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The A-Z of MTN SAMA 19

Posted by radio On May - 8 - 2013

The build-up to the 19th Annual MTN South African Music Awards (MTN SAMA 19) is reaching fever pitch, especially in the Record of the Year (RoY) category where fans from all over the country are voting for their favourites in what is sure to be a very tight race for the award at the Sun City Superbowl on May 11.

 

Away from the business end of things, MTN SAMA 19 has thrown out some playful trivia; 

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 scenes 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 production 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 

 

Tickets for the main awards show are available at Computicket. Please visit the official website for further details – http://samusicawards.co.za

 

The Friday night show takes place in the Royal Ballroom on 10 May 2013 and the Saturday night show takes place in the Superbowl on 11 May 2013 at 8:30pm.

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