The first ever Platinum Music Awards (Plamas) are scheduled to take place in the first quarter of 2021.
The awards are aimed at celebrating excellence in music by artists, musicians and producers who were born, raised or are residents of the North West province.
The organisers, KST Multimedia, have made a call for entries to be submitted since December 2020. These will be considered by a panel of music, art and culture experts who will vet and shortlist the finalists. The winners will be decided by a public vote.
Some 19 categories including Best Dance Album, Best African Pop Album, Best Traditional Album, Best Afrikaans Album, Best Traditional Faith Album, Best Jazz Album, Best R&B/Soul/Reggae Album and Best Rap Album are open for competition. In addition Song of the Year, Best Album, Best Female Artist, Best Male Artist, Best Newcomer and Best Duo/Group will be awarded.
Commented spokesperson, Sanele Makinane of KST Multimedia: “We are delighted to announce the Plamas. We have assembled a team of competent individuals to ensure that we deliver a world class experience that the North West people will be proud of. We make the call to have our musicians enter their music and stand a chance to be nominated for these prestigious awards. More information will be released in due course.”