Tendaness whose real name is Tatenda Mandaza leads the pack with 8 nominations, including Album of the Year, Best Collaboration, Best Music Producer of the Year and Male Artist of the Year among others.
In the MTN SWAMA 2019 nominee list announced Friday (August 30), newcomer Popzin grabbed six nods and Amanda Mo trails close behind with five.
Popzin and Amanda Mo also joins Tendaness in the illustrious Album of the Year category, alongside Master P, Nothando Hlophe, !Sooks, Mozaik and Zamo.
Meanwhile, the mother-of-them-all category — Song of the Year — is predictably packed. Popzin’s “Umnyango” is up against Amanda Mo featuring DJ Maphorisa’s “Phula,” Nothando’s “Yebo,” Sifiso M’s “Lift Him,” Mozaik’s “Gijima,” Magaya’s “Ngilindze,” Illa Penboy’s “Nyiyekeleni Ngizobe,” Speech Umlangeni’s “Baleka,” and Linda Dlamini’s “Ngiyazendlala Phambi Kwakho.”
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