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The 9th SATMA Awards squared culture

This past weekend (17 and 18 of October) University of Fort Hare hosted the 9th Annual South African Traditional Music Achievement Awards (SATMA Awards). The SATMA Awards were launched in 2005 to promote, preserve, uplift, develop, honour and award traditional musicians across racial and ethnic background. From the inaugural SATMA Awards 2006 to the 6th anniversary SATMA Awards 2011 hosted in Kwa-Zulu Natal (Durban ICC), the SATMA Awards have made a tremendous contribution in the cultural landscape of South Africa through nation building, social cohesion and implementing the above mentioned objectives.

In about a month ago SATMA Awards Founder Dr. Dumisani Goba stated, “The SATMA Awards have grown massively over the years and next year which is 2015, I am taking them back to Kwa-Zulu Natal to celebrate a decade of existence”.  This year’s SATMAs hosted legends like Jesse Jackson – a human rights veteran from the United States of America, alongside Dr. Mangosuthu Buthelezi, Joe Mafela, Leleti Khumalo, Abigail Khubeka, Hashe Elimhlophe amongst dignitaries who attended this massive event. Vee Mthembu and Maritjie Bothma were the hosts of the event while Umhlobo Wenene’s Saba Mbixane continued with his streak of winning by taking home: Best Traditional Music Radio Program and Best Traditional DJ while the Eastern Cape’s Department of Sport Recreation, Arts and Culture received the “Best Arts and Culture Department award”.

The 9th Annual SATMA Awards paved a better way for next year’s event going back to their birth province Kwa-Zulu Natal to celebrate a decade of existence. As stated by the Eastern Cape premier Saturday night, that the Eastern Cape has contributed in strengthening the SATMA brand.

Here are the winners from the 9th Annual SATMA Awards Day 1 from Friday night in their respected order:-

  • Best Isicathamiya Album: New Try Singers – Khetha Ukuthula
  • Best Video Song: Mlethwa Majola – Nomi’yiphi
  • Best Poet: Ndumiso Maphumulo – Ze ningondle
  • Best Newcomer artist: Uqhosha Ngokwenza Kwakhe – Appoint 2 prove
  • Best Traditional Dance group: Serantlhatlha – Arts Ensemble
  • Best African Jazz Album: Morayks – Lesotho
  • Best Praise Singer: Wise & Sbo – Ivangeli
  • Best Vernacular Hip Hop Album: Dr Bone – Lindelani
  • Best Mbaqanga Album: Sandile Khwela – Insimbi
  • Best Afro Soul Album: Musa – The Dream
  • Best Reggae Album: Lumodi – Woman President
  • Best Female Album: Jessica Mbangeni – Igoli
  • Best Male Album: Imfez’Emnyama – Palesa
  • Best Traditional and Cultural News Journalist (Print Media): Lulamile Feni – Daily Dispatch
  • Best Traditional and Cultural News Journalist (Electronic Media): Nomalanga Betty Mnguni – SABC NEWS/Ikwekwezi FM
  • Best Arts and Culture Department: Eastern Cape
  • Best Vernacular Local Movie: Aliboni
  • Best Community Radio DJ: Nonhlanhla Ndonso – Zululand FM
  • Best Indigenous comedian – Mduduzi Ntuli (Main category for day 1).

Here are the 9th Annual SATMA Awards Day 2 winners from the main event Saturday night in their respected order:-

  • Best Xitsonga Album: Joe Shirimani – Ka Tika
  • Best TshiVenda Album: Tycoon 4 Sho – Vhotshilo
  • Best Indian Album: Flash Entertainers – Flash 45
  • Best IsiSwati Album : Zandi N – Hlala Ngent’fombi
  • Best IsiNdebele Album: Amatshatangubo – Kwathula’moya
  • Best Sepedi Album: Julia Aphane – Serurubele/Butterfly
  • Best Cultural Talk Show: Melumzi Xego – Forte FM
  • Best Sesotho Album: Motho oa maloro mabe fanini No2 – Motho Oa Maloro Mabe Fanini
  • Best Boeremusiek: Willie Jooster – Treklavier Treffers
  • Best IsiXhosa Album: Jessica Mbangeni – Igoli
  • Best Traditional San Group: Paulus – Mapondo
  • Best SeTswana Album: Serantlhatlha Arts Ensemble – Serope Mperekele
  • Best Maskandi Album: Amageza Amahle – Amageza Amahle
  • Best Traditional music radio program: Umhlobo Wenene – Lavutha Ibhayi
  • Best Song of the year: Ezika-bhaka – Thayi Lemoto
  • Best Traditional DJ: Umhlobo Wenene – Saba Mbixane
  • Best Radio Station: Umhlobo Wenene
  • Most Downloaded Song: Ezika-bhaka – Thayi Lemoto


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