Kwesta Shines: Full Winners List At The 2017 South African Music Awards

The 23rd South African Music Awards has come and gone, but this year’s event will echo a little bit longer. At the close of the biggest night in South African music, winners have now emerged.

We at Hitvibes believe every artist that has in some way or the other contributed to the growth of South African music should be celebrated and therefore believe everyone is a winner.

However, some acts have put in an extra bout of effort and they have earned the gong tonight. The show which returned to Sun City was hosted by Somizi and Tumi Morake. It witnessed the crème de la crème of the entertainment industry.

Taking the shine off the glitzy ceremony at the glamorous awards is . The “Ngiyaz’fela Ngawe” rapper took home four of the possible six awards including Album of the Year, Best Rap Album, Highest Airplay of the Year, as well as Best Collaboration on “Ngud” with Cassper Nyovest.

Ambitiouz Entertainment‘s damsel, also gave a strong showing. The “Amazulu” star earned recognition in the Best Newcomer of the Year, Best Female Artist of the Year and Best Album of the Year and Best R&B/Soul/Reggae Album categories.

While Rebecca Malope, Don Laka and Babsy Mlangeni were honoured with Lifetime Achievement awards, Bad Hair genius, earned the most prestigious honour of the night with the coveted Record of the Year award.

Without further ado, below is a full list of winners at the South African Music Awards 2017 (SAMA 23):

Best Newcomer of the Year – – Amazulu

Best Duo-Group of the Year – Black Motion – Ya Badimo

Best Female Artist of the Year – – Amazulu

Best Male Artist of the Year – – Dakar II

Best Album of the Year – Amanda Black – Amazulu

Best Maskandi Album – Khuzani – Inyoni yomthakathi

Classical Instrumental Album – Charl du Pleassis Trio – Baroqueswing Vol.II

Best Afro Pop Album – Vusi Nova – Vusi Nova

African Indigenous Gospel Album – Living In Christ Legends – Living In Christ Legends

Best Rock Album – Albert Frost – The Wakeup

Best Pop Album – GoodLuck – The Nature Within

Beste Kontemporere Musiek Album – Joshua na die Reen – Die Wereld Binne My

Best Rap Album – – Darak II

Best Kwaito Album – Dr Malinga – Goodwill

Best Dance Album – Black Motion – Ya Badimo

Best Traditional Faith Music Album – Sprit of Praise – Spirit of Praise Vol.6

Highest Airplay of the Year – Ngud – Kwesta

Record of the Year (Voted by the public) – Hell Naw

Congratulations to all the winners and for the nominees, we say better luck next time!

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