With the 27th instalment of the South African Music Awards ahead of us yet again - the countdown towards the close of entries for SAMA27 has official begun, and there's only 12 days left to the cut off date; 31 January 2021 at midnight.
Since November 2020, the SAMAs have made a call for local musicians to submit their works for consideration for the prestigious South African Music Award, and just last week, the awards announced that there are new categories up for competition this year namely; Best Amapiano Album, Best Gqom Album and Best Kwaito Album. The SAMAs also announced that an EP consisting of 4 newly released tracks qualifies for submission as an album.
The Best Kwaito/Amapiano/Gqom Album category has been discontinued and we are pleased to announce the 3 new categories for #SAMA27.— The SA Music Awards (@TheSAMAs) January 13, 2021
If you have not entered, enter now before the 31st of January 2021. Read more on the category changes here: https://t.co/Z5hfyuPVFa pic.twitter.com/t4G3VCKyGH
Music eligible for SAMA27 nomination should have been released between 1 February 2020 and 31 January 2021.
"We have been encouraged by the number of entries streaming into our office since we opened last year. There is no doubt that despite the Covid-19 pandemic it has been a vibrant year for music. We also saw the emergence and growth of new music genres and new talent, hence the introduction of new categories. We have every faith in the industry that it will be a competitive race." - Commented Nhlanhla Sibisi, RiSA CEO
After the submission period, a verification process will follow leading to the judging by a select panel of industry experts and peers before the nominees are announced. So make sure you enter now ahead of the closing date on the 31st of January 2021. Enter here: bit.ly/38FICv1