The 2020 SAMAs a.k.a SAMA 26 went up and running on Monday 3 August. The 26th annual South African Music Awards (SAMA) are hosted on the virtual world due to the pandemic. The Recording Industry of South Africa (RiSA) announced that the show will be streamed online via My Muze by Vodacom and will be broadcast on television on Mzansi Magic (DStv 161). Unlike previous years where the entire show took place on one day, the 26th SAMA Awards will be broken up into five episodes airing between 3 and 7 August at 21:30. The first four episodes will be 30 minutes long, while the fifth one will be a 45-minute grand finale.
Of course when the nominations were announced, there was a fair amount of controversy surrounding them. Part of the Controversy was the overlooking of Nadia Nakai (for Best Hip-Hop), who had one of the best Hip-Hop albums of 2019. Speaking of Hip-Hop, K.O & Nandi Madida were part of the Winners of Day 1 SAMA 26.
Here’s a look at some of the Winners on Day 1 #SAMA26
Day 2 of SAMA 26 will also be streamed online via My Muze by Vodacom and will be broadcast on television on Mzansi Magic (DStv 161), tonight at 9:30PM. Keep us with Kas’lam Magazine for more on The SAMAs and Entertainment news.