Former Nelson Mandela Bay Idols contestant Amanda Black and rapper Kwesta walked away victorious at the annual South African Music Awards (SAMAs) after they bagged 10 awards between them.
Amanda and Kwesta both did a clean sweep at the awards ceremony, which took place at the Sun City Superbowl on Saturday night.
The Amazulu hitmaker walked away with gongs for Best Newcomer of the Year, Best Female Artist of the Year and Best Album of the Year and Best R&B/Soul/Reggae Album
While Kwesta bagged awards for Best Male Artist of the Year, Best Rap Album, Highest Airplay and Best Collaboration for his hit, Ngud, with rapper Cassper Nyovest.
Rapper Nasty C, who bagged the most awards at the Metro FM Music Awards, walked away with the prestigious Record of The Year Award.
Rebecca Malope, Don Laka and Babsy Mlangeni were honoured with Lifetime Achievement awards.
Wololo hitmaker Babes Wodumo also went home disappointed with no gongs.
Here’s the complete list of winners:
Best Newcomer of the Year – Amanda Black – Amazulu
Best Duo-Group of the Year – Black Motion – Ya Badimo
Best Female Artist of the Year – Amanda Black – Amazulu
Best Male Artist of the Year – Kwesta – 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 – Kwesta – 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