In 2019 South African Music Awards (Samas) celebrate 25 years of existence and promises to be the biggest year.
In the last quarter, Samas has been recognized as one of the most prestigious and most prestigious awards for outstanding music and performances.
And after the lively year that saw the dancing dunes, the songs become national anthems and the musicians take their place as household names, the competition is the richest when calling for entry.
Contributions are currently open for music released from 1 February 2018 to 31 January 2019.
In the last two years, SAMA has enjoyed an upward trajectory with an increasing number of inputs.
Samas 2018 recorded a record 778 received received records. That was from 700 in 2017 and about 400 in 2016. And for the second consecutive year, Samas had published a complete list of records before announcing the candidates.
This continued and substantial growth is a voice of confidence in the integrity and prestige of SAMA as the highest musical honor for local and continental musicians.
As we headed for SAMA25, RiSA CEO Nhlanhla Sibisi says Samas is bigger and better: "We are looking forward to the 25th SAMA We still remain the biggest and most consistent ceremony in music making and how we look over the years, how our path was paved with determination and devotion to cause the SA music to be recognized as its size. "
The annual South African Music Awards (Samas) are hosted by South Africa's Recording Industry (RiSA).