South African Music Awards (SAMAs)


The South African Music Awards (SAMAs) are an annual industry award ceremony, run by the Recording Industry of South Africa (RiSA). Accolades are presented to members of South Africa's music industry. Winners receive a statuette called a SAMA. The event was established in 1995. The ceremony is held in May or April every year and contenders are judged on performances made during the previous year. The show is usually held at the Super Bowl in Sun City and broadcast on SABC. The ceremony features live performances by some of the nominees.

SAMAs are grouped into a number of categories, which aim to represent South Africa's various popular musical genres. The majority of these are awarded to artists chosen by a panel of judges, the rest by the public.

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Profile added by DJ Okapi on 12 Jun 2014