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Zahara on top of the world as she scoops 8 Samas

By Mduduzi Dlamini | 2012-05-02 07:26:02.0 | COMMENTS [ 51 ]

SINGING sensation Zahara swept the boards at the 18th South African Music Awards held at Sun City in North West on Monday night. And there were also other notable stars that shone at the event..

Mi Casa and DJ Cleo made a strong showing on the night, netting three awards each.

Cleo dominated the downloading categories. He won the Best-Selling True-Tone Download of the Year, Best-Selling Ring-Tone of the Year and the MTN Best-Selling Mobile Music Download.

Zahara took Best-Selling Full-Track Download.

Mi Casa, crowd favourite with the audience at the Superbowl in Sun City, picked up the three awards: Best Dance Album, Duo/Group and the MTN Record of the Year for the hit single These Streets.

New kid on the block AKA also shone on the night as he won Best Male Artist of the Year, the second hip-hop act to do so since Hip-Hop Pantsula. He also won the Best Street Urban Music Album Award for Alter Ego.

Big Nuz's double album - Pound for Pound - picked up an award for Best Kwaito Album.

Jimmy Dludlu collected his umpteenth award in his career when he walked away with Best Jazz Album.

Zonke deserves acclaim for Ina Ethe, which won Best African Adult Album.

Best Maskandi Album went to Thokozani Langa for i-Protection Order.

Best Live DVD went to Simphiwe Dana, whose award was collected by producer Sipho Sithole.

There was confusion as to who exactly had won the award - the producer of the recording - as outdoor events are the function of the producer - or the artist, who is mostly dependent on the producer for such a project. The committee named it for Dana.

Liquideep's single Alone surprisingly took the award for the Most Played on South African Radio in 2011. Zahara was expected to scoop this award too but Alone preceded her releases and has had a longer run on radio than Zahara's Loliwe.

Other winners are:

Best Producer: Dan Roberts for his work on Six Winters by Laurie Levine

Best Engineer: Johan van der Colff for his work on Loliwe by Zahara

Best Adult Contemporary: Elvis Blue for Elvis Blue (2CD)

Best Rock Album: Shadowclub for Guns and Money

Best Alternative Album:

The Dirty Skirts for Lost In the Fall

Best Kiddies Album: Wendy Oldfield for Singalong Kidz Volume 2

Best Sokkie Dans Album: Snotkop for Ek Laaik Van Jol


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ok Dj Cleo said......"bosso ke motho o winang award without nomination"

zahara scooped 8 awards..... still don't like her. u know the feeling when u just don't like some1, thats wat i'm talking about....typical example i don't like real madrid and kaizer chiefs.

as for bra Vusi .....wa mmakatsa daai groot. i saw him 3 or 4 times between last year and now where he was not wearing the batch, but ironically every sama he wears it....don't know y he does that.

2012-05-02 14:59:38.0 | 0 replies


one thing i dont like about Zahara is that "Bhut'sbu,Bhut'Nciza,Sis'Nhlahla mara she is the one who put food on thier table
funny but true

2012-05-02 10:52:20.0 | 0 replies

@Zakwe.....Award or not award,at the moment you are the best rapper in the country.(Fact)

@DJ Cleo .....i liked your speech.

2012-05-02 10:41:27.0 | 0 replies

one thing i dont like about Zahara is that "Bhut'sbu,Bhut'Nciza,Sis'Nhlahla mara she is the one who put food on thier table
bhwahahahahahahahaa kaakakakakakkakakaka tltltltltltltlltltltltltlltltltlt kikikikiki

2012-05-02 10:36:17.0 | 0 replies

one thing i dont like about Zahara is that "Bhut'sbu,Bhut'Nciza,Sis'Nhlahla mara she is the one who put food on thier table

2012-05-02 10:26:32.0 | 0 replies

Zahara is sent by God to expose TK and Sbu, wag net tuid saal se' gore ke mang ngwana ga Satane.

2012-05-02 10:25:44.0 | 0 replies

bosso ke zahara who scooped 8 awards bt doesnt hv a bank account...o skhokho gal...

2012-05-02 10:20:39.0 | 0 replies

I missed the awards but managed the glimpse just after soccer. Seeing S'bu and TK celebrating and I was disgusted. A musician who wins 8 major awards deserves to have a house, a car and a bank account with a huge balance of her own.

Con artists in suits, ngama-hips (S'bu and TK).

i was also disgusted by those two because they clearly see the poor girl as nothing but dollar signs.

2012-05-02 10:07:35.0 | 0 replies

bosso ke zahara who scooped 8 awards bt doesnt hv a bank account...o skhokho gal...

2012-05-02 10:03:08.0 | 0 replies

Good luck and hope they pay you what is due to you or else dont sign any agreements without a Lawyer girl, u are talented.

2012-05-02 09:56:28.0 | 0 replies

shame o pakile spinach shame

2012-05-02 09:56:13.0 | 0 replies