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SAMA25 Entries Now Open


The 25th Annual South African Music Awards entries are now opened and will close at 17:00 on Thursday 31 January 2019. Entries will not be accepted after the 31st January 2019.

The SAMAs seek to honour excellence in music by South African artists who have released new material across some over 25 categories encompassing various South African musical genres.

The entries will be put through a stringent verification process followed by a robust judging process by industry expects as determined by record companies. They will be whittled down to the top 5 nominees in every category. The winner will be decided and announced at a star-studded ceremony later in 2019.

Should you have any queries regarding specific rule definitions, please do not hesitate to contact the SAMA office



A Album of the Year

B Duo or Group of the Year

C Female Artist of the Year

D Male Artist of the Year

E Newcomer of the Year


A Best Rock Album

B Best Pop Album

C Beste Pop Album

D Best Adult Contemporary Album

E Beste Kontemporêre Musiek Album

F Best African Adult Contemporary Album

G Best Alternative Album

H Best R&B / Soul Album

I Best Hip Hop Album

J Best Kwaito/Gqom/AmaPiano Album

K Best Dance Album

L Best Traditional Faith Music Album

M Best Contemporary Faith Music Album

N Best Traditional Album

O Best Maskandi Album

P Best Jazz Album

Q Best Classical Album

R Best Afro Pop Album

S Best African Indigenous Faith Music Album

T Best Reggae Album


A Lifetime Achievement Award

B International Achievement Award

C Best Selling Awards

C1 Best Selling Artist

C2 Best Selling DVD

D Best Collaboration

E Rest Of Africa Award


A Music Video of the Year

B Best Produced Album of the Year

C Best Engineered Album of the Year

D Remix of the Year

E Best Live Audio-Visual Recording of the Year


Record of the Year

Use the following link to start submitting your entries: http://sama25.votality.co.za

For further information visit: https://www.samusicawards.co.za/. Tel: 011 886-1342 or email: support@samusicawards

Ensure that all requested items are delivered to the SAMA office at RiSA Unit 2, 152 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg on or before 31 January 2019 at 17:00.


SAMA24 Entries Now Open



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