This year’s edition of the South African Music Awards, affectionately known as the SAMAs, will be coming off in August at the Sun City Superbowl, Rustenburg.
The live event will be its 28th edition and the first since the COVID pandemic hit in 2020.
South African singer, Zakes Bantwini, has the most nominations with seven nods. Artistes with a number of nominations include DJ Maphorisa, Sun-El Musician, De Mthuda, Mobi Dixon, Msaki, Brian Temba, Chymamusique and Khanyisile Mthetwa.
Recording Industry of South Africa CEO, Nhlanhla Sibisi in a statement said, “After two years of virtual events, the excitement around our return to Sun City, North West, is palpable. We are thrilled about the production that we are putting together, which will comprise incredible performances and a host of moments that will not easily be forgotten.
Certainly, as we draw closer to the big day, there will be exciting announcements about our hosts and performers who will be key to this celebration of the nation’s best in music. We urge the public to have their say and vote for their favorites to win a prestigious South African Music Award at our gala event.”