THE A-Z OF MTN SAMA 19

With just over eight days to go, SAMA fever is setting in nicely. It’s going to be an epic weekend and I cannot wait for all the action, excitement, the glitz and the glamour. The SAMA peops have put together an A-Z list of things both you and I need to know ahead of this year’s event. Check this out:

A is for …Amstel VIP Afterparty – The exclusive post awards after party where guests get to rub shoulders with  all the winners and the who’s who of the music biz

BlackByrd, Desmond & The Tutus, DJ Vetkuk vs Mahoota, Freshlyground & The Muffinz – Contesting the tough Duo or Group of the Year category

ChianoSky – Second highest amount of nominations for this new young pop sensation taking the music industry by storm, with 5 nominations including Female Artist of the Year

Due Drop Deluxe – Highest nominated album debut album from Toya Delazy with 6 nominations

Elvis Blue, Arno Carstens, Khuli Chana, ProVerb & Reason – Strong field of very talented musicians nominated for the Male Artist of the Year award

Flickrhttp://www.flickr.com/samusicawards – houses official MTN SAMA’s image content – you’ll be able to get all the Y’ello carpet, live show and behind the scenes photos

Goodie Bag – The magical yellow case that everyone wants to get their hands on. Each goodie bag is worth R18, 000 and contains items from Guess, Ray Ban, Koi, Soho Nail Bar, Honey Jewellery, just to name a few…collectively worth over R2,5 million

HHP, Black Motion, B.O.P, Donald, Kabomo, DJ Vetkuk vs. Mahoota, Lloyd Cele, Khaya, Elvis Blue, Liquideep, Mi Casa, Riot, Oskido, Sfiso Ncwane & Teargas – 15 strong field of male artists vying for the Record of the Year award…it doesn’t get tighter than this

Instagram – Handle: @MTNSAMA – get the latest and pictures of your favourite artists from the Y’ello carpet

Johannes Kerkorrel, Sizwe Zako & Dr Thomas Chauke – Legendary music stalwarts that will receive Lifetime Achievement Awards for the stellar work in the music industry over the years

Kelly Khumalo, Khuli Chana & Khaya and Kia – The former all received 3 nominations each, and the latter will be driving the stars to the Y’ello carpet

L is for live streaming – catch the awards and all the backstage behind the secnes action as it is streamed live on your mobile (www.mtnsamatv.mobi) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/samusicawards)

Mzansi 4 Sho – SABC 1 Will broadcast the awards ceremony live to millions of viewers on Saturday, May 11 at 8:30pm

Nomfusi, Maleh, Kelly Khumalo, Cama Gwini & Bongeziwe Mabandla – Ladies doing it for themselves in the Best African Adult Album category

Oskido, Black Coffee, DJ Pepsi, DJ Vetkuk vs. Mahoota & Pascal & Pearce – Industry heavyweights going head to head in one of the biggest awards of the night, the Best Dance Album Award

ProVerb, PRO, Reason, Khuli Chana & Last Days Fam – Going head to head for in the Best Rap Album category

Q – Question is – who will follow in Zahara’s 2012 footsteps and dominate the awards?  Now that’s something to celebrate

Record of the Year – Voting lines are open for the 20 acts in the running, voting is reaching fever pitch for the most popular award of the night

Sun City Superbowl – Venue for MTN SAMA 19 on Saturday 11 May.  Final show prodcution is being kept tightly under wraps with some hot, never-before-seen collaborations planned… Live Acts announcement coming soon

Tickets – Available from Computicket from R 330 – R400 (Golden Circle) per person including entrance to the public After Party in the Hall of Treasures – www.computicket.com

Umthwalo – Having dominated last year with 6 MTN SAMAs, this year Zahara returns with 3 nominations including Record of the Year for Umthwalo

V.Underground, Lloyd Cele, Riot & Shabalala Rhythm – Clinched nominations for Best Collaboration with a variety of artists for the smashing hits in 2012

Warwick Allan, Benza, Salomon Ligthelm, Jolyon Ellis & Claudio Pavan – Celebrated producers behind the most outstanding music videos the past year going head to head for the coveted Best Music Video of the Year award

XOXO – Expect lots of hugs and kisses on the red carpet as well as big hugs on stage for the winners

Y’ello Carpet – Signature MTN SAMA style VIP carpet; the fashion on the Y’ello carpet is just as important as the music at the annual MTN SAMA awards – see who’s wearing what on streamed live on your mobile (www.mtnsamatv.mobi) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/samusicawards

Zonke, Toya Delazy, ChianoSky, Zahara & DJ Zinhle – Ladies in the running for the coveted Record of the Year category

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Author: Jason Von Berg

Digital content marketer. Mobile App Editor. Entertainment, travel and New York City lover. #Triathlete, #Ironman, health and wellness advocate, @Futurelifeza ambassador

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