The SA Music Awards (SAMAs) have responded to Cassper Nyovest after he claimed that their organisations is corrupt.
In a statement sent to TshisaLIVE, Samas spokesperson Lesley Mofokeng slammed Cassper’s claims.
“Our judging systems have proven to be resilient and with integrity. Our judges are independent and their identity is kept anonymous until the end of the awards,” Lesley responded.
Speaking on the relevance of the social calendar event and its significance to the SA music industry, Lesley said that contrary to Cassper’s beliefs, the Samas had seen a “consistent and sustained rise in entries”.
“Recording companies and musicians who are affiliated to RiSA subscribed to a code of conduct that clearly prohibits any corrupt activities and we urge whoever has evidence of corruption in the Samas to come forward and present it.”
Couple days ago, Cassper Nyovest called out Samas for being irrelevant which affect their credibility from local artists.
The rapper said the award lose credibility from artists due to tribalism, corruption and cheating within the organisation.
This is not the first time for Cassper to slam the award event. His fans and some artists also expressed their doubt to the organisation.
Cassper has been feuding with the awards authority since he was snubbed for song of the year in 2015. His submission of the track Doc Shebeleza did not even earn him a nomination.