VOTE: For Your #SAMA22 Amstel ROTY

YOU are invited to vote for your favourite song of 2015 as official voting lines for the SAMA’s Amstel Record of the Year #AmstelROTY are open!

#AmstelROTY nominees were announced amid all the #SAMAs22 fanfare on Friday, 22 April on SABC 1’s Live Amp show when voting for the Top 20 opened.

The Top 20 Amstel Record of the Year nominees are: Continue reading “VOTE: For Your #SAMA22 Amstel ROTY”


MTV’s Ridiculousness comes to Africa – Meet the Hosts

MTV Africa has been a thing for over a decade but viewers are still being given regurgitated shows with the word ‘Africa’ added to the end.

The latest effort in this regard is the African version of a show called “Ridiculousness” Continue reading “MTV’s Ridiculousness comes to Africa – Meet the Hosts”

Stream or purchase Solo’s latest track “How Cool Is This Love”

Could 2016 be the year of the team in South Africa’s music scene?

The latest release from Solo (one half of the rap duo Betr Gang) certainly makes it seem that way. Solo, whose real name is Zothile Langa, has come together with
Continue reading “Stream or purchase Solo’s latest track “How Cool Is This Love””

AKA Releases Dreamwork, Fans Crash Website

The #3RDWRLDBOSS, AKA, is the latest musician to experience a website crash due to the incredible demand for his music.

The rapper released his new single called Dreamwork featuring Yanga in the early hours of Friday morning which was already trending by 3am and by 7am, all hell had broken loose! Continue reading “AKA Releases Dreamwork, Fans Crash Website”

Shop: LeAnne Dlamini x Miss Boss Couture

When you develop a fashion crush, you want nothing more than to be able to shop from their closet. Brands and retailers have realized the importance of this and thanks to brand-celebrity collaborations, you can easily own that great outfit you saw on Instagram.

If LeAnne Dlamini just so happens to be your fashion crush, you’re in luck because Continue reading “Shop: LeAnne Dlamini x Miss Boss Couture”

WATCH: And the #SAMA22 Nominees are…

The morning began with a select group of entertainment reporters and bloggers meeting at Park Station in Johannesburg only to be whisked away to a secret location via train.

It wasn’t long before they found themselves at Soweto Theatre in Jabulani, Soweto, to witness the future of the South African Music Awards.

Nomuzi “Moozlie” Mabena was the host for the day’s festivities, she kicked things off before SAMA Chairperson, Refiloe Ramogase, took to the stage to explain the #TheFutureIsHear theme. He then introduced Phillip Sithole of Durban Tourism for the mandatory government speech that very few people actually ever listen to at such events.

The Morris Isaacson High School choir performed their own rendition of Zahara’s hit Loliwe and were followed by a performance from Grammy winning artist, Wouter Kellerman.

The nominees were simultaneously announced both at the event and via the official SAMA’s YouTube Channel.

2016 really seems to be Ambitiouz Entertainment’s year as Fifi Cooper and Emtee are nominated in quite a few categories as they were at the Metro FM Music Awards. Other nominees include Kid X, AKA, Da Les, Black Coffee, Karlien van Jaarsveld and Tresor Riziki. Cassper Nyovest’s ‘Refiloe’ didn’t make the cut for the Best Rap Album category. Hmmm…

You can view all the SAMA 2016 nominees in the slideshow below:

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You can also watch the 2016 SAMA nominee announcement here if you missed it:

If you paid careful attention you will notice that one category is missing… That is because the Amstel Record of the Year nominees will be announced tomorrow evening, Friday 22 April, on SABC’s Live Amp at 7:30pm before voting lines open.

Tickets for the 22nd Annual SAMAs go on sale at Computicket tomorrow and they will be held at the ICC in Durban.

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