Because great coffee and great music go together in perfect harmony, Nescafé has been announced as the sponsor of the hotly contested Album of the Year category at the 22nd Annual South African Music Awards.
Johannesburg 25 May, Nescafé, has signed up as a champion of quality home-brewed sounds ahead of #SAMA22, which takes place at the Durban International Convention Centre on Saturday, 4 June 2016.
Celebrating piping-hot local music by a selection of dazzling newcomers as well as seasoned industry veterans, the Nescafé Album of the Year nominees are: Francois van Coke (Francois van Coke), Emtee (Avery), Nathi (Buyelekhaya), Tresor (VII) and Black Coffee (Pieces of Me).
The Album of the Year is regarded as one of the “top five” categories, and this year the contest is set to be as closely fought as ever during the 22nd Annual South African Music Awards.
“It All Starts With a Nescafé, and from great success with the Nescafé Red Mug Sessions, we’ve discovered the potential and talent of our local music industry. This year, we are proud sponsors of the biggest award of the SAMAs, the Album of the Year. This highly anticipated award is the culmination of hard work, long hours, and plenty of coffee.
We respect the hard work and inspiration that goes into creating a masterpiece; and we celebrate the dedication that’s gone into this year’s SAMA22 Album of the Year, and this year it will be served hot by Nescafé” Says Rudo Tsagae, Category Marketing Manager: Coffee, Nestle.
The awards ceremony will be broadcast live on SABC1 from 8pm on 4 June, and features an array of out-of-this-world performances by the leading lights of South African music. Tickets for the live show are available at Computicket, starting at R350.
The South African Music Awards are organised by the Recording Industry of South Africa (RiSA). The City of Durban is the hosting partner for the 22nd Annual South African Music Awards; the SABC is the official broadcast partner. The new SAMA 22 app is available to download for all Android devices via the Google Play Store and will soon be available on iOS.
Follow the South African Music Awards on the following digital platforms:
Apple Music: www.applemusic.com/SAMA22
South African Music Awards (www.facebook.com/SAMusicAwards)
YouTube channel: samusicawards (www.youtube.com/samusicawards)