Online commentators had pointed out that videos were not aired on national television before January 31, as per the competitions rules.
“Our investigations have revealed that the videos were submitted for entry on 24 January 2017. We have further determined that the videos were not flighted before the closing date of the entries of 31 January 2017 as required by the SAMA rules.
“In light of this, the two music videos are automatically disqualified because they do not meet the criteria for Best Music Video Category,” organisers said in a statement.
Nasty C ’s disqualification means Kwesta is now the most nominated artiste for the award with 6 nominations while Nasty C drops to 5.