SAMA 23: Once Again, Cassper Snubs The South African Music Awards

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Rapper Cassper Nyovest has once again snubbed the South African Music Awards (SAMA 23) as it appears he did not enter his music for consideration.

Just like last year, the rapper apparently decided not to bring forth his music for consideration at the annual awards event which comes up next month.

The nominees for SAMA 2017 (SAMA 23) were announced in Johannesburg on Thursday evening, but Cassper was a no-show on the list and his fans did not like it.

As a result, they have since inundated social media with questions on why Cassper had not appeared on the list of nominees.

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Meanwhile, Cassper’s manager, Tlee Mmolawa confirmed that the rapper did not submit his music. Apparently, he did it for the same reason he did not enter the competition last year.

Taking to social media last year, Cassper threw shades at the awards, saying that he would not enter his work for consideration anymore because he “did not rate” the event.



“I don’t want to win a SAMA anymore. I’m good without them,” he said on social media at the time. Surely, he wasn’t kidding.

Notwithstanding his refusal to be a part of it, three songs featuring Cassper appeared on list. They include his collaboration with rapper Kwesta; another collaboration with Major League and a Coke Studio production.

Besides, Publicist for the SAMAs, Hloni Modise, emphasised that there’s no beef between the organisers of the show and the rapper.

“What is misunderstood as ‘beef’ is not with the SAMAs. Rather, the incident that has happened in the past was over some of the rules that the rapper did not agree with. The SAMAs exist to celebrate music,” she said.

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In other words, his no-show on the list of nominees for this year’s South Africa Music Awards is his personal decision.