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Obama’s grand-mother to be honoured

By Faeza
08 September 2015

KwaZulu-Natal celebrates the 10th SATMA Awards annual event on the 2nd and 3rd of October 2015 with uMhlathuze and uThungulu Municipalities as official hosts, the awards will be held at UniZulu’s King Bhekuzulu Hall – eMpangeni.

Mama Sarah Obama will be honoured for the work she does in Kenya to improve the lives of her people, especially the children. The daughters of the two legends, El-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz (Malcolm X) and Kwame Nkrumah, will also be standing on behalf of their heroic fathers, whose contribution to the African struggle is immense. SATMA Awards will also honor other African leaders whose names will be announced on the day of the Awards.

SATMA Awards has previously honored Malcom X, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, Rev Jesse Jackson, Mahatma Gandhi, Steve Biko, OR Tambo, Inkosi Albert Luthulu, Nkwame Nkrumah and Patrice Lumumba, to name a few.

A Red Carpet Celebration will commence to welcome the international guests on the 30th of September and the office of the Premier will host a Women’s Dinner to honour the international guests. The 2nd of October will have Indigenous Comedy and music at King Bhekuzulu Hall. The 03rd of October (day of the main event) will have an outside Public Viewing Festival with estimated 20 000 people in attendance, and the main event at Bhukuzulu Hall. Both events will have Hip Hop and Maskandi performances along with unique collaborations of different  ethnic groups.

SATMA Awards upholds “I Am an African” as its 2015 theme, honoring artists and achievers who have made the most impact in the South African music industry and social/political life in Africa and the Diaspora.

Voting lines are open to everyone who wishes to vote for their favorite artists. The sms line: SATMA, the name of the artist and category to 34066 sms cost R1, 50 and free sms’s do not apply