This year, the 26th annual South African Music Awards are stepping away from the glitz and the glamour of the Sun City Superbowl and into the comfort of each and every viewer’s home as they announce that Dineo Langa and Donovan Goliath will host a five-night event celebrating the best South African music released in the past year.

Dineo is a talented and glamorous actress, singer and entrepreneur and is looking forward to stepping up as SAMA host. As a high profile actress she has been seen on South Africa’s most notable telenovelas and soapies. She was also a leading lady in the blockbuster ‘Mrs Right Guy’. With an ever growing career, she has proven time and time again why she is a dependable face to host events of such grand stature.

“When putting together a list of award shows one would like to host someday, the SAMAs are definitely at the top,” Dineo says. “It’s an incredible honour to be the SAMA26 host and a privilege to do so alongside the incomparable Donovan Goliath. I’m extremely excited to be a part of the SAMA and to experience the magic of new beginnings for South Africa’s top music awards show.”

Meanwhile, seasoned MC and comedian Goliath is excited about celebrating the magic that is South African music. Besides being a massive lover of music, he is an expert in delivering master classes on marketing, design and creativity. He shot to TV stardom as a host of ‘Real Goboza’ and is a part of the award winning entertainment brand GOLIATH AND GOLIATH. “When I tell you that this is the last thing I expected, especially at this time,” Donovan exclaims. ” I am so super excited to host this with Dineo, I respect her and I’ve always loved her energy. Let’s go.”

RiSA announced this month that the annual SAMA will stage its 26th edition over five nights, from 3 to 7 August 2020 at 21:30. In accordance with the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown and social distancing norms, the party has moved from the Sun City Superbowl to be streamed on the My Muze by Vodacom platform and broadcast on Mzansi Magic, DStv channel 161.

Under the theme #ForThaKultcha, five adrenaline filled yet bite-size 30 minute episodes with subthemes #ForThaRoots, #ForThaSoul, #ForThaStreets, #ForThaCraft culminating in #ForThaClub which will be a 45 minutes-long grand finale, will present a unique SAMA26 virtual experience.

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