Shekhinah. Picture: Instagram

The sultry hitmaker has raked in the most nominations as the South African Music Awards (SAMA) unveiled the finalists in the highly coveted and very competitive Top 5 categories.

Her album, 'Rose Gold' earned her a spot in the Female of the Year, Newcomer of the Year and Album of the Year categories, bringing her total SAMA24 nods to six. 


She is also up for Record of the Year for 'Suited' and Best Produced and Best Pop Album for 'Rose Gold'.

Other nominees include Mafikizolo, who are nominated for Album of the Year for '20', rapper Shane Eagle who also received the Newcomer of the Year and an Album of the Year nod.  

The Top 5 Categories are:

Male Artist of the year

Afrotraction - Relationships

Tresor – Beautiful Madness

Prince Kaybee – I Am Music

Emtee - Manando

Nduduzo Makhathini - Ikhambi

Female Artist of the year

Siphokazi - Siphokazi

Lady Zamar – King Zamar

Simphiwe Dana – Simphiwe Dana Symphony Experience

Busiswa – Highly Favoured

Shekhinah – Rose Gold

Duo/Group of the Year

Prime Circle – If You Don’t You Never Will

Team Mosha – Sofa Silahlane

Goldfish – Late Night People

Mi Casa – Familia

Mafikizolo – Mafikizolo

Newcomer of the Year

Rouge – The New Era Sessions

Shane Eagle - Yellow

Shekhinah – Rose Gold

Blaq Diamond – Blaq Diamond

Thabsie – Songs About You

Album of the Year

Shane Eagle - Yellow

Tresor – Beautiful Madness

Mafikizolo – 20

Lady Zamar – King Zamar

Shekhinah – Rose Gold