SAMA25 will bestow the Lifetime Achievement Awards to the late hip hop superstar HHP, kwaito legends TKZee and the acclaimed 90s group Mango Groove.
HHP who passed away last year will be remembered for the critical role he played in making Motswako a force to be reckoned with.
His career is punctuated with a series of firsts, including being one of the first artists to make rapping over a kwaito beat popular as well as being the first hip hop artist to have multiple successful sync deals. Jabba will also be remembered as the host of SAMAs21 and for the mentor role he played to many artists.
The trailblazing Mango Groove was started in 1984 with their unique brand of music fusing marabi and kwela. Their hits “Special Star”, “Another Country” and “Moments Away” to name a few became anthems that sealed their position as the emblematic rainbow nation for being multi ethnic at a time of apartheid.