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The Wawela Awards Nominees are:

Posted by radio On May - 22 - 2013

Which music creators have truly put South African music on the global stage?  At an event held in Johannesburg today, SAMRO announced the long-awaited list of nominees for the inaugural WAWELA Music Awards. 

 

Wawela is a Zulu word meaning “go beyond” – a fitting description for the talented nominees in these prestigious awards. Never before have so many South African composers, songwriters and performers made their mark as music ambassadors around the world, across a number of media formats. 

 

“We’re proud to pay homage to the success of those who have put South African music on the map and to the legends of local music that have paved the way through their extraordinary lifetime achievements,” said SAMRO Deputy CEO, Sipho Dlamini. 

 

The much-anticipated WAWELA Music Awards ceremony, which takes place on 28 June 2013, is set to be an exciting and glamorous evening, with many musical stars in the South African firmament as well as major industry players in attendance. 

 

“These awards, the first of their kind in the country, are an important event on the musical calendar,” said Dlamini, adding: “On the night of 28 June, we’ll be gathering to give South Africa’s songwriting trailblazers the recognition that is due to them.” 

 

Today marked the announcement of the nominees in the Standard Awards section in the WAWELA Music Awards, which were open to SAMRO members. Composers were selected across a range of genres, styles and categories. 

 

“These pioneers of our music industry will be celebrated and recognised for their achievements that go beyond just commercial success,” affirmed SAMRO General Manager: Marketing, Tiyani Maluleke.  

 

A number of Special Awards will also be handed out on the night, including the Lifetime Achievement Award, the Breaking through the Borders Award, and awards for Publisher of the Year and Prolific Catalogue of Works. 

 

Go beyond, with the Wawela Music Awards: Internationally embraced, locally awarded! 

 

 

The WAWELA Standard Award nominees are: 

 

Best soundtrack in a feature film or theatric documentary:  

Daniel Baron nominated for Wrongfully Detained  

Philip Miller nominated for Leaving Father

Sven Larsen nominated for Afro Slow

 

Best song or composition in a television production: 

Alan Lazar nominated for Scandal  

Gregory Reveret nominated for Loxion Kulca Roots 

James Barnard nominated for Limpopo

 

Best song or composition in a television commercial: 

David Waugh nominated for the Toyota commercial

James Barnard nominated for the Sunlight Liquid commercial

Louis Enslin nominated for the Outsurance commercial

 

Best song or composition in a radio commercial: 

James Barnard nominated for the White Star commercial

Claude Gombard nominated for the Coke Malawi commercial

Rene Veldsman nominated for the Shoprite commercial

 

Best creative album of the year: 

Coenie De Villiers nominated for Hart van Glas

Black Porcelain nominated for Invincible Summer

LIRA nominated for Return to Love

 

Songwriter of the year: 

Wendy Oldfield 

Joshua Kempen 

LIRA 

 

Best South African duo/group:  

Lonehill Estate

Tumi and the Volume

The Soil 

 

Best female artist & composer/co-composer: 

LIRA

Nothende 

Black Porcelain

 

Best male artist & composer/co-composer:  

Daniel Baron

Johnstone Mnyandu

Claude Gombard

 

 

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