SAMA Record Of The Year Shortlist: Will The Right Artist Win This Time?

SAMA Record Of The Year

The upcoming South African Music Awards have banged out a shortlist of artists who could be walking away with the much coveted Record Of The Year gong.

The likes of AKA, Kwesta, Nasty C and Amanda Black will be vying for voters affections as they surely hope to snatch the night’s top trophy at the 23rd annual event, set to be broadcast live on SABC 1 on May 27th, 2017.


Even as the credibility of local award shows continues to come under fire thanks to recent allegations from local artists and politicians alleging that record labels buy awards, the 23rd South African Music Awards continue business as usual.

Dj Black Coffee’s two jams – Come With Me featuring Mque and Your Eyes both appear on the list, making him the only artist to have two songs competing for the Record Of The Year award.

Nasty C now leads the number of nominations with seven, followed by Kwesta with six and newcomer fave Amanda Black with five.


For those who feel strongly about it, you can cast your vote for your Record Of The Year of choice from the FULL LIST below by dialing *120*33123# and following the prompt menu to enter the number of the artist you think deserves to go home with the honours. That process will set you back some R1.50 per minute. If you are cool with that, you can cast as many as 50 votes.

SAMA 23 Top 20 Record of the Year List



Aka One Time
Amanda Black Amazulu
Babes Wodumo Wololo (Feat. Mampintsha)
Black Coffee Feat. Mque Come With Me
Black Coffee, Shekhinah Your Eyes
Bucie Feat. Black Motion Rejoice
Dj Clock Feat. Prom Knights Wolves
Dj Ganyani Talk To Me
Dj Speedsta Feat. Yung Swiss, Tellaman, Sha Mayo
Euphonik & Mi Casa Don’T Wanna Be (Your Friend)
Goodluck Thinking About You
Kwesta Ngud
Locnville Cold Shoulder
Matthew Mole Run
Miss Pru Dj Ameni
Mobi Dixon Feat. Inga Hina Trigger
Musa Mthande
Nasty C Hell Naw
Sketchy Bongo & Shekhinah Let You Know
Timo Odv I Need You

Voting lines are now open and will close on 18 May 2017 at 21:00 for the cut down to top 10. Lines will  be re-opened on the 19th May 2017 at 20:00 for the top 10 to be voted on.  The lines will remain opened until the 27th May 2017 at 21:00.

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