SABC 1 will rebroadcast the MTN SAMA 19 event. The 19th Annual MTN South African Music Awards (MTN SAMA 19) which took place at the Sun City Superbowl on 11 May will air on Saturday, 1 June at 8pm. The MTN Record of the Year went to a gospel singer, Sifiso Ncwane for the hit song; Kulungile Baba. Lira performed on the MTN SAMA stage in what has been hailed as an iconic moment in the history on South African music with Zahara dethroning DJ Cleo in the digital downloads section.
Big winners on the night included Khuli Chana who took home the awards for Album of the Year, Male Artist of the Year and Best Rap Album following his breakthrough year in 2012. New kid on the block and pop sensation Toya Delazy, who opened the ceremony with a sizzling collaboration with Reason, took home the awards for Best Newcomer and Best Pop Album. Jax Panik won the Best Producer award for his work on Toya’s debut album, Due Drop Deluxe.
The three hour show saw some inimitable collaborations from stars like Zonke and Kabomo, MTN SAMA 19 award winner for Best R&B/Soul/Reggae Album, Khaya Mthethwa with Proverb and DJ Vetkoek & Mahoota featuring the hilarious dancer and show stopper Dr Malinga among others who had every one of their feet for their Via Orlando and Stokvel collaboration.
Guest presenters handed over the awards which included some of the leading names in the South African entertainment scene; Gareth Cliff, the beautiful Pearl Thusi, the hilarious Tumi Morake and soapie favourites, Zolisa Xaluva, Menzi Ngubane and Sophie Ndaba to name a few.
If you missed it you tune in to SABC 1 on Saturday, 1 June at 8pm.