Enoo Napa Talks About His First-Ever South African Music Awards Nomination
As the 24th Annual South African Music Awards approaches, our House The SAMAs series continues as we unconventionally explore the aforementioned music award show as well as the impact and relevance of its nomination.
With that in mind, this time around we had a brief conversation with South African (fast-rising) record producer, remixer, and disc jockey Enoo Napa, about his first ever SAMA nomination for ‘Remix of the Year’.
It is particularly his fist pumping remix of South Africa-based singer, songwriter Jackie Queens & Venei Grette’s “Mwanangu” that earned him a solid nod at this forthcoming auspicious occasion.
Congratulations, Enoo! How do you feel about being nominated for a South African Music Award?
It’s overwhelming. I was taken by surprise, as hopeful as I was after the submission and also being on the shortlist, when it came, be it at the disqualification of another song, it’s well deserved. I’m excited.
Can you list two common misconceptions about the nomination process and reasons why you would say they are wrong?
Tell you what: I don’t know much to say that this is wrong and this should be changed. I mean, we are on the 24th edition of these prestigious awards, positive they have been getting right all this time.
Do you personally believe that you deserve to win in this category? Why?
Every nominee deserves to win and I feel I stand a good shot as every other remixer that’s put out on that list.
Since there can only be one winner in each category – if, for any reason, you do not win, what kind of overall impact would you like this nomination to have on your career?
I am a positive person, always. If I do not win, I’ll take the nomination as an achievement and hopefully this will be the 1st of many to come. I can only hope. [Hahaha]
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Lastly, finish this sentence: South African Music Awards matter because…
We need to reward those who continue to put out such amazing art and music. It’s only fair that the artists get the recognition and acknowledgement they fully deserve.
You can listen to a sneaky preview of Enoo Napa’s remix of “Mwanangu” by Jackie Queens and Venei Grette below and do let us know what you think about it in the comment section further down below.