Entries for the 27th SAMA awards are now open and artists are encouraged to submit their entries before the closing date, 31 January 2021.The requirement for one to enter their music is not just to have a popular hit or radio play of their art, but one to have good music. Judging is done by an independent panel in a secretive manner to avoid collision.
Speaking to The Journalist DJ, Former journalist, Leslie Mofokeng, who is not the awards’ spokesperson says that they have relooked the best Gqom/Kwaito/Amapiano album and have now separated the genres, ending with an award per category instead of just 1 award for all 3 categories.
The awards had to adjust to the new norms in 2020, where the event was spread over a number of days in line with COVID regulations. This year will not be mush different as the awards are likely to be virtual with a limited number of people at a streaming venue to administrate the show from.
Do you have a favorite artist that you wish to see at the awards?
Do you guys follow the awards? Does a person being an award winner make you want to listen to them or you remain indifferent and loyal to your favorite genres and artists?