Even before takeoff, the South Africa Amapiano Music Awards appears to have been shot in the feet, with a recent legal case urging the organizers of the awards to cease and desist, as well as take down all social media posts relating to the awards.
Another company, through its lawyers, is claiming that the concept was stolen from them, and has just served court papers to the organizers of the awards, warning them not to go ahead with it.
Prior to the release of the cease and desist letter, the South Africa Amapiano Music Awards had announced a list of nominees, which included the likes of Focalistic, Kabza De Small, and DJ Maphorisa. See the letter below.
By the way, when the award was announced, many had welcomed it, but one of the Piano kings DJ Maphorisa had questioned it, wondering who the organizers were. Looks like that little detail is about to unravel following the court case.
It remains to be seen what the outcome of the case will be, and if the current organizers of the award will get a favourable verdict. You may want to stay tuned for updates
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