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#SAMA28 At Sun City: South African Music Awards Date Announced

Halala! The 28th instalment of the South African Music Awards will be held in Sun City, North West, on 28 August 2022, and the excitement…

Halala! The 28th instalment of the South African Music Awards will be held in Sun City, North West, on 28 August 2022, and the excitement is palpable already. This comes after two years of virtual ceremonies owing to the Covid-19 pandemic. The live show promises #SAMA28 viewers engaging content, one-of-a-kind performances, and a prestigious celebration…

Halala! The 28th instalment of the South African Music Awards will be held in Sun City, North West, on 28 August 2022, and the excitement is palpable already.

This comes after two years of virtual ceremonies owing to the Covid-19 pandemic. The live show promises #SAMA28 viewers engaging content, one-of-a-kind performances, and a prestigious celebration of the country’s top musical talents.

The #SAMA28 nominees were announced on 7 June 2022 with Zakes Bantwini garnering seven nominations and putting him ahead of the pack. He earned nods in the Record of the Year (ROTY) Album of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, Best Dance Album and Best Engineered Album categories in addition to two recognitions in the Best Collaboration category for Imali with Karyendasoul featuring Nana Atta and the Kasango assisted Osama. DJ Maphorisa is not far behind with a Music Video of the Year (MVOTY), four ROTYs nominations and a Remix of the Year recognition.

The show will air on 28 August 2022 on SABC1 at 20:00, with additional details about the host and performers to be announced soon. In the interim, the public may continue to vote for their favourite nominated acts in Record of the Year, Music Video of the Year and SAMPRA Artist of the Year.


RiSA CEO Nhlanhla Sibisi said: “After two years of virtual events, the excitement around our return to Sun City, North West, is palpable.

We are thrilled about the production that we are putting together, which will comprise incredible performances and a host of moments that will not easily be forgotten. Certainly, as we draw closer to the big day, there will be exciting announcements about our hosts and performers who will be key to this celebration of the nation’s best in music. We urge the public to have their say and vote for their favourites to win a prestigious South African Music Award at our gala event in Sun City, North West.”

Thulisile Nhlapo – Acting Channel Head at SABC recently said “SABC1 prides itself on being the platform that unearths and recognizes talent. With each year of the partnership, The South African Music Awards and SABC1, as a collective, shines a light on the music industry and the artists in their respective genres. A huge congratulations to all the nominees that have made it through this year, sithi umculo uhamba pambili.”

Nhlanhla Sibisi RiSA CEO congratulated the nominees: “A job well done to all #SAMA28 nominees. Each artist has laboured to ensure that they produce exceptional bodies of work which have soothed and united us during particularly challenging times. The standard of this year’s submissions was impressive and presented a tough task for our panel of diligent judges. We wish all nominees good luck and look forward to celebrating them at our gala event.”


We cannot wait for the live ceremony.

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