Influential South African artist, multi-award-winning producer, Sun-EL Musician, and his homegrown label, EL-World Music, have received a phenomenal 12 combined nominations across a vast array of categories at the 27th edition of the SAMAs (South African Music Awards).
Sun-EL Musician was nominated for multiple categories (x6) not only in his capacity as an artist, but as a producer and co-director of his one-of-a-kind virtual concert in conjunction with artist services company Platoon and entertainment agency Anything Goes. To The World And Beyond was a first-of-its-kind Afro-futuristic digital showcase and visual album formed of his highly acclaimed project of the same name.
“So many hands and hearts went into bringing all these nominated projects into life. Together we truly have achieved so much! Ngiyabonga,” expresses Sun-EL Musician.
Home to some of the most talented artists emerging from South Africa right now, EL-World Music was instrumental in introducing Azana and her debut album Ingoma to a global audience, resulting in four SAMA nominations, making her one of the highest nominated females at this year’s awards.
Full EL-World Music Nominations:
Sun-EL Musician: Male Artist of the Year
Sun-EL Musician: To the World and Beyond – Best Dance Album
Sun-EL Musician ft. Msaki – Ubomi Abumanga: Record of the Year
Sun-EL Musician – Bongeziwe Mabandla’s Salanabani (Sun-EL Musician & Claudio x Kenza Remix): Best Remix of the Year
Sun-EL Musician A journey to the World and Beyond: Best Live Audio Visual Recording
Sun-EL Musician for his role on Tugela Fairy: Made of Stars by Simmy – Sun-El Musician, Claudio Wayde, Da Capo, Mpho Mohlolong: Best Produced Album
Azana: Ingoma – Best Afro-Pop Album
Azana: Newcomer of the Year
Azana: Your Love – Record of the Year
Azana: Your Love – Music Video of the Year
Simmy: Tugela Fairy: Made Of Stars – Best Afro-Pop Album
Simmy ft Sino Msolo: Ngihamba Nawe – Record of the Year