This past Saturday, the 24th annual South African Music Awards took place in Sun City and it was indeed a spectacle. Somizi and Dineo Ranaka were the charismatic hosts for the evening, making the awards ceremony one to remember. As excited as we were to see which artists walked away with awards, we were also glued to the screen to see who brought the most sass to the red carpet.

Here are 9 of the best-dressed local A-listers who attended SAMAs 2018:

1. Nadia Nakai

Nadia gets the number one spot simply because she redefined sexy and added a regal touch to it. The sheer fabric, embroidery in all the right places, and the somewhat dramatic train stole the show. Her styling team did an amazing job with this Anita Ferreira gown. In a subtle way, the bleached hair toned down the look.

2. Moozlie

Nomuzi Mabena brought the ’20s back to 2018 in a flattering flapper dress. She made the look relevant for today by pairing it with stunning gold stilettos and minimal gold earrings, allowing the dress to stand out.

3. Lady Zamar

Lady Zamar picked up her award for ‘Dance Album of the Year’ looking like an African princess.


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4. Thabsie

Thabsie looked amazing and youthful in a sheer Palse SA gold gown paired with gold strappy heels.

5. Boity Thulo

TV presenter Boity was the definition of sultry, serving a very high slit gown by South African designer Orapeleng Modutle.

6. Relebogile

Emerging South African fashion designers are showing us what they are made of. Relebogile looked dreamy in this black gown by Sylvester Falata.

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7. Pearl Modiadie

This Zaziwa presenter never disappoints when it comes to red-carpet appearances. Pearl looked radiant in a Biji La Maison off-the-shoulder gown.

8. Rorisang

Rorisang went for a fiery, voluminous red dress that represents her personality. Nothing better than staying true to who you are!

9. Langa Mngoma

Is it weird that we are obsessing over her high bun more than anything? The hairdo complimented her sheer V-neck gown, while minimal make-up accentuated her gorgeous red lip.

A night out at the South African Music Awards. #SAMA24

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This year’s SAMAs red carpet is proof that South African fashion designers are not to be underestimated.