Kwesta steals the sho w with the mo st awards at Sama23
RAPPER Kwesta left with an armlo ad of Sama statuettes on Sunday at the Sun City Superbowl, North West.
Cementing his place as a hiphop f orce to be reckoned with, Kwesta started his winning streak when he won the Best Collaboration Album at the indus try awards, followed by Samro Highest Airplay of the Year, Sampra Highest Airplay of the Year, Best Rap Album, Best Male Artist of the Y ear and Best Album of the Y ear for his album and hit single Newcomer Amanda Black had an impressive run, picking up two of the top five awards — Newcomer of the Year and Best Female Artist of the Year, adding to her silverware the Best R&B/Soul/Reggae Album award, making her a threetime Sama winner on her debut album.
Nasty C secured the muchcoveted and publicvoted Record of the Year award with his song
Dance pair Black Motion won the Best Duo/Group of the Year and Best Dance Album. Dr Malinga snapped the Best Kwaito Album award, while Vusi Nova secured the Best Afro Pop Album tr ophy.
On the tr aditional front, Khuzani with his album w on Best Maskandi Album. And in the gospel stakes Spirit of Praise won Best Traditional Faith Music Album, while the African Indigenous Gospel Album went to Living in Christ Legends. The starstudded award show hosted by television and radio personality Somizi Mhlongo and comedian Tumi Morake also saw the industry pay respects to its own legends. Rebecca Malope, Don Laka and Babsy Mlangeni w ere honour ed with Lif etime Achievement awards.
International soprano Pretty Yende received the International Recognition Award for her w ork in oper a ar ound the w orld. — Supplied.