SAMA27 introduces separate categories for Amapiano, Kwaito and Gqom

SAMA27 introduces separate categories for Amapiano, Kwaito and Gqom

- The South African Music Awards (SAMAs) have separated their three biggest award categories

- The best Kwaito, Amapiano and Gqom albums are now on their own, allowing for more artists to stand a chance of winning

- According to the CEO of the awards, the move was made to cater to the growing popularity of the genres

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The SA Music Awards has finally separated the 3 biggest music genres in Mzansi. The awards academy now has separate categories for Best Kwaito, Amapiano and Gqom Album.

Best Amapiano Album honours excellence by musicians in the amapiano genre while the best Gqom Album honours excellence by musicians in the gqom genre and the best Kwaito Album category has been reinstated after it was bundled together with amapiano and gqom genre as sub genres since 2017.

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According to RiSA CEO Nhlanhla Sibisi, the move is a reflection of the changing local music landscape as seen in the rise in popularity of these three genres.

SAMA27 introduces separate categories for Amapiano, Kwaito and Gqom
Dineo Langa hosted the SAMAs last year. Image: @dineomoeketsi
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Sibisi also encouraged musicians to send submissions before the deadline of midnight on 31 January 2021.

Meanwhile, previously reported that Dineo Langa is not only beautiful, but has incredible style too. That's why fans knew they were in for a total fashion extravaganza when she was announced as co-host of last year's South African Music Awards (SAMAs). Dineo completely brought the house down with her outfit for the second part of the digital awards.

The star wore a floor-length black gown with lace cutaways. The sheer outfit showed off her cleavage and toned legs. Dineo completed the look with a huge gold crown that was adorned with flowers, leaves and spikes. Dineo wore her hair in a flowing afro style. She completed the look with orange lip stick and red nail polish.

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Fans were completely in awe of the stunner. Check out a few of their comments below: ms08forever "You look stunning"

mbali8070 "Awusemhle (You look beautiful)"
d.i.m.p.l.e.s.s.s.s "You're so fantastic."

Dineo's fashion sense when she starred as Kea on The Queen definitely made her a fave with the soapie's viewers. reported that fans were not happy with how Kea was written out of the show. Kea died after a car she was in burst into flames and Dineo did not even appear in the episode.

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