Premier Soccer League giants Sundowns in partnership with the Mamelodi Sundowns Foundation announced the ‘Mamelodi Sundowns 50 Year Anniversary Most Popular Songs Challenge’ which will be launched in June 2020 on Thursday afternoon in a press conference.
The Tshwane outfit is calling out all football supporters to participate in composing and producing songs in the 11 South African official languages and the winning composer and producer will receive R 20 000 in cash at the end of every month.
The Prize money will be given to seven most voted popular songs which will be awarded at the Mamelodi Sundowns 50 Year Anniversary Banquet which will be held in December 2020.
The prize money for the seven 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 Mamelodi Sundowns 50 Year Anniversary Most Popular Songs Challenge enables us to continue promoting and supporting football and music, and what is exciting about this Challenge is that it also specifically promotes African traditional and cultural music,” said the president of the club Patrice Motsepe
The Challenge seeks to involve and encourage the youth who are currently lockdown at home while complying with the Covid-19 lockdown regulations to compose and produce songs on which the concept is designed on “reality show-type format” wherein individuals register to participate.
The CEO of MTN SA Godfrey Motsa, who was also at the press conference, revealed that they have partnered with the likes of SABC Radio and TV to assist Masandawana with the challenge.
“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,” said Motsa
“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,”
“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,” added Motsa.