SATMA Awards 2018 Winners: The Complete List

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The full list of winners from the 2018 South African Traditional Music Achievement Awards (SATMA Awards) has been announced!

The ceremony which celebrate the best in traditional music, took place on Saturday (September 29) at the Mmabatho Convention Centre in Mahikeng, North West.

There were a ton of amazing performances, including one from Mafikizolo, who closed the show with their rendition of eMlanjeni.

See all of the 13th SATMA Awards winners below…

Best Song of the Year
Smangele for Is’gwebo Sentambo

Best Vernacular Hip Hop Song
Lil D Dakid

Best Traditional Music Radio Programme of the Year
Lavuth’iBhayi (Umhlobo WenenE FM)

Best Traditional Community Radio Dj
Andile Mc Pholoba Ngcoba from Izwi Lomzansi FM

Best Sepedi Album
Bapedi by Tau Renata

Best SeTswana Album
Tau Tuna

Best SiSwati Album

Best Sesotho Album
Mohase No. 3

Best Xitshonga Artist
Tintoma by Benny Mayengani

Best Maskandi Album
I-Crush Yami by Amagcokama

Best IsiXhosa Album
Ingwiba by Lingekile Ndolokolo

Best Tshivenda Album
Tshanda Nguvhoni by Vhavenda Cultural Group

Best Ndebele Album
Simarobazikukhali by Amarobazibukhali

Best Boeremusiek Album
Kosie Beukes

Best Traditional Dance Group

Best New Comer 
Bakgatlha ba Mosetlha

Best Male Artist 

Best Afro Soul 
Daniel Brothers

Best Female Artist
Khombo Shimani

Best African Jazz Song
Lentle P

Best Reggae
Ras Obrigado

Best Praise 
Malume Tau

Best Mbaqanga Album 
Ababekezeli for Sipheth’imnyovu

Best Accapella (Isicathamiya) Album
Junior King Star Brothers for Amaqola Emvelo

Best Poet
Venda by Poet

Best Arts and Culture Award
Limpopo Province

The Lasting Legacy Award
Rex Rabanye

Lifetime Achievement Awards
Paulina and Khathide Ngobe