The South African Music Awards have partnered with the international entertainment platform TikTok.
As part of this partnership, the music awards show in South Africa has also launched its account on TikTok.
This came as a prelude to the announcement of nominees for the public voted categories of Sama28 namely Record of the Year, Music Video of the Year and Artist of the Year which took place on 3 June. The rest of the nominees from adjudicated categories will be revealed at an exclusive, by-invite only, brunch in Johannesburg on 7 June.
Yuvir Pillay, TikTok’s Africa Music operations manager said, “Our platform has become a channel for music discovery and a launch pad for various artists in South Africa as well as the globe. So, we are honoured to be part of a prestigious event, such as the Sama, that celebrates the art of music, the artists and the producers. We are happy to be able to bring this celebration to our TikTok community.”
Nhlanhla Sibisi, CEO of Risa, said“This is a big milestone for the Sama and we are delighted to be working with a massive platform like TikTok. The partnership is frankly overdue as music holds both these brands together. For TikTok music is the backbone of the platform and content creation, and the Sama honour music excellence, it was a no-brainer that we work together. We encourage fans and friends of the Sama and supporters of South African music to head over to TikTok and engage with us. We have big plans for this partnership and more announcements will be made in the near future. See you on TikTok.”