South African musician Cassper Nyovest has discredited South Africa Music Awards (SAMAs) as a corrupted award scheme which has no value.
The reason being that, previously, artistes were very hungry for SAMAs but now, awards from this scheme do not mean anything to South African artistes due to it’s corruptive engagements.
Do people even remember who won the SAMAs last year? That used to be the biggest and most important award for artist. Now it doesnt mean anything. You know why ? Corruption, they thought they were bigger than the artists. They disconnected from the culture. It’s all rigged. Dead!
— R.M Phoolo (@casspernyovest) January 23, 2021
Cassper Nyovest added that, artistes who won awards from the South Africa Music Awards scheme have been totally forgotten and it is very bad happening that way.
According to Cassper, hardworking and award deserving artistes are not honoured awards which are rightfully, supposed to be given to them.
Concerned and disappointed fans of South Africa musical artistes reacted. Check reactions below;
Eish imagine, i mean those awards used to be a BIG deal hare gola ai nou… Everything is pap pap… I think they must change the whole system of votings and all other things…
— CREDIBLE CHIPPA (@CredibleChippa) January 23, 2021
Nah the ones that they hosted last year were the most corrupt ones I have ever seen.I think they will need to change the whole show overall because they have lost that thing.
— BLACK SHEEP (@KitsoDaKit) January 23, 2021
Majors are buying status now, that’s the easiest way to devalue something as big as a SAMMA. None of these awards mean sh!t these days… When I see one I just wonder “how much did you pay for yours”
— Prod. Taylor V (@1Taylor_V) January 23, 2021
South African Music Culture has turned to some ANC corruption typa thing, that’s why some of us never look into to country… too much corruption and buying faces.
— OneFourtyFive⚬ (@geezybeatz145) January 23, 2021
I dont remember anything from those awards. One thing I remember is master kg won 11 awards Last year , 8 of them are international and 3 national
— Karabo Moyaha (@MoyahaKarabo) January 23, 2021
How can we remember cause we don’t even know the song that won but I know which song or artist did great this year Master KG Jerusalem
— Sello (@selsyl01) January 23, 2021
Issues concerning award schemes are very delicate to address. However, we encourage every fan to be very supportive to their favourite artiste and promote their songs rather than fighting for awards for them.
The artistes need you more than the awards so be there for them.