The 24th annual South African Music Awards Samas take place on Saturday. While we wait to see who is going to wear what, below, we take a look at the best and worst dressed over the last five years:

Best-dressed

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April 28, 2014. Bonang Mathebe at the South African Music Awards (SAMA 20) held at Sun City. Pic: Veli Nhlapo. © Sowetan.

Bonang Matheba in 2014

Bonang Matheba’s floral pink appliqué gown was simply divine. A side-chignon added an elegant finishing touch.

SEEING DOUBLE : When Kelly Khumalo, took to her Instagram feed this week to repost a picture of the long flowing frock she wore to the South African Music Awards in May with the simple title, Déjàvu, you didn’t need to be a mind-reader to figure out what the vampy singer was going on about. Kelly’s Khothatso Tsotetsi-designed citrus-coloured tiered dress with its lace bust was eerily similar to the fuchsia Gert-Johan Coetzee version that Bonang Matheba, wore to her 30th birthday party last week on Saturday. As they say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but we have to ask: Who wore it better? © Unknown

Kelly Khumalo in 2017

Last year, Kelly Khumalo brought the fashion drama in a larger-than-life skirt that looked as delicious as cotton candy.

May 27 2017 Nomuzi Mabena at the South African Music Awards at Sun City Superbowl, North West Saturday night. Pic Veli Nhlapo/Sowetan

Nomuzi ‘Moozlie’ Mabena in 2017

Moozlie gave a lesson in rocking red and a dramatic tiered skirt. J’adore!

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Sjava in 2017

This is how you do traditional African menswear – modern style. Wakanda for now, Wakanda forever!

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May 27 2017 LootLove at the South African Music Awards at Sun City Superbowl, North West Saturday night. Pic Veli Nhlapo/Sowetan

Luthando ‘Lootlove’ Shosha in 2017

Luthando ‘Lootlove’ Shosha is here to give you a lesson in rocking leather, a boxy silhouette and sexy leg.

Minnie Dlamini in  2016

Although it’s borderline bridal couture, Shwa can’t help but fall in love with this white dress on Minnie Dlamini. The cape effect makes it more chic.

Bonang Matheba in 2016

The silver slick column dress that Bonang Matheba donned was edgy without breaking fashion boundaries.

Kelly Khumalo at the 19th Annual MTN South African Music Awards at the Sun City Superbowl., North West on Saturday night. Pic.Veli Nhlapo. 11/05/2013. Sowetan / Sunday World.

Kelly Khumalo in 2013

Mixing a ladylike silhouette and tailoring is always not an easy task. But Kelly Khumalo rose to the occasion in 2013 in a black dress, with a matching sequined tuxedo jacket.

Worst-dressed

Boity  Thulo and Rebecca Malope in 2014

Boity and Rebecca Malope committed the biggest fashion crime, they showed up in the same dress. What was even more baffling was that the beige bedazzled gown was not even a fashion hit, but rather it was matronly and screamed pageant queen.

28 April 2014. FOCUSED: Phuti Khomo’s interests lies in fulfilling her business ambitions. Pic. Veli Nhlapo. © Sunday World. Phuti Khomo at the South African Music Awards (SAMA 20) held at Sun City:

Phuti Khomo in 2014

Unless you under the age of 12, let’s leave the Grecian goddess  tulle and headpiece at home Phuti Khomo.

28 April 2014. Zihkona Sodlaka at the South African Music Awards (SAMA 20) held at Sun City: Pic Veli Nhlapo © Sowetan.

Zikhona Sodlaka in 2014

Perhaps it was youth month and actress Zikhona Sodlaka revived her old school uniform. All Shwa knows is that the new Sarafina! stage production called and they want their costume back

May 27 2017 Lerato Kganyago at the South African Music Awards at Sun City Superbowl, North West Saturday night. Pic Veli Nhlapo/Sowetan

Lerato Kganyago in 2017

As always, Lerato Kganyago wearing the material for her grandpa’s old curtains.

Boity Thulo in 2016

While sheer has always been a huge trend, Boity Thulo’s see-through gown was more tacky than sexy.

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