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Sands and Mobi Dixon disqualified from SAMAs 2018

Mobi Dixon SAMA 2018

The South African Music Awards (SAMA) said on Friday that they had disqualified Sands and Mobi Dixon from receiving SAMA Awards.

The Recording Industry of South Africa (Risa) said Tigi by Sands which was nominated in the Record of the Year category and Lake by the Ocean by Mobi Dixon which was up for Best Remix have been struck off the nominees list.

The statement issued by the SAMA said “Sands is a citizen of eSwatini (formerly Swaziland) and as such is excluded from being considered for a SAMA in the Record of the Year category. Mobi Dixon’s Lake by the Ocean is a remix of an international song which is in contravention of the SAMA rules.”

Dixon has been replcaed by Mwanagu by Jackie Queens and VeneiGrette remixed by Enoo Napa while Tigi by Sands has been replaced by Love Me In The Dark by Sketchy Bongo featuring Kaien Cruz.

“RiSA and SAMA are currently doing investigations into how these breaches were not picked up during the vetting process. After the investigation has been completed, appropriate remedial action will be taken,” the statement concluded.

RiSA and SAMA are currently doing investigations into how these breaches were not picked up during the vetting process. After the investigation has been completed, appropriate remedial action will be taken.

The Samas 2018 award ceremony takes place in Sun City on 2 June.

Source: eNCA

 

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