Johannesburg, June 04, 2014:The Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) has announced the final list of nominees for the 2014 Wawela Music Awards – the only awards in the country that recognise the people behind the creation of the song, namely music composers, lyricists, song writers and publishers.   

The awards cover the full spectrum of music composition and songwriting, including music created for television and film as well as commercials. With an overwhelming response from the music creators and an exciting line up of nominees in 2014, SAMRO believes that this year’s event will  surpass the success of the 2013  awards. 

The 2013 edition of the awards featured music great Johnny Clegg – who received the Prolific Catalogue of Works Award. The legendary Dorothy Masuku, who was also celebrating 60 years in the industry, took home the Lifetime Achievement Award. 

Singer/songwriter Lira won the Songwriter of the Year Award and new comer Blck Porcelain walked away with two  awards in the categories Best Female Artist and composer/co composer and Best Creative Album of the Year. Renowned music composers including Mbongeni Ngema, Sizwe Zako, Alan Lazar and Lebo M were also honoured..  

The previous  awards also saw film score composer Trevor Jones, best known for his work on a number of international films including Last of the Mohicans, Mississippi Burning and Notting Hill  receiving the  Breaking Through Borders accolade .

SAMRO Marketing General Manager, Tiyani Maluleke said there is certainly no shortage of music and song-writing talent in South Africa. “We are excited to announce this year’s nominees and are even more excited about announcing the winners on awards night,” she said

This year’s glittering ceremony is set to take place in Johannesburg on Friday 27 June. 


Full of list of Wawela Awards 2014 nominees

Best Soundtrack in a Feature film or Theatrical Doc

•Phillip Miller

•Bruce Retief

•Orangotang Music

•Geo Hohn



Best song or composition in a television production

•Joe Niemand

•JB Arthur

•Colin Shapiro


Best song or composition in a television commercial

•Adam Howard

•Orangotang Music

•Louis Enslin


Best song or composition in a radio commercial

•Adam Howard

•Nicos Vouris & Keeno Lee Hector 

•Mi Casa


Best creative album of the year


•Lindiwe Maxolo

•Lloyd Cele

Publisher of the year Award

•Sheer Publishing

•Black Coffee

•Fundile Mdingi


Songwriter of the Year

•Mi Casa

•Lindiwe Suttle



Best South African Duo/Group

•Crazy White Boy

•The Muffinz

•Trenton and the Free Radicals


Best Female Artist & composer/co-composer


•Lindiwe Suttle

•Black Byrd


Best Male Artist & composer/co-composer

•Ihashi Eli mhlophe

•Jimmy Nevis

•Black Coffee



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