Gospel Artists Shine #SAMA23 Nominations

Our gospel artist’s are amoung the top moninees at the 23rd South African Music Awards (SAMA). The nominees for South Africa’s biggest music Awards were announced last week in Johannesburg. The event will be held at sun city this year not in Durban on the 27th of May. It was great to see gospel artist being nominated for big Awards such as Album of the year, Song of the year, best female & male artist. The late Sfiso Ncwane paved the way previously with his hit song ‘Kulungile baba’ and Lebo & Dr Tumi have taken the batton forward this year. Here are some of the gospel nominees below:

Male Artist Of The Year:

  • Dr Tumi
  • Kwesta
  • Musa
  • Nasty C
  • Nathi

Female Artist of the Year

  • Lebo Sekgobela
  • Amanda Black
  • Babes Wodumo
  • Thandiswa
  • Kelly Khumalo

 Newcomer Of The Year

  • Soul Kulture
  • Nasty C
  • Babes Wodumo
  • Amanda Black
  • Sketchy Bongo

Live Audio Visual Recording Album

  • Joyous Celebration – Joyous Celebration 20 – Part 2 – The Alumni
  • Joyous Celebration – Joyous Celebration 20 Live at The Moses Mabhida Stadium
  • Khaya Mthethwa – The Dawn
  • Krone & Various Artists – Krone 3 DVD
  • Spirit Of Praise – Spirit Of Praise Vol.6

 Best Traditional Faith Music Album

  • Deborah Fraser – Uhambo
  • Sfiso Ncwane – Wethembekile Baba
  • Spirit Of Praise – Spirit Of Praise Vol.6
  • Teboho – Nkutlwele Bohloko
  • Zaza – Blowing the horn of chronicle

Best Contemporary Faith Music Album

  • Dr Tumi – Heart of a king
  • Dr Tumi – Love and grace
  • Khaya Mthethwa – The Dawn
  • Lebo Sekgobela – Restored
  • We Will Worship – Mmuso

African Indigenous Gospel Album

  •  Amadodana Ase Wesile – Amadodana Ase Wesile
  • Jerusalema E Ncha – Jerusalema E Ncha
  • Lejwe la Motheo – Lejwe la Motheo
  • Living In Christ Legends – Living In Christ Legends
  • C.C.C Mass Choir – T.C.C.C Mass Choir


Congratulations to all nominees, thank you for the great music. The SAMA ceremony will be on the27 May and will be broadcast live on SABC1.