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24 FEBRUARY 2021 – 25 APRIL 2021

SAPMA CELEBRATING A DECADE OF GREAT AND POPULAR MUSIC!

The South African Popular Music Awards (SAPMAs) also known as #Popular is one of the biggest awards in South Africa, aimed at developing and preserving the South African culture and heritage through celebrating the excellence of our music language, creativity and talent in the music sector.

The SAPMAs were established in October 2020 to create an inclusive platform to acknowledge, celebrate, empower and develop talent in the music industry.

For centuries our ancestors used music as a communication tool and to date it is still a big and important part of our DNA. Music is one powerful weapon and a universal language that unites, heals and builds societies.

In an unprecedented manner, the inaugural awards ceremony will look into a decade of #popular and great music.

#popular #sapmas #decade #arena

SAPMA Rules & Submission Eligibility InformationSUBMIT YOUR ENTRY

SAPMA Categories 2021

SPECIAL AWARDS

SAPMA Chairman’s Award 
SAPMA Social Leadership Award
SAPMA Lifetime Achievement Award
SAPMA Special Legend Award
Best SAPMA Gospel Radio Show
Best SAPMA Traditional Music Radio Show  

CATEGORIES TO BE VOTED FOR BY THE PUBLIC:

Best SAPMA Popular Afro Song of the Decade
Best SAPMA Popular Gospel Song of the Decade
Best SAPMA Popular Maskandi/Mbaqanga Song of the Decade
Best SAPMA Hip Hop Artist of the Decade
Best SAPMA Popular Dance Song of the Decade

Submit Your Entry Here

AFRO CATEGORIES 

  • Best SAPMA Artist of the Decade
  • Best  SAPMA Album of the Decade 
  • Best SAPMA Afro Duo/ Group of the Decade
  • Best SAPMA Popular Afro Song of the Decade

SAPMA HIP HOP CATEGORIES

  • Best SAPMA Hip Hop Artist of the Decade
  • Best SAPMA Female Hip Hop Artist of the Decade
  • Best SAPMA Hip Hop Artist of the Decade 
  • Best SAPMA Popular Hip Hop Song of the Decade

SAPMA MBAQANGA/MASKANDI CATEGORIES

  • Best SAPMA Artist of the Decade
  • Best SAPMA Female Artist of the Decade
  • Best SAPMA Male Artist of the Decade 
  • Best SAPMA Popular Maskandi/Mbaqanga Song of the Decade

SAPMA KWAITO/GQOM/AMAPIANO CATEGORIES

  • Best SAPMA Male Artist of the Decade
  • Best SAPMA Female Artist of the Decade
  • Best SAPMA Collaboration of the Decade
  • Best SAPMA Popular Dance Song of the Decade

SAPMA GOSPEL CATEGORIES

  • Best SAPMA Gospel Artist of the Decade
  • Best SAPMA Female Gospel Artist of the Decade
  • Best SAPMA Male Gospel Artist of the Decade
  • Best SAPMA Popular Gospel Song of the Decade