Samas winners lastly get their awards delivered almost a month after the ceremony

Okay.O, who gained the SAMRO Highest Airplay Composer Award and the CAPASSO Most Streamed Tune Award, lately launched his retailer in Rosebank.

This 12 months’s winners on the South African Music Awards (Samas) have lastly acquired their accolades – a month after the glitzy occasion came about.

“Thanks to all of the folks that contributed to this monumental second, [Young] Stunna, Blxckie…thanks to Capasso thanks to Samro for these two trophies. Legacy, historical past, information damaged, it’s loopy [that] your boy remains to be out right here doing large issues,” mentioned Okay.O in his acceptance speech on social media.

The Samas spokesperson and former journalist Lesley Mofokeng mentioned the delay was not out of the extraordinary as it’s a part of the awards course of to ship them after the ceremony.

“The trophies are engraved after the Samas ceremony after which despatched out to the winners, this has all the time been the follow,” mentioned Mofokeng.

Okay.O’s Sete gained the Samro Highest Airplay Composer Award and the CAPASSO for Most Streamed Tune Award.

The CAPASSO is the Composers, Authors and Publishers Affiliation and Samro refers to Southern African Music Rights Organisation.  The Samro Highest Airplay Composer Award is given to the composer who achieves the very best airplay on native broadcast platforms resembling tv and radio.   

“Samro congratulates the trio that scooped the accolade for his or her single Sete, a observe from Okay.O’s fourth studio album SR3, which was launched in September 2022 and acquired crucial acclaim from followers, which propelled the tune to the highest honour of receiving the Highest Airplay,” learn an announcement from Samro.

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Samas winner Okay.O’s SWave

The rapper whose actual identify is Ntokozo Mdluli opened what he describes as a “multi-purpose retail retailer” in Rosebank earlier this month to the help of business followers.

“We now at Swave, my new retailer, be sure to pull up for some ice-cream, smoothies and drip in fact,” mentioned the Samas winner Okay.O on the tail-end of his acceptance speech. The shop provides providers in sneaker cleansing, a juice bar cocktail, attire and luxurious SWave ice cream.

The launch which came about on Aids day was attended by the likes of fellow rappers Stogie T, L-Tido and DA L.E.S.

Metro FM on-air persona Tbo Contact went to buy a number of gadgets on the second day after the shop was formally opened.

“[I] was the primary buyer within the morning to hit the shop on Keys Ave Rosebank. We’re tradition [and] nothing grows with out one another’s help. Okay.O  good assortment Sir,” mentioned Contact after his go to.

It has been a considerably profitable 12 months for the rapper who hails from Mpumalanga. He was probably the most nominated artist at this 12 months’s Metro FM Awards although he didn’t win, whereas the awards came about in his dwelling province, the Samas winner was within the UK on tour.

He was additionally recognised by TV channel BET, with a few nominations within the Hip Hop Awards and the channel’s essential class.

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