The South African Music Awards took place on Saturday night in Sun City featuring some hot performances from some of the best artists in the country.

The who’s who of the entertainment industry as well as music industry heavyweights came out for a night with the stars.

Among those present at the glittering awards ceremony were President Cyril Ramaphosa and Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa.

The first leg of the awards kicked off on Friday and both nights were also screened live on SABC 1 (DStv 191) as well as live streamed on the event's official Facebook.

One of the big winners at the SAMAS was Shekinah who took home three awards in the top five categories, Best Album of the Year, Best Female Artist of the Year and Best Newcomer of the Year.

Here is a full list of winners from the SAMAS 2018:

Best Selling Digital Artists 

Joyous Celebration

Highest Airplay Special Composer Winner Package 

Sun-El Musician ft Samthing Soweto

Best Traditional Faith Music Album 

Andile Kamajola for Andile Kamajola Chapter 8 Sekwanele

Best African Indigenous Gospel Album

Vuma Zion for Samson Aphi Amandla Akho

Best Kwaito Album

Busiswa for Highly Flavoured

Best Afro Pop Album

Mafikizolo for 20

Beste Kontemporere Musiek Album 

Jo Black for Skepe 

Best Pop Album

Tresor for The Beautiful Madness 

Lifetime Achiever Award recipients

Spokes H, Steve Kekana and Mbongeni Ngema 

International Achiever Award

Shashika Mooruth

Best Rock Album

Fokofpolisiekar for Selfmedikasie

The Best Hip Hop Album

Shane Eagle for Yellow


Best Dance Album

Lady Zamar for King Zamar 

Best Maskandi


Abafana Baka Mgqumeni for 6 to 6

Newcomer of the Year

Shekhinah

Duo/Group of the Year

Mafikizolo

Female Artist of the Year

Shekhinah

Male Artist of the Year

Prince Kaybee

Album of the Year

Shekhinah for Rose Gold

Record of the Year

Distruction Boyz FT Benny Maverick & Dladla Mshunqisi for Omunye