Nasty C in the Don't Do It music video. (Screengrab: Nasty C/YouTube)
Cape Town – The organisers of the South African Music Awards (Samas) on Tuesday night announced that two of Nasty C’s music videos have been disqualified.
"Our investigations revealed that the videos were submitted for entry on 24 January 2017. We have further determined that the videos were not aired before the closing date of the entries of 31 January 2017 as required by the rules," the Samas revealed in in a press statement.
The organisers added: "We have always trusted that all music videos submitted for this category to us have already been aired by broadcasters during the specified entry period of the Samas entries .
"This case has proven us wrong and we accept full responsibility for our oversight to further verify whether the music videos submitted for this category were in fact aired during the relevant Samas entry period."
The two music videos are automatically disqualified because they do not meet the criteria for Best Music Video Category. Replacement nominees will be announced soon.
Nhlanhla Sibisi, CEO of RiSA commented: "The Samas prides itself with a rich history of accountability and credibility. Our legitimacy is in our checks and balances including public involvement and how swiftly we act."
Nasty C’s tally of nominations goes down to five, making fellow rapper Kwesta the most nominated artist of Samas 2017 with his six nods.