DETAILS: Mamelodi Sundowns 50th anniversary song challenge


Mamelodi Sundowns have today announced the “Mamelodi Sundowns 50 Year Anniversary Most Popular Songs Challenge” which will be launched in June 2020.

In terms of the Challenge, participants will be able to compose and produce songs in the 11 official languages of South Africa and the public will be able to vote for their favourite songs.

The winning composers and producers will receive R20 000 in cash at the end of every month.

The highlight of the Mamelodi Sundowns 50 Year Anniversary Most Popular Songs Challenge, will be the prize money for the 7 most popular songs, as voted for by the public throughout the year which will be awarded at the Mamelodi Sundowns 50 Year Anniversary Banquetto be held in December 2020.

The prize money for the 7 most popular songs is as follows:

  • 1st Prize – R700 000
  • 2nd Prize – R400 000
  • 3rd Prize – R300 000
  • 4th Prize – R250 000
  • 5th Prize – R200 000
  • 6th Prize – R150 000
  • 7th Prize – R100 000

‘The Brazilians’ will release more details in the coming weeks…

The President of Mamelodi Sundowns, Dr Patrice Motsepe said: “The Mamelodi Sundowns 50 Year Anniversary Most Popular Songs Challengeenables us to continue promoting and supporting football and music, and what is exciting about this Challengeis that it also specifically promotes African traditional and cultural music.”

The concept is designed on “reality show-type format” wherein individuals register and participate in a national singing competition. Participants will have to provide some basic details, followed by the recording of a unique song.

SABC Radio and TV as well as MTN have been identified as partners.

“MTN has a long-standing relationship with Sundowns and we are delighted to be the technology partner for the Mamelodi Sundowns 50 Year Anniversary Most Popular Songs Challenge. MTN helps connect our customers to the people and things they love and we know that football remains a passion for so many across the nation. The legacy of Sundowns weaves a rich colour into the history of South African football and we are excited to be part of this Challenge that will encourage creativity and a sense of fun from South Africans as we continue to fight this pandemic, together,” said Godfrey Motsa, CEO of MTN SA.

“We hope friends and families will have lots of fun developing their songs and we look forward to providing the platforms on which they will be showcased,” said Motsa.

By Tiyani wa ka Mabasa

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