The South African Music Awards 2020 or SAMA26 held last night without the pomp and pageantry associated with event. However, that boiled down to the dreaded coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic having affected every facet of human life.
Yet, SAMA26 would not pass the chance to reward deserving musical acts who did go above and beyond in the past campaign; delivering nothing but outstanding and quality content to their fans as well as the contribution to the South African music industry.
Hosted by Dineo Langa as well as comedian and media personality Donovan Goliath, SAMA26 was a digital and virtual affair which saw the likes of Nigerian superstar, Davido earning the gong for “Rest of Africa Award” with the project “A Good Time,” SA Hip Hop titan K.O and Nandi Madida scored the “Best Collaboration” award for the monster hit record, “Say U Will,” while traditional music also got centre stage.
SAMA26 Full Winners List:
Best Maskandi Album:
Upopayi by Thokozani Langa
Best Traditional Music Album:
Ungabanaki by Qadasi & Maqhinga
Best Traditional Faith Music Album:
Calvary by Dumi Mkokstad
Newcomer of the Year:
Ndabo Zulu & Umgidi Ensemble for Queen Nandi: The African Symphony
Best African Indigenous Faith Album:
Lona Ba Ratang Ho Phela by Amadodana Ase Wesile
Best Jazz Album:
Queen Nandi: The African Symphony by Ndabo Zulu & Umgidi Ensemble
Bestse Kontemporêre Musiek Album:
Sterker by Riana Nel
Rest of Africa Award:
A Good Time by Davido (Nigeria)