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SAMA nominations are in and AKA leads them for 2023

SA Music Awards

The Soweto Theatre in Jabulani, Soweto played host to the music industry as the SAMA nominations were announced. Albums and singles released between 1 February 2022 and 14 April 2023 were considered for SAMA29. The late AKA leads the pack with a tally of no less than seven nods for his album Mass Country in […]

Entries open for the SA Music Awards 2023

SA Music Awards

The Recording Industry of South Africa (RiSA) invites musicians to submit their entries for the 29th instalment of the SA Music Awards (SAMAs) for 2023. Entries open from Monday, 6 March 2023. Eligibility for a SAMA consideration in over 30 genre categories is for releases between 1 February 2022 and 14 April 2023. Submissions can be […]

A Recap of The SA Music Awards Winners for 2022

SA Music Awards SAMA28

The entire list of winners for this year’s SA Music Awards (SAMAs), which is the 28th edition of said awards, were announced at a ceremony held at the Sun City Superbowl in Rustenburg on 28 August. The award ceremony consisted of two legs, with the first group of winners being announced at the same venue […]

The SA Music Awards nominations for 2022 are out

SA Music Awards 2022

On June 7th, the 28th annual SA Music Awards nominees were announced during a nomination party held in Randburg, Johannesburg. The event was also shared via livestream on the SAMAs YouTube account and was attended by A-list celebrities, some of whom were announced as nominees as well. The SAMAs were last hosted in person two […]

Entries for the 2022 SAMAs are now open


The Recording Industry of South Africa (RiSA) announced today that entries for the 2022 South African Music Awards (SAMAs) have now been opened. Musicians and artists who are eligible for a SAMA consideration are invited to submit their body of work. To qualify, music must be released between 1 February 2021 and 31 January 2022. […]

For the 2020 SA Music Awards, the winners are…

The five day virtual ceremony is done and all the winners of this year’s SA Music Awards have been announced. Split into different groups awarded each night, check out all the winners below. #ForThaRoots Best Maskandi Album: Bawucisha ngo Paraffin by Abafana baka Mgqumeni Hlanga Lomhlabathi by Izingane Zoma Inhloko Nes’Xhanti by Khuzani Inyoka Yodumo […]

The SAMAs are here again and the nominations are interesting

The SAMAs are here again and the full list of nominees has been released. The Recording Industry of South Africa (RiSA) announced on the 6th July that the awards show will now be a virtual experience because of lockdown regulations and social distancing norms. To support the move, the show will be streamed on a […]

What Shane Eagle’s SAMA Win Means for SA Hip Hop

South African hip hop has come a long way. The evolution from an American-inspired sound to an aesthetic that is distinctly South African has been an incredible journey to witness. The rise of vernac and how South African hip hop has embraced it and come into its own voice is equally as remarkable. The significance […]