AS EXPECTED the South African Music Awards are without controversy and it gets exciting every minute.
Breaking news is that the South African super kid and Mabala Noise cash-cow Nasty C has been thrown down the gauntlet following confirmation that two of his music videos Good Girls and Don’t Do It, have been eliminated from the 23rd SAMAs.
According to Risa, the organisers of the awards Nasty C and his label submitted the videos late therefore, they do not qualify for the Best Music Video category.
“Our investigations have revealed that the videos were submitted for entry on 24 January 2017.
We have further determined that the videos were not flighted before the closing date of the entries of 31 January 2017 as required by the SAMA rules.
We have always trusted that all music videos submitted for this category to us have already been flighted by broadcasters during the specified entry period of the SAMAs entries .
This case has proven us wrong and we accept full responsibility for our oversight to further verify whether the music videos submitted for this category were in fact flighted during the relevant SAMAs entry period, “ read a statement from Risa.
But Mabala Noise spin doctor is not singing from the tune.
Speaking exclusively to this reporter Mhlo Gumede, says they met all requirements and submitted everything on time.
“We don’t know what they’re up to but from our side we’re clear and met all the requirements.”
Before making submission to Risa, we firstly submitted to the broadcaster and Risa. Suddenly the videos did not meet the deadline. Talk to them perhaps they have other motives,” he said.
‘It’s their mistake not us.”
The category is contested by: Khuli Chana – One Source, Miss Pru – Ameni and Reason ft AKA & Khuli Chana – Yipikayay.
“The SAMA prides itself with a rich history of accountability and credibility. Our legitimacy is in our checks and balances including public involvement and how swiftly we act,” says Advocate Nhlanhla Sibisi, CEO RiSA.
So the blaming game begins, so does the controversy…
Nasty C’s tally of nominations goes down to five, making fellow rapper Kwesta the most nominated artist of the awards with his six nods.
The awards ceremony is scheduled for May 27 Sun City, North West.