Cape Town - Celebrating the best local music has to offer, Sama 23 promises be a night to remember as South Africa's most talented singers and performers take to the stage.
The main SAMA 23 event on 27 May 2017 will be broadcast live from Sun City on SABC1 at 20:00.
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Tumi Morake looks beautiful in black as she opens the Sama23 event ceremony.
Somizi walks onto stage with a bedazzled mask.
Kurt Darren opens the award ceremony with his song, Kaalvoet Sokkie.
Khuli Chana up next looking colourful.
Stogie T doing his thing and we love it!
We agree! Loving the chemistry between Tumi and Somizi.
Somizi & Tumi Morake as hosts Amen????, the night is already Lit,I'm finished????????????#SAMA23— Mmadikgosi Matshego (@Mmadikgosi_23) May 27, 2017
Pearl Thusi presents tonight's first award. And the Sama goes to Kwest ft. Casper Nyovest for highest airplay of the year!
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The next award goes to...
Somizi's third outfit change for the night.
And he has gone rogue!
11 categories to go!
Kwesta finally getting what he worked hard for ?? #SAMA23— freedom lover ?? (@akhona_xo) May 27, 2017
Kelly Khumalo takes to the stage in hot pink. She looks gorgeous!
Twitter praises Kelly Khumalo's performance.
We've got another winner!
Watch the live performances here:
Arno Carstens is up next and takes to the Sama23 stage.
The people want more music!
The songs/performances are too short. These are not TV awards, can we have more music please! #SAMA23— Rami Chuene 1st Lady (@ramichuene) May 27, 2017
Beste Kontemporêre Musiek Album goes to Joshua Na Die Reën - Die Wêreld Binne My
GoodLuck wins the Sama for best pop album. Well done!
Paying tribute to musicians lost in 2016/17
#SAMA23 wow wow ???????? that tribute to our fallen stars we wow
— Itu_????me (@Itum_Rad) May 27, 2017
That tribute medley was beautiful. the saxophone does the damns hei #SAMA23— Tshenolo (@Nollz2025) May 27, 2017
Best rap album up next. We've been waiting...
10 minutes to go!
Amanda Black and Kwesta win Female and Male Artist of The Year.
Album and Record of The Year still to go. Good luck to all the nominees.