Jah Prayzah and Oliver Mtukudzi nominated for South African Music Awards

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Award winning musicians Oliver Mtukudzi and Jah Prayzah have been nominated for the South African Music Awards (SAMA) in the Best African Artist category.

They will battle it out with Nigerian artist Patoraking, Botswana’s Vee Mampeezy and South Africa’s Vuyo Katsha. The 23rd edition of thee SAMAs will be held in Sun City, South Africa on May 27. South African rapper Nasty C leads with six nominations including Album of The Year and Rap Album of The Year. He is followed by fellow rapper Kwesta and singer Amanda Black who have five and four nominations each.

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Jah Prayzah, real name Mukudzeyi Mukombe, is a Zimbabwean contemporary musician and frontman for the band Third Generation. He is popularly referred to by fans and media as "Musoja", Shona for "the soldier", a name he earned mostly because of his signature band uniform of military regalia. He was born and raised in Murehwa, a small town about 95 km from Harare. Read More

Oliver Mtukudzi, also known as "Tuku" (short for Mtukudzi) is a singer-songwriter, actor, writer, film director and entrepreneur. With over 60 albums to his name, he is one of Zimbabwe's top musicians and lead of the band The Black Spirits. His sings a music genre known as Afro-Jazz. Mtukudzi's career spans decades, having started in 1975 when he did his debut single. Mtukudzi has his own music label 'Tuku Music' which is also the name of his apparel label. Mtukudzi was lead actor in the movies "Jit" and "Neria" released in the 90s. Mtukudzi wrote and directed the successful live musical production Was My Child. Mtukudzi is one of the few Zimbabweans whose music has international appeal. Read More

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