SAMA & ASE Students

The 26th South African Music Awards (SAMA) nominations have been announced and it is with great pride that we at the Academy of Sound Engineering (ASE) congratulate all the past and current ASE students who were involved in projects that have been nominated.

Nominated for Remix of the Year:


SculpturedMusic - Sad To Think (FKA MASH GLITCH DUB)

Mashoto Lekgothoane aka FKA MASH


Nominated for Best R&B/Soul album:

Album: Elements by Elaine


Joshua Molotsi (above) aka Josh the Manager & Charles Shilowa (below) aka CLXRITY - Produced about 4 songs in the album. Josh The Manager is also her manager. Nqobile Mazibuko is her Music Director.


Nominated for Best R&B/Soul album:


My Heart To Your Soul - Lungisa Xhamela

Fundile Dlamini (above) produced - In My feelings & Never Meant


Nominated for Best R&B/Soul album:


Album: Pink Panther by Tshego

Luthando Lerato Phinhlela aka Lutchi mixed the whole album

Fun Fact: SAMA Award winning Mixing engineer for Shekhinah Donnell’s debut album, RoseGold.


Nominated for Best R&B/Soul album:

God Decides by Tellaman

Muano “XM” Ramakuele - Composed and wrote lyrics for the song 'Luxury'.

Nominated for Best African Indigenous Faith Music Album:


Album: Lona Baratang ho Phela - Amadodana ase Wesile

Kim Fields (above) - Recording & Mix Engineer

Tim Kraft - Recording, Mix and Mastering Engineer

Nominated for best Hip Hop Album:


Album: Njayam Vol 2 by DJ Sliqe

Kayz Tadiwa Gumbo aka 808x (above) composed and wrote lyrics for:

- Ya Dig, Fresh Jig and No Sleep

Muano “XM” Ramakuele - Luxury


Nominated for best Hip Hop Album:


Album: PTYUnltd by K.O.

Mfundo Mbuli aka Mus Scales (above) composer and producer- Bushiri


Congratulations and very well done on your achievements!