The South African Music Awards (SAMAs) are taking place in Sun City. This year marks the 24th edition of the biggest event on the South African music indsutr's calendar.
SUN CITY - It’s a big weekend for local music. The South African Music Awards (Samas) are taking place in Sun City.
This year marks the 24th edition of the biggest event on the local music industry&39;s calendar.
The event, which takes place at 8pm on Saturday night, is being streamed live on Facebook this year.
Posted by South African Music Awards (SAMAs) on Saturday, 2 June 2018
Dancer, choreographer and reality star Somizi will once again be hosting the ceremony.
WATCH: Somizi pops the big question
He’ll be joined by radio host Dineo Ranaka and comedian Mpho Popps.
The first night of the awards was not broadcast live.
Skill, technique, precision, a few of the many qualities it takes to create the Best Engineered Album of the Year, that’s why Howard Gomba & Themba Sekowe (Mafikizolo) take the award SAMA24 pic.twitter.com/tTmupmxV83— The SA Music Awards (@TheSAMAs) June 1, 2018
It takes pure musical genius to produce a whole album that’s appealing to the ear and heart, so without a doubt the Best Produced Album of the Year goes to Dominic Peters & David Poole (Goldfish) SAMA24 pic.twitter.com/bdC8Dd1H3B— The SA Music Awards (@TheSAMAs) June 1, 2018
Steve Kekana, Mbongeni Ngwenya and the late Spokes H will be honoured with lifetime achievement awards.
Musician Ntando Bangani says he is humbled by his nomination for his album Mayibuye.
He sat down with eNCA&39;s Lindiwe Sithole.
This year&39;s Samas have their fair share of controversy, with complaints from fans that their favourite artists - such as Cassper Nyovest and Babes Wodumo - are being excluded.
Some fans and artists are boycotting the event.
The Recording Industry of South Africa (RISA) announced that Swazi-born singer Sands and DJ Mobi Dixon were taken off the nominees&39; list.
RISA says Sands is a foreign national and that the Dixon song nominated is a remix of an international song.
Tonight is the night that you’ve been waiting for. It’s the SAMA24 Awards and it’s going to be a party! These are the categories which will be announced tonight. Are you ready? pic.twitter.com/YRUYTPwkJA— The SA Music Awards (@TheSAMAs) June 2, 2018