US pop star Christina Aguilera to headline the 2nd annual South African of the Year (SATY 2015) Awards. The pop star, who scooped her fifth Grammy in February this year for the song “Say Something”, will perform at the event along with fellow US singer Jason Derulo and a host of local artists including AKA, The Soil and ChianoSky.
Last year the inaugural awards ceremony was hosted by Bonang Matheba and the international headline act was former member of the Pussycat Dolls and pop star Nicole Scherzinger.
“While we are celebrating all things South African, our intention is, at the same time, to market the country and showcase the wide array of talented, innovative, industrious, high-achieving and successful people in our land and within all spheres. This is why, strategically, we secure major international acts each year” says Editor-in-Chief for ANN7 and SATY 2015 organiser, Moegsien Williams. He says Aguilera is one of the world’s leading recording artists as well as a role model given her numerous charitable endeavours.
Christina Aguilera is 34, and she rose to prominence when her debut single, “Genie In A Bottle”, became a worldwide hit in 1999. Since then she has performed around the globe and churned out hits such as “What A Girl Wants”, “Dirrty”, “Ain’t No Other Man” and “Beautiful”, among others. She has also won a slew of prestigious awards.
In the run up to SATY 2015, ANN7 is screening the show, “I am South African”, which airs Monday to Saturday at 6pm. With 83 episodes commissioned, it celebrates South Africa’s leading artists, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, politicians and athletes. It is hosted by model, TV presenter and actor, Masego “Maps” Maponyane, and can be seen on ANN7.
All those nominated in each category are voted for by the public.
Tickets for SATY 2015 will soon be available on Ticketpro.
- Press Release