After scooping the MTV Award for Listener’s Choice Jah Prayzah keeps on setting and breaking records as his hard work has once again paid off with an impressive South African Music Awards Nomination for Best African Artist.
He is joined by fellow countryman Oliver Mtukudzi to complete a list of five nominees in the category
The Best African Artist gong will be fought over by Jay Prayzah, Oliver Mtukudzi, Patoranking, Vee Mampeezy and Vuyo Katsha.
The glittering SAMA23 ceremony will be held in Sun City resort in the North West province on May 27.
Jah Prayzah’s manager Keen Mushapaidze told Zimbuzz that the team was very excited about the nomination.
“We are really excited about the SAMA nomination it’s a great honour to be a part of such a big ceremony”, he said.
“We hope we bring this one home again. It’s the first time we been nominated as Jah Prayzah in the SAMAs and we hope it won’t be the last.
“We hope we continue that trend, it shows people are appreciating our work and it also encourages you to keep moving. But this goes out to all Jah’s fans, if it wasn’t for them we wouldn’t be nominated on such platforms.”
The nominees were unveiled last night at Destiny Exclusive Hotels in Kempton Park, Nhlanhla Sibisi, RiSA CEO said about the nominees:
“This is the year newcomers take most of the limelight undoubtedly. It is truly encouraging to see so many young and new artists dominate the list. It can only bode well for the industry. The future is bright and we couldn’t be happier for them.”
Rap wonderkind Nasty C leads the SAMA23 pack with an impressive six nominations. His Bad Hair Extensions album earned him nods for Best Newcomer of the Year, Best Male Artist of the Year, Best Album of the Year and Best Rap Album. To top his SAMA23 honours, his videos Don’t Do It and Good Girls are in the running for Best Music Video of the Year.
To top his SAMA23 honours, his videos Don’t Do It and Good Girls are in the running for Best Music Video of the Year.
Hot on the heels of 20-year-old Nasty C is rapper Kwesta with five nods, while new singing sensation Amanda Black bagged four.
Durban’s queen of gqom Babes Wodumo finds herself in the exclusive league of multiple nominations sitting pretty with three nods. Keeping her company are the likes of Idols SA 2013 winner Musa, DJ Ms Pru; young Afro-soul duo Soul Kulture; veteran vocalist Thandiswa Mazwai; dance pair Black Motion; gospel giant Dr Tumi; and the soulful trio The Soil.
Keeping her company are the likes of Idols SA 2013 winner Musa, DJ Ms Pru; young Afro-soul duo Soul Kulture; veteran vocalist Thandiswa Mazwai; dance pair Black Motion; gospel giant Dr Tumi; and the soulful trio The Soil.
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With information from www.samusicawards.co.za