The internationally acclaimed and award-winning superstar DJ Black Coffee scooped the most nods with five nominations at the South African Music Awards. He is followed by some more big names in the local music industry, including Sjava, Sun EL Musician, Zonke Dikana and Sho Madjozi who received four nods each.
He is nominated in these categories; Album of the Year, Male Artist of the Year and Best Dance Album categories. He also scored a double nomination in the Collaboration of the Year award, first for Drive featuring David Guetta and Delilah Montagu and second for Wish You Were Here featuring Asanda Lusaseni-Mvana.
Now in its twenty-fifth year, the Samas will be held at the Alberton Civic Theatre, east of Johannesburg where it was first held in 1994.