It’s that time of year again. Eyes glued to the screens, loyal fans are biting their nails and hoping that their favourite stars walk away with two, if not one award at the SATMAs.
Speaking of SATMAs, Durban CBD came to a stand-still when nominees for the annual prestigious ceremony were announced during at a star-studded event at the Durban ICC, Kwazulu-Natal on the 12th of August 2017.
An unprecedented number of 190,613 SMS nominations and a total of 697 entries to the different categories were recorded in 63 days of the SATMA12 nomination period.
SATMA Awards 2017 kick-started their announcement of nominees weekend with a colorful Cultural Parade that was attended by thousands of traditional music lovers from all walks of life. The parade that started at Gugu Dlamini Extension was attended by MEC’s, Traditional leaders, Izintombi, several brass bands, artists and celebrities.
After a stringent vetting process, the list of nominees is now made public. All the entries were handed over to a panel of independent experts for the judging process.
Renowned artists and SATMA12 brand ambassador Botlhale Boikanyo took the stage by storm with a series of epic, never-to-be-repeated performances, as the nation watched SA’s finest talent at work.
The awards featured young and talented fashion designers who show-cased their work in a glamorous fashion show hosted in the same evening.
The awards will also be giving away cool prizes to winners. Prizes such as; vehicles, overseas trips as well as R20 000 prizes are to up for grabs.
Overseas Trip Prizes will be given to the winners of the following categories:
- Best SABC PBS Radio Presenter
- Loyal Listener of the Year
- Best Electronic Media Journalist
- Best Cultural Print Media Journalist
Car Prizes will be given to the winners of the following categories:
- Best Community Radio DJ – the car will be awarded to relevant Radio Station
- Best SABC PBS Radio Program – the car will be awarded to the relevant Radio Station
- Song of the Year
- Lucky Voter Prize
Check out the full list of the SATMA12 nominees here – SATMA Awards 2017 Nominees List (1) (1)
Voting lines were opened on the 12th of August 2017 at 22:00 and will be closed on the 30th of September 2017 at 15:00. To vote for your favorite nominee, SMS (SATMA, NAME OF THE NOMINEE & CATEGORY) TO 34066. SMS costs R1.50 (free SMS’s do not apply).
The big night of the awards will take place in BOKONE BOPHIRIMA PROVINCE on the 29th and 30th
September 2017. ALL ROADS LEAD TO MAHIKENG!
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