The top 20 shortlist for the SAMA26 Record of the Year (ROTY) and Music Video of the Year (MVOTY) have been revealed and put up for public vote. All indications are that South Africans got down to generous doses of dance music and hip hop with a sprinkling of amapiano, in the past year.
Dance maestro Prince Kaybee is off to a flying start with four nominations. His two smash hits Fetch Your Life featuring Msaki and Gugulethu featuring Afro Brothers, Indlovukazi and SUPTA are both nominated in the ROTY and MVOTY categories making his tally the highest so far in SAMA26.
The Recording Industry of South Africa (RiSA) announced on Monday that the annual South African Music Awards (SAMA) will stage its 26th edition over five nights, 3 to 7 August 2020 at 21.30. In accordance with the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown and social distancing norms, the party has moved from the Sun City Superbowl to be streamed on the My Muze by Vodacom platform and broadcast on Mzansi Magic, DStv channel 161.
To vote SMS the code of your preferred artist to 33444 or dial *120*273#. SMS charged at R1.50 per SMS. USSD charged at 20c per 20 seconds. Or vote on MyMuze.com platform. See the complete list of nominees and their allocated codes below.