Sun-EL Musician And EL-World Music Dominate In SAMA Nominations

Influential South African artist, multi-award-winning producer, Sun-EL Musician, and his homegrown label, EL-World Music, have received a phenomenal 12 combined nominations across a vast array of categories at the 27th edition of the SAMAs (South African Music Awards). Sun-EL Musician was nominated for multiple categories (x6) not only in his capacity as an artist but as a producer and co-director of his one-of-a-kind virtual concert in conjunction with artist services company Platoon and entertainment agency Anything Goes. To The World And Beyond was a first-of-its-kind Afro-futuristic digital showcase and visual album formed of his highly acclaimed project of the same name. Watch here.

“So many hands and hearts went into bringing all these nominated projects into life. Together we truly have achieved so much! Ngiyabonga”, expresses Sun-EL Musician.


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Home to some of the most talented artists emerging from South Africa right now, EL-World Music was instrumental in introducing Azana and her debut album Ingoma to a global audience, resulting in four SAMA nominations, making her one of the highest nominated females at this year’s awards.

Full EL-World Music Nominations:

Sun-EL Musician: Male Artist of the Year

Sun-EL Musician: To the World and Beyond – Best Dance Album

Sun-EL Musician ft. Msaki – Ubomi Abumanga: Record of the Year 

Sun-EL Musician – Bongeziwe Mabandla’s Salanabani (Sun-EL Musician & Claudio x Kenza Remix): Best Remix of the Year

Sun-EL Musician A journey to the World and Beyond: Best Live Audio Visual Recording

Sun-EL Musician for his role on Tugela Fairy: Made of Stars by Simmy – Sun-El Musician, Claudio Wayde, Da Capo, Mpho Mohlolong: Best Produced Album

Azana: Ingoma – Best Afro-Pop Album 

Azana: Newcomer of the Year 

Azana: Your Love – Record of the Year

Azana: Your Love – Music Video of the Year

Simmy: Tugela Fairy: Made Of Stars – Best Afro-Pop Album

Simmy ft Sino Msolo: Ngihamba Nawe – Record of the Year

Fans of Sun-EL Musician, Azana and Simmy can vote for them in the ‘Record of the Year’ and ‘Music Video of the Year’ categories: 

**Voting details**

Sun-EL Musician and Msaki’s “uBomi Abumanga” – became the hopeful anthem of lockdown last year offering fans solace with the promise that life has not stopped is up for Record of the Year.


VOTE: Dial *120*49495#, select 1 for Record of the Year and select 7 to vote for uBombi Abumanga

Azana’s “Your Love” – the poignant and heartwarming track is up for Record of the Year as well as Music Video of the Year.



VOTE: Dial *120*49495#, select 1 for Record of the Year and select 20 to vote for Your Love / Dial *120*49495#, select 2 for Music Video of the Year and select 19 to vote for Your Love

Simmy and Sino Msolo’s “Ngihamba Nawe” – the soulful track is up for Record of the Year.


VOTE: Dial *120*49495#, select 1 for Record of the Year and select 15 to vote for Ngihamba Nawe

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