2015 Sama awards XXI updates

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Cassper Nyovest and Beatenberg were in the lead of the Sama nominations, both having five nominations each. They were nominated in the Best Hip Hop, Best Album, Best Male Artist, Best Pop Album, Best Collaboration, Best Duo/Group and Best Newcomer categories.

Now the Sama's are done and dusted with Beatenberg collecting best album of the year, best group of the year and best pop album making them the winner of the Sama's 2015.

The 2015 Samas have been branded as #SAMAXXI, XXI being the 21st time that these awards are held.

Here are the five most popular categories and the winners:

Best Album of the Year
Beatenberg - The Hanging Gardens of Beatenberg
Cassper Nyovest - Tsholofelo
K.O - Skhanda Republic
Ringo Madlingozi - Vulani
The Soil - Nostalgic Moments

Winner: Beatenberg - The Hanging Gardens of Beatenberg

Best Rap Album AKA - Levels
Duncan - Street Government
Cassper Nyovest - Tsholofelo
K.O - Skhanda Republic
Reason - Audio High Definition

Winner: K.O. - Skhanda Republic

Best Duo/Group of the Year
Beatenberg - The Hanging Gardens of Beatenberg
Bittereinder - Skerm
BlackByrd - Home
McCoy Mrubata - Brasskap Sessions Vol. 2
The Soil - Nostalgic Moments

Winner: Beatenberg - The Hanging Gardens of Beatenberg

Picture: Zalebs

Best Female Artist of the Year
Bucie - Easy to Love
Lulu Dikana - I Came to Love
Maleh - You Make My Heart Go
Moneoa - Ndim Lo
Simphiwe Dana - Firebrand

Winner: Bucie - Princess of House (Easy to Love)

Best Male Artist of the Year
AKA - Levels
Cassper Nyovest - Tsholofelo
Jimmy Nevis - The Masses
K.O. - Skhanda Republic
Ringo Madlingozi – Vulani

Winner: AKA - Levels

Take a listen to one of Beaternberg hit songs: Beauty Like A Tightened Bow

For the full list of 2015 Sama awards winners click here

The award ceremony took place on April 19th at the Sun City Super Bowl in the North West

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