Halala! Lawrence Maleka Returns As Host Of #SAMA28

He will co-host alongside Nandi Madida

By  | Aug 18, 2022, 09:06 PM  | Top of the

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The South African Music Awards (SAMA) have announced that The River actor Lawrence Maleka will return as #SAMA28 host alongside Nandi Madida.

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Maleka is well known for his impeccable hosting skills and he has hosted numerous awards ceremonies and shows, hence it is no doubt that he will leave viewers glued to their small screens.

The much anticipated awards will be held in Sun City on 28 August 2022 and broadcast live on SABC1.
Lawrence, may have gained prominence for his role as Zolani on soapie The River, but it is his stellar hosting skills that have gained him reverence. He has previously hosted Big Brother Africa and #SAMA27 with Bontle Modiselle Moloi in 2021.
In a press release Maleka said he is privileged to host the awards again “I am again honoured to have received the call to host the country’s most prestigious awards show. I am excited about the calibre of artists that will be celebrated across 30 categories, the phenomenal performers that will ignite the stage and the magic Nandi Madida and I will create on stage. It’s going to be a memorable iteration of the South African Music Awards.”
RiSA CEO Nhlanhla Sibisi said: “Lawrence Maleka is a natural fit for the SAMAs. He brings the type of energy, professionalism and personality that resonates well with audiences. As a previous host, we know what he is capable of, and we are all looking forward to seeing him and Nandi Madida make #SAMA28 magic. We also encourage the public to get their tickets via www.ticketpros.co.za at R395 for gallery seats, R795 for VIP seats and R495 for VIP After-Party tickets.”

Actress and SAMA award-winner Nandi Madida was recently announced as one of the SAMA28 host and she is elated. "When I accepted my first SAMA in 2020 for my collaboration with K.O, Say U Will, I would not have imagined that I would be hosting just two years later. I am humbled to have been trusted with this honour and look forward to bringing unforgettable moments to the #SAMA28 stage alongside my co-hosts.”

RiSA CEO Nhlanhla Sibisi said: “With just under two weeks until the main event, we are working tirelessly to put together a world class celebration of musical excellence during Women’s Month. We are particularly excited that the charismatic Nandi Madida heeded our call to host #SAMA28; she is an example of the bold, compelling, and immensely talented women we wish to acknowledge, uplift, and empower. We hope that fans are buying their tickets so they can join us for this spectacular calendar event.”

Congratulations to the pair.

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