South African Music Awards moves to Durban

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The 22nd Annual South African Music Awards (SAMAs) will take place in June this year in Ethekwini (Durban) in KwaZulu Natal.
Regarded as the country’s premier music awards and run and hosted by the Recording Industry of South Africa, this year’s SAMAs take place on Saturday, 4th June at the Durban International Convention Centre (Durban ICC) with the EThekwini Municipality as the hosting partner.
Says Refiloe Ramogase, Chairman of the SAMAs: “We are delighted with our new partnership with the very progressively minded Ethekwini Municipality. This marks a fresh chapter in South Africa’s premier music Music Award show! A chapter in which we shall build on the Annual South African Music Award’s solid, respected heritage and proud legacy with a renewed youthful vibrancy.”
Says CLLR James Nxumalo, Mayor of EThekwini, “Music brings people together, irrespective of race, creed or culture and eThekwini is proud to be hosting the 22nd South African Music Awards (SAMAs). It is fitting that the ceremony will take place at our historic venue, the Durban Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (ICC), which has been transformed into a world class events and conference centre over the years. Our ICC is recognised world-wide and has received numerous accolades over the years.
We are pleased that this prestigious awards ceremony is being held in Durban as we constantly strive to ensure our highly talented musicians are provided with opportunities and the necessary platforms to showcase their talent.”

Nominees for the 22nd Annual South African Music Awards will be announced in April.

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