SAMA25 biggest Celebration of the weekend

The SAMA25 stage will explode into action when the annual music award ceremony gets underway on Saturday night.

Easily the hottest line up boasting some of the biggest names in the land, this will be the biggest celebration of the weekend.

There are some great not-to-be missed moments and delightful surprises in store for those in the Superbowl and viewers on SABC1.

We take it back into time with old school tunes in the Throwback segment with memorable tracks performed by legendary bands Bongo Maffin and Trompies and many more kwaito legends.

On the Traditional front brace yourself for a medley of dance and vocals led by the legend of the bow and arrow Madosini as well as the iconic Mahotella Queens. Dancers from Tswelelang Cultural Dancers and VhaVenda Cultural Group complete the performance.

SAMA25 nominees Sjava and Mlindo The Vocalist will have the Superbowl on its feet as they perform in the Maskandi/Urban section along with Mbuzeni and others.

Powerful voices will raise the roof as gospel legend Rebecca Malope joins the likes of SAMA25 nominee Ntokozo Mbambo for a rousing Gospel segment.

The In Memoriam section promises to be as stirring as emotional with a surprise act.

To shut down the night, standby for a rapturous finale featuring the best of the best in kwaito, gqom and amapiano such as SAMA25 nominees Kelly Khumalo, Sho Madjozi, DJ Sumbody, Dladla Mshunqisi and Mobi Dixon.

Nhlanhla Sibisi, RiSA CEO shared: ‘This is a celebration fit for 25 years of SAMA. The line up speaks volumes of the magnitude of this ceremony. We are proud of all the musicians who will engender the spirit of festivity and revelry with their talent. SAMA25 will be a memorable one.’

Spokesperson for the sponsors – North West Culture, Arts and Traditional Affairs Department – Shuping Sebolecwe, said they were equally thrilled by the line-up for the big night.

“This is going to be a big night for the Province of the North West,’’ he said. ‘’This is the kind of multi-dimensional music entertainment we expect from a celebration of this magnitude. It is truly a sensational way to celebrate 25 years of excellence.’’

The SAMA25 takes place on May 31 and June 1 in Sun City, North West province. It will be broadcast live on June 1 on SABC1 at 8pm. Tickets to the show are available at Ticket Pro for R415

The SAMA25 Industry Awards LIVE STREAM will be broadcast on Friday, 31 May 2019 at 8pm exclusively on:

The SAMA25 Main Awards LIVE STREAM will be broadcast on Saturday, 1 June 2019 at 8pm exclusively on:

The annual South African Music Awards (SAMAs) are organised by the Recording Industry of South Africa (RiSA) in partnership with the North West Department of Culture, Arts and Traditional Affairs.

SABC is the official broadcast partner of SAMA25.

SAMA25 is supported by MY MUZE, Department of Arts and Culture, CAPASSO, SAMPRA and SAMRO

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