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REVEALED: SAMA25 Record of the Year Top 20



It’s a four way tussle over SAMA25 Record of the Year glory as revealed tonight on SABC1 music show Live Amp. Prince Kaybee, Shekhinah, Sun-El Musician and Mlindo the Vocalist lead the pack with two nods each in the list of top 20 finalists.

Prince Kaybee has his hits Banomoya featuring Busiswa and TNS; and Club Controller featuring LaSoulMates to thank for his double nomination. Shekhinah’s Please Mr and Different featuring Mariechen also secured her a double whammy.

Sun-El Musician’s Sonini featuring Simmy and Lelo Kamau; and Bamthathile featuring Mlindo the Vocalist earned him the twin nods. In his own right, Mlindo the Vocalist bagged two nods for his hits Macala featuring Kwesta, Thabsie and Sfeeso as well as for AmaBlesser featuring DJ Maphorisa.

Already sitting pretty with the most SAMA25 nominations at five, DJ Black Coffee and David Guetta’s Drive featuring Delilah Montagu ups his tally.

Lady Zamar cracked the list with Collide as did Kwesta with Vur Vai. AKA’s Fela in Versace featuring Kiddominant is also in competition. Zonke vies for the top prize with her upbeat Tonight.

Vusi Nova’s Asphelelanga featuring Jessica Mbangeni is up for top honours.

The list has been put up for public vote and the last 10 will fight it out at the SAMA25 gala evening.

Nhlanhla Sibisi, RiSA CEO commented: “We are delighted to present the top 20 list for Record of the Year, by all accounts it’s a fair reflection of what happened in the past year. These songs were anthems in their own rights and got the nation buzzing. We urge fans, supporters and lovers of local music to be fast on their fingers and make their voices count by voting for their favourites.”

The MEC for Culture, Arts and Traditional Affairs (CATA) in the North West, supporters of SAMA25, said the Top 20 mix was a true reflection of the “heartbeat of the nation’’.

“Looking at the contestants in the Record of the Year category, you get a sense of what the nation has been grooving to,’’ said Mme Ontlametse Mochware. “As supporters of the awards, we are delighted to see such high-quality contestants vying for the top award. As things stand, any of the 20 nominees could romp home with the award. That’s pretty serious completion, something we are very thrilled to see. May the best nominee win!’’

“Just like the SAMAs, Vodacom celebrates 25 years of connecting South Africans to the music they love this year, and in doing so acknowledges the hard work and dedication that goes in before being recognised on a nominees list of this calibre. My Muze, connected by Vodacom, congratulates every nominee, and wishes them the very best in the race to winning Record of the year.” – Rehana Hassim: Vodacom Portfolio Manager – Music.

To vote for your favourite nominee for ROTY go to or download the My Muze app from the Google Play store. Alternatively, SMS the number of your favourite artist to 45887 or dial *120*45887# at a cost of R1.50 

ee the complete list of SAMA25 ROTY nominees and their voting codes below:

1. Lady Zamar – Collide 01
2. Black Coffee & David Guetta feat. Delilah Montagu – Drive 02
3. Prince Kaybee feat Busiswa & TNS – Banomoya 03
4. Holly Rey – Deeper 04
5. Prince Kaybee & LaSoulMates – Club Controller 05
6. DjGanyani feat. Nomcebo – Emazulwini 06
7. Sun-El Musician feat. Simmy & Lelo Kamau – Sonini 07
8. AKA feat. Kiddominant – Fela in Versace 08
9. Malumz On Decks & Gino Brown feat. Mr. Vince– Shay’inumber 09
10. Dladla Mshunqisi feat Distruction boyz & DJ Tira – Pakisha 10
11. Sjava feat. Emtee & Saudi – Abangani 11
12. Sun-EL Musician feat. Mlindo The Vocalist – Bamthathile 12
13. Shekhinah – Please Mr 13
14. Kwesta – Vur Vai 14
15. Mlindo the Vocalist feat. Kwesta, Thabsie and Sfeeso – Macala 15
16. Zonke – Tonight 16
17. Mlindo feat. DJ Maphorisa – AmaBlesser 17
18. Shekhinah feat. Mariechan – Different 18
19. Vusi Nova feat. Jessica Mbangeni- Asphelelanga 19
20. DJ Vetkuk vs Mahoota – Ziwa Murtu 20


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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever to land on Disney+ in February

Welcome to Wakanda!




Black Panther Wakanda Forever

Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are in for a treat. Disney+ has announced that 1 February marks the arrival of Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” The blockbuster will be joining 16 other on the streaming platform.


Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba) fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death.

As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda. Introducing Tenoch Huerta Mejía as Namor, ruler of a hidden undersea nation, the film also stars Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Mabel Cadena and Alex Livinalli.

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige and Nate Moore, is now playing in theaters. 

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The Shocking Fallout of Black Motion

Tensions have reportedly escalated.




They are one of South Africa’s most revered music duos.

Their discography packs both blockbuster club bangers and lush delights for lovers of House with a transcendental African sonic flair. And the explosive fallout of Black Motion, which has been splashed across the internet long before reaching the courts, has shocked many.

Loved for their electrifying live performances and awe-inspiring chemistry, Mörda and Smol have always seemed like musical soulmates. But that relationship seems to have reached a bitter end.

In 2022, rumours of their reported split triggered a frenzy on the internet. Following the uproar, the group’s members Bongani Mohosana, who now goes as Mörda, and Smol (real name Roy Thabo Mabogwane), jointly calmed fears that they had fallen out.

It had been said the break would be temporary, as Mörda moved to focus on the release of his solo studio album.

Far from it, it now seems. The parties have escalated things to court.

According to reports, Black Motions have confirmed that they had pressed charges against Mörda for alleged housebreaking and theft.

A court order by the High Court in Gauteng posted on social media has ordered Morda to “restore possession of a recording studio apparatus” to the group by 13 January, at 5pm. 

Black Motion shared snaps of the alleged damage caused by Morda – a broken door and stolen equipment.


It looks like we won’t be getting a new Black Motion album with Mörda anytime soon.

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Reality Shows

Inside the Big Brother Titans Premiere!

South Africa and Nigeria unite under Biggie’s roof.




Sunday, 15 February 2023, marks the roaring arrival of BBTitans.


The highly anticipated social experiment brings under Biggie’s roof housemates from both South Africa and Nigeria. And for 72 days, we will be splashed with the finest in South African and Nigerian swag, banter, romance and all the trappings of a fun-filled, dramatic and – we’d hope – an entertaining show.

A first of its kind, the social experiment assembles the most colourful personalities from the two nations to outwit, outplay and outsmart each other in a bid to get their hands on a massive bag, life-changing bag!

In addition to a number of lofty prizes that will likely be on the line throughout the season, the winner of the show will also be walking away, a whopping grand prize of US $100 000 (over R1,7 million) is up for grabs for the one who trounces his Housemates to charm audiences across the continent.

That’s not all; the amount of social capital, celebrity and opportunities for lucrative brand deals after the show, all form part of the career-launching lift-off that comes with being on the popular franchise.

Both Big Brother Mzansi host Lawrence Maleka and Big Brother Naija’s Ebuka Obi-Uchendu will co-host this debut season.

Fans of Big Brother Mzansi and Big Brother Naija in the diaspora are not left out as Showmax will stream the show in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and about 50 other countries.

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