In less than one month, the annual MTN South African Music Awards takes place at Sun City for the 19th time! This year’s nominations was dominated by newcomers it seems, this is a very refreshing! Toya pocketed 6 nominations, ChianoSky “walked away”, get it, with 5 nominations. DJ Vetkuk vs. Mahoota, BlackByrd and The Muffinz all bagged 4 nominations each! In the “Album of the Year” category industry heavyweights Kelly Khumalo, Khuli Chana, Maleh, Ntokozo Mbambo and The Muffinz go head to head in what is sure to be one of the highlights of the night. For a full list of nominees check out the official MTN SAMA website here! The most popular and coveted categories at the awards has to be the MTN SAMA Record of the Year. This category can be deemed the ultimate battle between artists. This is the only category in the MTN SAMAs where the winner is decided by the public via sms votes. 20 of SA’s best go head to head this year, who will get your vote? SMS voting lines opened on 20 March at 1PM and will close on the 9th May at 8PM sharp. The final five (5) nominees will then be determined and voting lines will reopen on the 10th May at 8AM and the winner will be announced during the live broadcast of the MTN SAMA 19 Awards on SABC 1 after an audit process on the 11th May. A maximum of 10 votes per cell phone number will be allowed! To vote, SMS the alphabet letter of your favourite artist/s to 083 123 7262 (083 123 SAMA). Standard SMS rates apply.
The nominees for MTN SAMA Record of the Year are:
|B||Black Motion||Father To Be|
|D||DJ Vetkuk Vs Mahoota||Stokvel|
|E||DJ Zinhle||My Name Is|
|I||Kabomo||Colour of You|
|M||Mi Casa||Heavenly Sent|
|P||Sfiso Ncwane||Kulungile Baba|
|R||Toya Delazy||Love Is In The Air|
Personally, I think my vote would go to Mi Casa, they are the epitome of hard working within the industry and they have proven to be some of the nicest guys one can meet! They are always giving 100% and always seem to make time for their fans before and after shows. I remember interviewing them when they were very new to the scene chatting with them about what they want to achieve, and I think they have managed just that. Have a read about what they had to say here -> Micasa Interview August 2011
You can be at the awards too, tickets are available for the big night via Computicket here. For those who will not be able to attend the awards themselves, the MTN SAMA team have made tons of provisions to ensure you do not miss a minute of the action.
It’s an all access pass to MTN SAMA 19, jam packed with exclusive behind the scenes footage.
20 March 2013: Nominees Celebration Y’ello Carpet Interviews
10 May 2013: Friday Non – Broadcast Awards Ceremony
19H30 – 21h30
11 May 2013: LIVE from the Y’ello Carpet Interviews
18H00 – 20H00
11 May 2013: Saturday MTN SAMA 19 Awards Ceremony
20H30 – 22H30
11 May 2013: LIVE Backstage Web/Mobi cast interviews with winners, performers
18H30 – 22H30
Mobisite – Video Mobile Channel
See you on the Yellow Carpet!