The South African Music Awards are excited to announce that the 28th iteration of South Africa’s biggest celebration of music will be returning to Sun City, North West, on 28 August 2022.
This comes after two years of virtual ceremonies owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The live show promises #SAMA28 viewers engaging content, one-of-a-kind performances and a prestigious celebration of the country’s top musical talents.
The #SAMA28 nominees were announced on 7 June 2022 with Zakes Bantwini garnering seven nominations and putting him ahead of the pack. He earned nods in the Record of the Year (ROTY) Album of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, Best Dance Album and Best Engineered Album categories in addition to two recognitions in the Best Collaboration category for Imali with Karyendasoul featuring Nana Atta and the Kasango assisted Osama. DJ Maphorisa is not far behind with a Music Video of the Year (MVOTY), four ROTYs nominations and a Remix of the Year recognition.
The show will air on 28 August 2022 on SABC1 at 20:00, with additional details about the host and performers to be announced soon. In the interim, the public may continue to vote for their favourite nominated acts in Record of the Year, Music Video of the Year and SAMPRA Artist of the Year.
SAMPRA Artist of the Year – To vote for your favourite Artist, dial *120*33121# on your phone and select 1. USSD charged at 1.50 per minute, free minutes do not apply.
Music Video of the Year – To vote for your favourite Music Video, dial *120*33121# on your phone and select 2. USSD charged at 1.50 per minute, free minutes do not apply
Record of the Year – To vote for your favourite Record of the year, dial *120*33121# on your phone and select 3. USSD charged at 1.50 per minute, free minutes do not apply
RiSA CEO Nhlanhla Sibisi 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 favourites to win a prestigious South African Music Award at our gala event in Sun City, North West.”
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