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SAMA28: First-ever Viral Song of the Year nominees announced

11/08/2022

SAMA28: First-ever Viral Song of the Year nominees announcedThe likes of Costa Titch, Major League DJz and Nomfundo Moh have been nominated for the TikTok Viral Song of the Year award at the SAMAs.

by Naledi de Wee

11-08-2022 18:08

in Music

Nomfundo Moh's single Phakade Lam' has been nominated for the TikTok Viral Song of the Year. Image via Twitter @SAfmRadio

In hopes to inspire creativity in Mzansi, TikTok and the 28th South African Music Awards (SAMAs) have announced the nominees for the first-ever TikTok Viral Song of the Year category. The award recognises and celebrates local songs and artists that have dominated South Africa.

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TIKTOK AND SAMAS ANNOUNCE TIKTOK VIRAL SONG OF THE YEAR NOMINEES In the past year, several tracks have been used several times on TikTok before making their debut on the South African music charts. Voting for the TikTok Viral Song of the Year Award at the SAMAs will take place on the TikTok app and the winner will be announced at the awards on 28 August.

Music is a special part of TikTok's creative DNA and we have seen that songs going viral on the platforms generally do well on streaming services such as well, said Yuvir Pillay, TikTok's Music Operations Lead for SSA.

This plays an important role in the recognition of songs and artists and influences other areas such as nominations, chart ranking and sales. We are honoured to have joined forces with an event like the SAMAs that boast the finest local music talent and contributes to the growth of the music industry.

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WHO ARE THE NOMINEES? Take a look at the 10 nominees for the TikTok Viral Song of the Year

9lumba, Toss and Mdoovar: uMlando

DJ Karri: Trigger

Daliwonga featuring Mellow & Sleazy and MJ: Abo Mvelo

Thozi featuring Khanyisa, Sphokuhla and PD Jokes: Sisonke

Ch'cco, Mellow and Sleazy: Nkao Tempela

Major League DJz, Nvcho and Mathandos: Bakwa Lah

Nomfundo Moh: Phakade Lami

DJ Maphorisa and Tyler ICU featuring Daliwonga: Banyana

Young Stunna featuring Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa: Adiwele

Costa Titch: Big Flexa

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NANDI MADIDA TO HOST THE SAMAS Singer and media personality Nandi Madida has been announced as the first host for the 28th annual SAMAs. In a statement, Madida expressed her excitement about hosting the awards show.

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I am humbled to have been trusted with this honour and look forward to bringing unforgettable moments to the #SAMA28 stage alongside my co-hosts, she said.

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