SATMA Awards 2014 Winners

The 9th Annual SATMA Awards were held at the University of Fort Hare in the Eastern Cape this year. They were split into two events. The first event was held on Friday, 17 October 2014 and the second one on Saturday. There were 37 categories in total. Saba Mbixane won the Best Traditional DJ award again this year. This came as no surprise to most Maskandi fans. Mbixane has won this award four times in a row since 2011. The Best Maskandi Album went to Amageza Amahle for their new album, Isisu Somkhwenyana. Umhlobo Wenene FM won the Best Radio Station award.

Below is a full list of winners:

Day 1 Winners

Best Isicathamiya Album: New Try Singers – Khetha Ukuthula
Best Video Song: Mlethwa Majola – Nomi’yiphi
Best Poet: Ndumiso Maphumulo – Ze ningondle
Best Newcomer artist: Uqhoshangokwenzakwakhe – Apoint 2 prove
Best Traditional Dance group: Serantlhatlha arts Ensemble
Best African Jazz Album: Morayks – Lesotho
Best Praise Singer: Wise & Sbo – Ivangeli
Best Vernecular Hip Hop Album: Dr Bone – Lindelani
Best Mbaqanga Album: Sandile Khwela – Insimbi
Best Afro Soul Album: Musa – The Dream
Best Raggae Album: Lumodi – Woman President
Best Female Album: Jessica Mbangeni – Igoli
Best Male Album: Imfeze’Emnyama – Palesa
Best Traditional and Cultural News Journalist (Print Media): Lulamile Feni – DAILY DISPATCH
Best Traditional and Cultural News Journalist (Electronic Media): Nomalanga Betty Mnguni – SABC NEWS/Ikwekwezi fm
Best Arts and Culture Department: Eastern Cape
Best Vernacular Local Movie: Aliboni
Best Community Radio DJ: Nonhlanhla Ndonso – Zululand fm
Best Indigenous comedian – Mduduzi Ntuli

Day 2 Winners

Best Xitsonga Album: Joe Shirimani – Ka Tika
Best TshiVenda Album: Tycoon 4 Sho – Vhotshilo
Best Indian Album: Flash Entertainers – Flash 45
Best IsiSwati Album : Zandi N – Hlala Ngent’fombi
Best IsiNdebele Album: Amatshatangubo – Kwathula’moya
Best Sepedi Album: Julia Aphane – Serurubele/Butterfly
Best Cultural Talk Show: Melumzi Xego – Forte FM
Best Sesotho Album: Motho oa maloro mabe fanini No2 – Motho Oa Maloro Mabe Fanini
Best Boeremusiek: Willie Jooster – Treklavier Treffers
Best IsiXhosa Album: Jessica Mbangeni – Igoli
Best Traditional San Group: Paulus – Mapondo
Best SeTswana Album: Serantlhatlha Arts Ensemble – Serope Mperekele
Best Maskandi Album: Amageza Amahle – Isisu Somkhwenyana
Best Traditional music radio program: Umhlobo Wenene – Lavutha Ibhayi
Best Song of the year: Ezika-bhaka – Thayi Lemoto
Best Traditional DJ: Umhlobo wenene – Saba Mbixane
Best Radio Station: Umhlobo wenene
Most Downloaded Song: Ezika-bhaka – Thayi Lemoto

Judging by the comments of fans on social media, it seems like interest in SATMA Awards somewhat dwindled in KZN since the awards were moved to the Eastern Cape. Last year, it was reported that they would be hosted in KZN in 2015.

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