Calls to blackball SAMA26 voting as Limpopo artists are sidelining #Sama26mustfall
The South African Music Awards (Sama) released the list of nominations for the 2020 awards in the week , and already there’s unhappiness about the names. Fans and artists tweeted their anger and disappointment.
Limpopo-born artist Master KG took to Twitter to precise his disappointment after not being nominated in any of the #SAMA26 categories.
— Master Master KG!!! (@MasterKGsa) July 9, 2020
Jerusalema was one among the chart-topping hits for 2019. The song hit No 2 on Ukhozi FM top 10 songs for 2019 and it’s had quite 30 million views on YouTube.
This week, Master KG’s Jerusalema Remix ft Burna Boy and Nomcebo Zikode debuted at No 6 on the Billboard World Digital Sales Chart and No 31 within the Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic Chart.
Makhadzi, the Matorokisi and Tshanda Vhuya hitmaker, poured her heart out over the snub on social media, thanking her legion of fans for standing together with her along the journey though she feels heart broken for not being nominated. Her song Matorokisi was one among the most important in 2019 and lots of radio stations featured her from 2019 to 2020.
Posting on her Twitter page Makhadzi congratulated other musicians for being nominated. She went on to precise her disappointment over the snub as she expected a nomination after what ‘Matorikisi did to Africans’.
These aren’t the sole Limpopo artists who feel they need been overlooked within the Samas.
Congratulations to all @TheSAMAs nominees..so said for not being recognized 💔 after what matorokisi did to AFRICANS last year..to all my fans I submitted everything is just that ndinga ndoneta tshinyama 😭.. Your love and support matters ❤❤❤❤
— makhadzi muimbi SA (@makhadzimuimbi) July 10, 2020
Khutso Kgatle, popularly referred to as King Monada, also didn’t score one nomination within the prestigious awards. This was albeit his hit songs Ska Bhora Moreki and Malwedhe trended worldwide and received tons of radio airplays.
Fans voiced their disappointment on Twitter about how they think the awards aren’t fair.
Makhadzi and Master KG had the country Dancin to their tunes, never mind they are from Limpopo but you disregard their hard work, they worked so hard to give us SOTY but you chose not to recognise them, God knows why you didn’t…
— Billy Pacho Walker 😆😎🤓 (@Stenfordm1) July 10, 2020
The SA Music Awards has since begin to its own defense by releasing a document which they assert clarifies the choice process for Record of the Year and Music Video of the Year.
#SAMA26 it is that hard to recognize artists from Limpopo? If music from limpopo is Kak please tell us so we change our type of music and make music that will not degrade your award. Give us valid reason why you did not nominate Makhadzi and Master KG. #SAMA26MustFall pic.twitter.com/cRYCgveVVt
— Junior Mulaudzi (@jr_mulaudzi) July 10, 2020
If really this people are buying Awards Then we are going no where as a country. Not only are they corrupt but they are jealous of one another as artists. Black person don’t wanna see another black person successful #SAMA26MustFall
— Eureka Mohale May~dee (@DeeEureka) July 11, 2020
Lets be honest 🤣🤣🤣🤣 South Africans are being fooled from politics to Music industry… I see why Nigerians call us empty gogo .. we make too much noise but still
— *Given Cape * (@Givencape) July 11, 2020