The news you need to know today: your SAMA nominees revealed, a touching Moonlight tribute and more from the Kardashian-Jenner clan.
Your SAMA Nominees revealed
South Africa’s biggest music awards show has just released the list of nominees for its 23rd edition. This year, it seems that new artists are showing up strong, dominating the list across a number of categories.
Young rapper Nasty C leads the pack with 6 nominations for his album Bad Hair Extensions, including Best Newcomer of the Year, Best Male Artist of the Year, Best Album of the Year and Best Rap Album. His music videos for Don’t Do it and Good Girls have also both been nominated in the category of Best Music Video of the Year.
"How many times did Nasty C get nominated for the SAMAS?" pic.twitter.com/TH8BFc1oBe
— Dark Ugly & Insecure (@TTYesterday) April 21, 2017
Riding on his own wave of success, including an epic viral freestyle performance on Sway in the Morning in the US, Kwesta has bagged 5 nominations. Up and coming superstar singer Amanda Black received her own four nominations for her album Amazulu, while Babes Wodumo boasts a cool three for Gqom Queen Vol. 1.
The SAMAs will be held at the Sun City Superbowl on 27 May.
See a full list of the nominees, here.
Miami street to be named after Moonlight
In a beautiful tribute to the Oscars Best Picture winner, the city of Miami will be renaming a prominent street after Moonlight. Moonlight Way, as it will be named, is located in Liberty City, an impoverished neighbourhood on the outskirts of Miami where the film takes place.
Commissioner Audrey Edmonson, a representative of the City of Miami who is sponsoring the street name, believes that the film accurately portrays the realities of growing up in the inner city. “This goes out to children still living here in the inner city that are told they’ll never amount to anything. It shows that it doesn’t matter how you were raised or where you grew up; you can still turn out to be someone.”
The Kardashian-Jenner clan are not happy about Caitlyn Jenner’s memoir
It seems we can’t go a single day without news of the Kardashian-Jenner clan. This time, Kris Jenner is reportedly furious with Caitlyn Jenner for the way she is portrayed in her ex-husband’s tell-all memoir, The Secrets of My Life. And it hasn’t even been published yet.
In a teaser clip for the latest episode of the famous family’s reality TV show, Kris reveals how angry and disappointed she is at being portrayed as a villain , saying about the book, “”Everything she says is all made up. Why does everything have to be that Kris is such a bitch and an asshole?”
Apparently this is all too much for Kris who is now officially “done” with Caitlyn.
Watch the clip below: