Kwesta is now the most awarded rapper in South African Music Awards history. See the full list of 2017 winners.
SOUTH AFRICA—The 23rd annual South African Music Awards (SAMA) took place over the weekend and it was an especially good night for the country's ever-growing rap scene.
Rap star, Kewsta had a record-breaking night with five wins, including the SAMRO Highest Airplay of the Year award, the SAMPRA highest Airplay of the Year award, Best Rap Album, Best Male Artist of the Year and Best Album of the Year for Dakar II and his single ‘Ngud’. He's now the most awarded rapper in SAMA history.
Amanda Black was next in line, taking home three awards. The 23-year-old soul singer won for Best Newcomer, Best Female Artist of the Year, Best Album of the Year and Best R&B/Soul/Reggae Album. Hip hop heavyweight Nasty Ctook home the award for Record of the Year.
Peep the full list of 2017 winners below.
— WatchNgiyazfelaNgawe (@KwestaDaKAR) May 29, 2017
Congratulations to our Queen 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾
New Comer of the year #SAMA23
— Ambitiouz Ent (@Ambitiouz_Ent) May 27, 2017
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 - Kwesta - Dakar II
Record of the Year - Nasty C - Hell Naw
Best Maskandi Album - Khuzani - Inyoni yomthakathi
Best Classical Instrumental Album - Charl du Pleassis Trio - Baroqueswing Vol.II
Best Afro Pop Album - Vusi Nova - Vusi Nova
Best 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
SAMRO Highest Airplay of the Year - Ngud - Kwesta
SAMPRA Highest Airplay of the Year - Ngud - Kwesta