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SATMA Awards Nominations Opened | SATMA14


SATMA14 – @SATMA Awards

The Annual South African Traditional Music Achievement Awards [SATMA] celebrates its 14th anniversary this year under the theme: Free To Be Me. The SATMA Awards were launched in 2005 to promote, preserve, uplift, develop, honour and award traditional musicians across racial and ethnic background; who have set the path in the traditional music industry by preserving the authentic traditional sounds.

The 14th Annual SATMA Awards nominations officially opened on the 01 March, 2019, and closes on 28 June, 2019 at 15H00. To nominate your favourite Artist, Group, Radio Station, DJ or Programme SMS [SATMA, NAME of potential nominee and Category] to 49495.

The artists or group must have recorded their album in the period March 2018 to February 2019.

Ras Obrigado won the Best Reggae Album for 2018, Black Jahman won the Best Reggae Album for 2017 and other previous winners for this category include Hill House Crew, Nathi B and GangaLee, Ras Judah of The Next Generation.

Click here to download the SATMA14 nomination form.

The SATMA14 Categories are:


  1. Best Male Artist / Group
  2. Best Female Artist / Group
  3. Best Afro Soul Song
  4. Best African Jazz Song
  5. Best Reggae Album
  6. Best Praise Singer
  7. Best Poet
  8. Best Indigenous Comedian
  9. Best Newcomer Artist / Group
  10. Best Traditional Dance Group
  11. Best Mbaqanga Album
  12. Best Isicathamiya AcapellaAlbum
  13. Best Traditional Outfit
  14. Best Cultural Electronic Media Journalist
  15. Best Cultural Print Media Journalist
  16. Best Cultural Exhibitor
  17. Cultural Radio Program Loyal Listener
  18. Best Traditional Radio DJ (Community Radio)
  19. Best Visual Art Artist
  20. Best Department of Art and Culture
SATMA Awards Reggae Nominees 2017


  1. Best SePedi Album
  2. Best TshiVenda Album
  3. Best Xitsonga Album
  4. Best Ndebele Album
  5. Best IsiXhosa Album
  6. Best SeTswana Album
  7. Best SiSwati Album
  8. Best Indian Album
  9. Best SeSotho Album
  10. Best Boeremusiek
  11. Best Traditional TV Program Show
  12. Best Traditional San Album
  13. Best Maskandi Album
  14. Vernacular Hip Hop Song
  15. Best African Legend of the year
  16. Best Traditional Music Air-Play Radio Station of the year (Based on Status)
  17. Best Traditional Music Radio Program of the year(SABC PBS)
  18. Lasting Legacy Award
  19. Life Time Achievement
  20. Best Song of the year
  21. Best Traditional Radio Presenter of the Year (SABC PBS)

For more info on SATMA14:
Tel: 086 100513 |
Website: www.satmaawards.co.za |
Email: nominations@satmaawards.co.za |
Whatsapp: +27 65 826 2157 |



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