We never know when and where the 2018 South African Music Awards go hold but the hype wey dey follow the 24th annual ceremony don still go up as SAMAs celebrate increase for the number people wey wan enter the nomination.
According to the Recording Industry of South Africa (RiSA), the SAMA office receive 778 entries wey qualify and e use 38 pass 2017 740 entries and almost double the number of 2016 470 entries.
The organizers of the South African Music Awards say the increase na because of confidence and trust wey people don get where SAMA dey.
The category wey get highest entry na the Best Music Video of the Year category (with 127 entries), then the Best Collaboration category (with 100 submissions).
Other categories where competition dey na the Best Produced Album stands (86), Best Dance Album (53), Best Engineered Album (42) and Best Hip Hop Album (26).
“We are still committed to the practice of openness and transparency and a fair selection process. We release these entries for the industry and music supporters to be kept abreast of the developments as we progress through the stages of the SAMA. We also do so to avoid any surprises when we announce the final nomination list in the next few weeks. RWe are thankful that year after year, the industry gives us a thumbs up knowing that this is a platform that celebrates worthy talent. As we head into the 24th edition of the SAMA we are confident of our credibility and take pride in our long standing track record that speaks for itself.”
Them invite recording companies and interested parties to submit entries within the period of three months wey start for November 2017 until February 2018.
Those wey qualify don dey the hands of the panels of independent judges from radio, television, newspapers, blogs and the recording industry for judgment.
The SAMA office go release only five nominees from each category as the panel take vote and one independent audit firm go verify am.
People wey dey hope for nomination na Shekhinah, Toya Delazy, Tresor, Rouge, Riky Rick, Shane Eagle, Da L.E.S, Emtee, Priddy Ugly, Busiswa, Chomee, Zakes Bantwini, MiCasa, Lady Zamar, Dumi Mkokstad, Major League DJz and Zakwe to name a few.
Click here to view the full list of the South African Music Awards nomination.