If the South African Music Awards (SAMA) nominations announcement evening on Thursday was anything to go by, this year’s event will be something to look forward to.
The night was full of nostalgic moments with performances of kwaito, hip hop and pop jams coming together to paint a yesteryear picture which shaped street cultures, societies and the entertainment industry at large.
And to celebrate the days of old, the night was dubbed #Recognition - especially for the legends who paved the way for the new breed of artists to thrive.
What’s more, the event was staged where the awards first took place in 1994, at the Alberton Civic Theatre, east of Johannesburg.
From those small beginnings, they took us through the growth of the awards up to when they made it to Sun City, in the North West province - the Samas’ new home.