When and where to catch the 2021 Sama nominee announcement

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Sho Madjozi shows off her award at the 2019 Samas.
Sho Madjozi shows off her award at the 2019 Samas.
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The nominee announcement for the 2021 Samas will take place on Wednesday, 19 May, with the finalists in 15 categories being revealed during a broadcast on SABC 1.

This year will be the 27th edition of the prestigious music awards. According to RiSA, the 2021 Samas already got off to a good start, receiving over 1 000 entries - the highest in Sama history so far.

Calls for entries came in November 2020 and closed on 31 January 2021.

"We are greatly encouraged by this huge number of entries that came despite the challenges we faced as a nation from the Covid-19 pandemic to economic woes and loss of income especially in the creative sector," RiSA CEO Nhlanhla Sibisi said at the time. 

Catch the 2021 Sama nominee announcement between 18:00 and 21:30 on Wednesday, 19 May on SABC 1. 

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