Somizi. Picture: Instagram

The big stage is set for the SAMA24 extravaganza and it will take not one, not two, but three stars to set it alight. Somizi Mhlongo, the much-loved TV and radio personality and host par excellence returns for the record third time as one-third of the hosting team. 

He will be joined by fellow broadcaster Dineo Ranaka and comedian Mpho Popps.

The combination of Somizi who is known to shoot from the hip with his sharp wit and the charismatic Dineo’s appeal plus the comedic timing of Mpho Popps is sure to deliver the perfect backdrop of fun and laughter on local music’s biggest night in the Sun City Superbowl.

‘We are going all out to ensure that SAMA24 is a dazzling experience. As the most credible and premier music awards show in the land, we have to keep up the standards and the hosting team is proof that we have secured only the finest and best our country has to offer. We believe Somizi, Dineo and Mpho will hit all the right notes and leave us entertained,’ says RiSA CEO Nhlanhla Sibisi.

Comments spokesperson for the North West Department of Culture, Arts and Traditional Affairs (CATA), Shuping Sebolecwe: "We are pleased that SAMA24 has managed to secure the services of such high-calibre individuals to host such an important event in the calendar of the arts in South Africa.

"We are convinced that these personalities will enhance the entertainment element of the show and make it all the more memorable."

The main SAMA24 event takes place at Sun City on June 2. The show will be broadcast live on SABC1 at 8pm.

* Tickets are on sale at Ticketpro from R395- R795

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