The SAMA25 hosts have been announced! The ceremony take place this weekend at Sun City in North West Province.
In celebration of a milestone anniversary, SAMA25 will go back into time to bring some of the biggest names that defined an era in the entertainment space. This will be done side by side with the songs that became anthems these stars dictated the terms in popular culture.
More info about the SAMA 25 hosts
Bob Mabena teams up with Melanie Bala. They will recreate the magic and rapport that made them a formidable 1990s TV couple. They presented Studio Mix, a hugely popular music show on SABC1. This show built careers and fuelled hits into national prominence. Mabena is currently the breakfast host on Power FM and the station manager, while Bala is on Metro FM as a newsreader.
Lesedi FM host Twasa Seoke joins forces with popular hip-hop star Khuli Chana to relive the moments that made the 2000s such a vibrant period in local music. Twasa is an award winning presenter and sought after MC while Khuli is one of the pioneers of Motswako rap emerging from the streets of Mahikeng, North West.
Comedian Mpho Popps and actress Nomzamo Mbatha hook up to present the period after 2010 to current. Mpho is one of the new shining stars on the comedy stage. He presented the first night of SAMA24. This earned him lots of praise. Now he returns to be on the broadcast awards edition of SAMA25.
Nomzamo has set herself apart from her peers with her talent, looks and philanthropy work. She is a Goodwill Ambassador for the UNHCR and one of the most followed local celebrities on social media.
Hulisani Ravele (the 94.7 weekend breakfast host) will hold it down alone on Friday. This first night of SAMA25 will not be broadcast live on television.
Like sand through the hour glass, so are the days of the SAMA25. Viewers are in for a night of nostalgia, joyous reunions and euphoria on SA music’s biggest night. This will be thanks to the glorious SAMA25 hosts.
RiSA CEO Nhlanhla Sibisi comments:
“We couldn’t have thought of a better way to mark this huge milestone than turning to the stars that contributed so much to popular culture, for which music is a big component, if not the main driver. These names are synonymous with cool and we are honoured to have them grace this big stage and we have every faith in them that they will engender a spirit of celebration and recognition at South Africa’s biggest music award ceremony.”
The SAMA25 presenters will add the necessary vibrant dimension to the occasion.
The North West Department of Culture, Arts and Traditional Affairs (CATA) said: “As sponsors, we regard SAMA25 as a major event that marks an important milestone in our recent showbiz history,’’ a Departmental spokesperson said. ‘’We are excited by the choice of presenters who will take us through a night of great memories. We will all definitely have a fun time in the North West.’’
All eyes will be fixed on Sun City this weekend for a memorable night of delightful celebration, surprises and entertainment. SAMA25 takes place on May 31 and June 1 in Sun City, North West province. It will be broadcast live on June 1 on SABC1 at 8pm. Tickets to the show are available via Ticket Pro for R415.
Which of these SAMA25 hosts are you looking forward to see this weekend? Leave a comment below and let us know.
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