SAMA28 Lifetime and International achievement awards nominations to close on 29 April

In anticipation of the 28th instalment of the SAMAs, RISA is calling for nominations in the Lifetime and International Achievement Award categories. These prestigious categories aim to recognise those music industry titans who have not only contributed to the industry but have demonstrated outstanding achievement.  

SAMA27 honoured the indominable PJ Powers, award winning composer Lebo M and Joyous Celebration founder Dr Lindelani Mkhize with Lifetime Achievement Awards in recognition of their impact as recording artists and music industry mentors. Moreover, global sensation Master KG received the International Achievement Award following the global success of the Nomcebo Zikode assisted Jerusalema which today has been viewed over 480 million times on YouTube alone. 

Nominations can be submitted coupled with a motivation letter and supporting documents attesting to the nominee’s achievements, non-RiSA members can submit through a RiSA member to by Friday, 29 April 2022.

The recipients are selected by the RiSA Executive Committee. Please note that previous Lifetime achievement award recipients are not eligible for entry, however previous recipients for international award can enter for SAMA28 consideration.

Criteria for Lifetime Achievement Award

Nominees must:

  • Be a Recording Artist, or Producer
  • Possess at least 20 years of Music Industry experience having significantly contributed to the development, upliftment and advancement of the South African Music Industry.

Criteria for International Achievement Award

Nominees must:

  1. Be a Recording Artist with a physical and/or digital release in a territory outside of Southern Africa between 1 February 2021 and 31 January 2022.
  2. Have performed abroad in the same period and achieved recognition by way of a music industry related award or award nomination.
  3. Have achieved a prolific media profile as far as the release of recordings, performances and awards are concerned.  

“We are excited to see the calibre of nominations we will receive in these two categories and even more excited to present these awards to music industry practitioners who not only dedicate themselves to honing their skills but to honing and developing the skills of the musical legends in the making today,” enthused RiSA CEO Nhlanhla Sibisi.

Notes To Editors:
  1. The annual South African Music Awards (SAMAs) are organised by the Recording Industry of South Africa (RiSA)