From Bonang to Boity: Samas' best and worst looks over the years

30 May 2018 - 17:26
By Shwa

The 24th annual South African Music Awards (Samas) take place on Saturday. While we wait to see who is going to wear what, below, we take a look at the best and worst dressed over the last five years:


Image: Veli Nhlapo Bonang Matheba

Bonang Matheba in 2014

Bonang Matheba’s floral pink appliqué gown was simply divine. A side-chignon added an elegant finishing touch.

Image: Instagram Kelly Khumalo

Kelly Khumalo in 2017

Last year, Kelly Khumalo brought the fashion drama in a larger-than-life skirt that looked as delicious as cotton candy.

Image: Veli Nhlapo Nomuzi Mabena

Nomuzi 'Moozlie' Mabena in 2017

Moozlie gave a lesson in rocking red and a dramatic tiered skirt. J’adore!

Image: Veli Nhlapo. Sjava

Sjava in 2017

This is how you do traditional African menswear - modern style. Wakanda for now, Wakanda forever!

Image: Veli Nhlapo Luthando 'Lootlove' Shosha

Luthando ‘Lootlove’ Shosha in 2017

Luthando ‘Lootlove’ Shosha is here to give you a lesson in rocking leather, a boxy silhouette and sexy leg.

Image: Mabuti Kali Minnie Dlamini

Minnie Dlamini in  2016

Although it’s borderline bridal couture, Shwa can’t help but fall in love with this white dress on Minnie Dlamini. The cape effect makes it more chic.

Image: Mabuti Kali Bonang Matheba

Bonang Matheba in 2016

The silver slick column dress that Bonang Matheba donned was edgy without breaking fashion boundaries.

Image: Veli Nhlapo Kelly Khumalo

Kelly Khumalo in 2013

Mixing a ladylike silhouette and tailoring is always not an easy task. But Kelly Khumalo rose to the occasion in 2013 in a black dress, with a matching sequined tuxedo jacket.


Boity Thulo and Rebecca Malope.
Image: Veli Nhlapo Boity Thulo and Rebecca Malope.

Boity  Thulo and Rebecca Malope in 2014

Boity and Rebecca Malope committed the biggest fashion crime, they showed up in the same dress. What was even more baffling was that the beige bedazzled gown was not even a fashion hit, but rather it was matronly and screamed pageant queen.

Image: Veli Nhlapo Phuti Khomo

Phuti Khomo in 2014

Unless you under the age of 12, let’s leave the Grecian goddess  tulle and headpiece at home Phuti Khomo.

Image: Veli Nhlapo Zikhona Sodlaka

Zikhona Sodlaka in 2014

Perhaps it was youth month and actress Zikhona Sodlaka revived her old school uniform. All Shwa knows is that the new Sarafina! stage production called and they want their costume back.

Image: Veli Nhlapo Lerato Kganyago

Lerato Kganyago in 2017

As always, Lerato Kganyago wearing the material for her grandpa’s old curtains.

Image: Mabuti Kali Boity Thulo

Boity Thulo in 2016

While sheer has always been a huge trend, Boity Thulo’s see-through gown was more tacky than sexy.