Entertainment June 03, 2018 at 05:01 am

Here’s what went down at the 2018 South African Music Awards

Nduta Waweru June 03, 2018 at 05:01 am

June 03, 2018 at 05:01 am | Entertainment

Shakhinah performs during the at the SAMA 24 music awards held at Sun City.Picture: Masi Losi

Sun City South Africa was the venue of the South African Music Awards.

The 24th edition of the awards, which recognises the excellence of artists in the country, took place over two nights.

The awards faced controversy for allegedly excluding some of the popular music arts including Babes Wodumo, whose song featured in Black Panther, and Cassper Nyovest.   Two other artists, Swazi-born singer Sands and DJ Mobi Dixon were taken off the nominees’ list by the Recording Industry of South Africa for being a foreign artist and for remixing an international song, respectively.

The Friday event was not televised but included the presentation of a number of awards including the best contemporary award, best collaboration among others.

Here is what went down on Saturday.

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