Nigerian singer, songwriter and record producer David Adedeji Adeleke aka Davido has become the first Nigerian singer to win this award.
Davido won the award with his record-breaking album, A Good Time, which won the category of ‘Rest of Africa’, a category that was created in 2019 and initially won by Tanzanian superstar, Diamond Platnumz.
On the 3rd of August 2020, SAMA wrote a post on their Twitter Congratulating Davido for having won the ‘Rest of Africa award 2020
South African Music Award (SAMA) Awards is one of the biggest award events in South Africa as it is a time to celebrate Africans in the music industry.
The theme for this year’s show is #ForThaKultcha, and below are the winners for the first night:
Best Maskandi Album:
Upopayi by Thokozani Langa
Best Traditional Music Album:
Ungabanaki by Qadasi & Maqhinga
Say U Will by K.O featuring Nandi Madida
Best Traditional Faith Music Album:
Calvary by Dumi Mkokstad
Newcomer of the Year:
Ndabo Zulu & Umgidi Ensemble for Queen Nandi: The African Symphony
Best African Indigenous Faith Album:
Lona Ba Ratang Ho Phela by Amadodana Ase Wesile
Best Jazz Album:
Queen Nandi: The African Symphony by Ndabo Zulu & Umgidi Ensemble
Bestse Kontemporêre Musiek Album:
Sterker by Riana Nel
Rest of Africa Award:
A Good Time by Davido (Nigeria)
The Samas will resume with its second episode today, Tuesday. The sub-theme for the night will be #ForThaSoul, dedicated to categories in the soul and R&B domain.
Congratulations to the winners!