- The South African Music Awards (SAMAs) has announced Dineo Langa as the host of this year's ceremony
- The former The Queen actress will co-host the virtual awards with comedian Donavan Goliath
- The SAMAs will be held over 5 days starting from 3 to 7 August and will be streamed on My Muze and broadcast on Mzansi Magic at 21:30
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Dineo Langa has been announced as the host of the 26th edition of the South African Music Awards (SAMAs). The ceremony will be held virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The SAMAs will start from 3 to 7 August and will be streamed on My Muze and broadcast on Mzansi Magic at 21:30. The SAMAs organisers recently confirmed on Twitter that Dineo and comedian Donovan Goliath will be this year's hosts.
Briefly.co.za reported that many Mzansi artists and fans took to social media to complain about being snubbed after the SAMAs nominations were announced.
Artists such as Makhadzi and Master KG have not been nominated even though they had the biggest songs in the country. Master KG's Jerusalema has sparked a global dance frenzy. The song has gained global popularity, with videos of people dancing to it going viral in France, Romania and now Italy.
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Rapper Nadia Nakai also complained after her album wasn't nominated in the Best Hip Hop Album category. She believed that she dropped one of the hottest rap albums in the country.
In other news related to the awards, Briefly.co.za reported that Cassper Nyovest has continued to blast the SAMAs after his artist Nadia was not nominated in the Best Hip Hop Album category.
The Amademoni hitmaker has advised artists who were snubbed by the SAMAs to rather focus on winning new fans than taking home new awards.
"My advice to everyone who didn't get nominated and feels cheated: a strong fan base is way more valuable than a full cabinet. They love you when you are new and then they find a replacement when you dominate too much."
Mufasa emphasised that musicians don't need recognition from the SAMAs in order to succeed in the industry.
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