WATCH: Stage set for SAMA24

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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.

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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