- The South African Music Awards (SAMAs) have shown appreciation and love to women in the industry
- The Female Artist of the Year award aims to celebrate women in the music industry and the way they portray their excellence through creativity
- The official sponsor of the award, Sofnfree, shared a message of motivation to the five ladies nominated in the category this year
The South African Music Awards (SAMAs) are now in their 27th year and received more than 1 100 entries for 2021.
The awards always show appreciation to women in the industry by giving a very special award to the talented ladies of Mzansi, the Female Artist Award. This year, there are five nominees in the category: Sho Madjozi, Reign Afrika, Bucy Radebe, Nomcebo Zikode and Hle.
Previous winners in the category include Zahara, Shekhinah, Zonke, Ami Faku, Sho Madjozi and Amanda Black.
Sofnfree has announced its sponsorship of the Female Artist of the Year Award at 2021 SAMAs.
By sponsoring SAMAs Female Artist of the Year, the haircare brand is proud to represent a category that recognises girl power, excellence and creativity.
Speaking to Briefly News on the partnership, a brand team from the company said:
“We celebrate hair and music as incredible ways for women to express themselves, and look forward to honouring South Africa’s best talent for reinventing, redefining and reimagining our world. Best of luck to the Nominees for Female Artist of the Year - we're rooting for you.”
The two-hours virtual SAMAs show will be broadcast on SABC 1 on Saturday 26 June at 8pm.
Viewers stand a chance to attend the production of the SAMAs along with a meet-and-greet with musicians who will be performing at the show. For more information and to follow the conversation, head to the SAMA Facebook and Instagram pages.
Meanwhile Briefly News previously reported that talented Amapiano music producer Kabza De Small has bagged a total of six nominations at the 27th edition of the South African Music Awards.
The star has been nominated in the Album of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, and Best Amapiano Album categories for his album I Am the King of Amapiano: Sweet & Dust. His collaboration with DJ Maphorisa titled Once Upon A Time in Lockdown scored the Duo/Group of the Year, Album of the Year and Best Amapiano album nods.
KwaZulu-Natal-born DJ and musician Sun-EL Musician also got the recognition he deserved after he dropped a dope 31-track album last year titled To The World and Beyond.
Sun-EL received five nominations. The star bagged the Male Artist of the Year, Best Dance, Best Live Audio Visual of the Year, Best Produced Album of the Year and Remix of the Year categories.
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