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#SAMA23: Full list of nominees

Nasty C, Kwesta, and Amanda Black are leading the 2017 SAMA nominations.

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It looks like 2017 is going to be another good year for Nasty C.

The rapper is leading the nominees for the 2017 SA Music Awards (SAMAs) with a total of six nominations.

Nasty C's debut album has been nominated in the Best Rap Album, Best Music Video, Album of the Year, Best Male Artist, and Best Newcomer categories. 

He tweeted his excitement after the nominations were announced. 

"God comes through every-single-time," he posted. 

Not far behind is rapper Kwesta, who bagged five nominations. Amanda Black is the third most nominated artist with four nods. 

Gospel singer Sfiso Ncwane, who passed away in December, received a nomination for Best Traditional Faith Music Album. 

The 23rd SAMAs will take place at the Sun City Superbowl on May 27.

Here's a look at all the nominees:

Best Newcomer of the Year

Best Male Artist

Female Artist of the Year

Best Rap Album

Best Music Video of the Year

Album of the Year

Duo/group of the Year

Best Collaboration

Best African Indegenous Gospel Album

Best R&B/Soul Reggae Album

Best Rock Album

The Sweet Resistance - Where There Is Hope
Lost & Found - Lost & Found
Richard Stirton - Middle Ground
The Parlotones - Trinkets, Relics & Heirlooms
Albert Frost - The Wake Up

Best Pop Album

Matthew Mole - Run
Locnville - Taste The Weekend
GoodLuck - The Nature Within
Sketchy Bongo - Unmasked
TiMO ODV - Origins (Digital Edition)

Beste Pop Album

4Werke - 4 Warm
ADAM - Hoogtevrees
Dewald Wasserfall - Jy Is Die Storm
Kurt Darren - Sal Jy Met My Dans
Snotkop - HKGK

Best Adult Contemporary Album

Elvis Blue - Optics
Hugh Masekela - No Borders
Majozi - Fire
Mango Groove - Faces to the Sun
Msaki - Zaneliza: How The Water Moves

Beste Kontemporêre Musiek Album

Adam Tas - Patatas en Pyptabak
Coenie de Villiers - Emoji
Joshua na die Reën - Die Wêreld Binne My
Refentse - My hart bly in ‘n taal
Ricus Nel - Ouskool Boerseun

Best African Adult Album

Dumza Maswana - Molo
Kelly Khumalo - My Truth
Nathi - Umbelelo Wam
Nozipho - Thando
Soul Kulture - Ngeliny'ilanga

Best Alternative Music Album

Arno Carstens - Die Aandblom 13
Chris Chameleon - Firmament
Native Young - Kings
Somerfaan - Alien Boogie Stuff
Tailor - Trust Part 1

Best Kwaito Album

Babes Wodumo - Gqom Queen Vol. 1
Bullistic - N.W.O (New World Order)
Dr Malinga - Goodwill
Taylor K - Paper Chase
Trademark & Zinhle Ngidi - Trademark & Zinhle Ngidi

Best Dance Album

DJ Clock - The 5th tick
Black Motion - Ya Badimo
Durbans' Finest - Durbans' Finest - Reloaded
Mobi Dixon - Live The Music
NaakMusiQ - Born to Entertain

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

Best Traditional Music Album

Candy - Easy Come Easy Go
Dr Thomas Chauke Na Shinyori Sisters - Shimatsatsa No 34: Xiganga
Mmaausi - Monna Oa Sokelwa
Qadasi & Maqhinga - Lashis' Ilanga
Shabalala Rhythm - Yebo Ngiyavuma

Best Maskandi Album

Imfez'emnyama - Monalisa
imithente - s"yawuvala umlomo
Khuzani - Inyoni yomthakathi
Shwi noMtekhala - Kwabhalwa etsheni
Thokozani Langa - Amabrazo

Best Jazz Album

Darren English - Imagine Nation
Dave Reynolds & Pops Mohamed - Live in Grahamstown
Nduduzo Makhathini with Umgidi Trio and One Voice Vocal Ensemble - Inner Dimensions
Sydney Mavundla - Luhambo
Thandiswa - Belede

Classical Instrumental Album

Bongani Radebe - Buyelekhaya Sax Rendition
Charl du Plessis Trio - Baroqueswing Vol. II
Imilonji KaNtu Choral Society - And Then I Heard A Voice by SJ Khosa
The Voice of Angels - The Voice of Angels Volume 2
University of Pretoria - Love and War

Best Afro Pop Album

Jaziel Brothers - Jaziel Brothers
Musa - Musa
Robbie Malinga - Robbie Malinga
The Soil - The Soil
Vusi Nova - Vusi Nova

Best African Artist

Jah Prayzah - Jah Prayzah
Oliver Mtukudzi - Oliver Mtukudzi
Patoranking - Patoranking
Vee Mampeezy - Vee Mampeezy
Vuyo Katsha - Vuyo Katsha
 
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 Produced Album

Afrotraction - Love and respect
Brenda Mtambo - So Much More
Matthew Mole - Run
Rubber Duc - The Secret Sun
sjava - Isina Muva

Best Engineered Album

The Soil - Echoes of Kofifi
Arno Carstens - Aandblom 13
Mango Groove - Faces To The Sun
Jesse Clegg - Things Unseen
LeAnne Dlamini - Warrior

Remix of the Year

Distruction Boys - Wololo (Dbanj Remix)
DJ Mizz - Close to you (Mizz Afro Remix)
Evida - The Woods (Evida Remix)
Kyle Deutsch - Can't Get enough (Official Remix)
Vic - Wena Wedwa (MusicCraftMAN Mix)

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