Even though Heavy K and Dj Ganyani were snubbed during the main nominations for the Samas, they may find redemption in the Record of the Year category.
The hitmakers who produced the songs Wena and Xigubu respectively, kept party goers on the dance floor throughout last year. Heavy K received a Best Dance Album gong at the Metro FM awards which took place recently.
Together with Mafikizolo, Micasa, Dj Kent, Dr Malinga and Khuli Chana, they are tipped to snag this hotly contested category. Upping the ante is the fact that DJ Kent, Mafikizolo and Jimmy Nevis each have two tracks nominated.
In total, twenty songs are in the running for the award which is determined by public vote. The Kia Record of the Year is one of the most eagerly awaited categories at the Samas.
The winner will be announced during the 20th Sama awards ceremony at Sun City on Monday, 28 April 2014. The event will be broadcast live on SABC1 from 8.30pm.
See the full list of nominations here and the list of songs nominated in the Record of the Year category below.
A. BlackByrd I Feel Good Today
B. Connell Cruise Not Just Friends
C. Danny K Brown Eyes
D. DJ Ganyani Xigubu
E. DJ Kent ft. Liquideep Top of the World
F. DJ Kent ft. The Arrows Spin My World Around
G. DJ Vetkuk vs. Mahoota ft. Dr Malinga Via Orlando Remake
H. Donald Over The Moon
I. Fistaz Mixwell & DJ Hloni ft. Mellow Soul I’m Free
J. Goldfish ft. John Mani One Million Views
K. Heavy K ft. Mpumi Wena
L. Jimmy Nevis Heartboxing
M. Jimmy Nevis In Love With You
N. Khaya Move
O. Khuli Chana Mnatebawen
P. Liquideep Welcome Aboard
Q. Mafikizolo Happiness
R. Mafikizolo ft. Uhuru Khona
S. Mathew Gold ft. AKA No Ordinary Guy
T. Mi Casa Jika