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SAMA XXI: Those That Missed Out

23 | 04 | 15

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For once Cape Town can be happy about the SAMA night outcome. While Beatenberg stole the show on the night, there were those that left empty handed.

Jimmy Nevis again left the SAMA’s empty handed after being nominated in 2 categories for Best Pop and Best Male. His sophomore album “The Masses” was supposed to be that album that gets him the industry acclaim he deserves but sadly thanks to Beatenberg and AKA he fell short again. Hopefully Jimmy Nevis's third offering will finally give him the award we have been craving for.

Jazz sensation Kyle Sheppard also was part of the team that left the SAMAXXI night empty handed. In his category for Best jazz his was beaten by fellow Capetonian, McCoy Mrubata from kwa'Langa. While this veteran from kwa'Langa took an award home, the veteran from Gugulethu Ringo Madlingozi went home empty handed.

The Best Rock album went to Cape Town as well but Reburn and Taxi Violence cannot take the credit of bringing it to the Mother City as aKing won that one. Rock legend and front man of Springbok Nude Girls, Arno Cartens also left the SAMA’s empty. Joe Niemand was the man responsible in making sure that Arno Cartens losses out on the Best Adult Contemporary category.

Last year I did a review on a music video for Motif Records boss, latest song called “In Defence Of My Art” featuring Zion and fellow label mate Reason. I enjoyed just doing my best to dissect that music video and I hoped I did justice to it. The director of the music video was a guy we had a chance to interview about 5 years ago called Kyle Lewis who was just starting out back then with a fashion documentary for Stiaan Louw. Again this year he lost that Best Director category to a director that has made Cape Town his home, Ryan Kruger. Ryan Kruger added to his list of achievements with Best Director for Prime Circle’s “Let The Night In” music video.

Cape Town heavyweight duo Goldfish also lost out in the Best Remix category to Mr. MoFays DJ Sbu. Another duo that might not have expected much and did not win in 2 categories of Best Pop and Best Producer category were The Kiffness.

Even with 2 nominations in the Best Alternative category, Cape Town could not win as Bittereinder from Tshwane beat Tailor and Jeremy Loops.

With all the wins and losses from Cape Town, one thing you get a feel of is that Cape Town music scene is on the rise with so many nominations. Let’s hope the Urban market can start representing as well.

Staff Writer

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