The much-anticipated 2017 South African DJ Awards, an initiative to annually celebrate, recognize and reward local DJs scheduled to take place in a few days time has been postponed.
A press statement released by organisers on Wednesday confirmed that the event which is the first of its kind has been moved from December 23 to an unspecified date in 2018. The awards ceremony was scheduled to hold at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.
According to the statement on social media, the event had to be postponed as a result of the unavailability of most of the nominees in the different categories. Apparently, the organisers are trying to make it possible for winners to be physically available to accept the awards when the time comes.
“Due to the final RSVP’s received from SADJ Awards nominees, it is of great regret to announce that the 1st Annual South African DJ Awards will be postponed to 2018 (date to be confirmed).
This decision has been a result of low RSVP’s by our nominees, due to the fact that its the festive season and majority of them either have commitments or are booked all around South Africa or even abroad. How can such a prestigious event be hosted at the absence of the awardees. This is not the purpose and objective of any award ceremony.
Voting lines for the nominees are closed today, and all leading votes will still remain as the deciding factor of winners in each category. With the awards being postponed to 2018, no voting lines will be opened for the new proposed date.”
In other words, all winners are to be determined by the current existing votes. The statement also referred those who bought tickets to go to Ticket Pro for a refund.
Read the full statement below;
Categories include Best Hip Hop DJ, Best Gqom DJ, DJ Song Of The Year and a lot more.