didn’t know it’s needed.
Viva Amapiano, long live Amapiano”
Kabza De Small’s exceptional talent shined throughout the night as he claimed Best Amapiano and Best Produced Album for KOA II Part 1.
“Ke leboga modimo, badimo, family, fans and all those that have been on this journey with me, winning best amapiano, best produced album, best kwaito & best duo is something I hold dear to me, as many know I’m not one with a lot of words, but These awards are really representation of who I am musically, and I thank you SPIRIT ” Kabza De Small shared.
K.O received the SAMRO Highest Airplay Composer Award and is honoured with the CAPASSO Most Streamed Song Award.
A testament to the song’s popularity on the airwaves, highlighting his exceptional talent as a composer. In addition, the artist was honoured with the CAPASSO Most Streamed Song Award, acknowledging ‘Sete’ as the most streamed track during the qualifying period.
‘Sete’ emerged as a cultural phenomenon, captivating audiences with its unique sound and powerful lyrics. The song’s success is not only evident in its domination of the South African music scene but also in its widespread reception throughout the entire continent of Africa.
Sony Music Africa congratulates all its winning artists on their special achievements.