AKA has been nominated for the SAMA’s several times and has become a very notable name at the ceremony walking away a winner on occasions.
*The rapper’s label Universal recently attempted to enter his upcoming album, Touch My Blood into this years nominees for Album of the year.
*According to Sunday World, AKA’s album was rejected by The Recording Industry of South Africa on account of it being a late entry since they closed submissions in February.
*The RISA members denied the albums entry into this years SAMA’s saying that they would set a bad precedent for the award ceremony.
*This was also an attempt to fend off favoritism at the award ceremony and said that accepting Touch My Blood’s late entry would be taking it on preferential treatment.