It’s that time of the year again, to book flights, make accommodation requests (but by now it may be a bit late), purchase those items that you have been eyeing and make way up to the Durban, Kwa-ZuluNatal province for the 16th annual Metro FM Music Awards taking place at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Convention Centre on February 25.
The night will be filled with the who’s who of industry heavyweights, those who want to be seen and of course some a lot of high fashion hits and misses (there have been a few over the years).
Let’s not forget about the awards themselves though, the Metro FM Awards are seen as one of the most prestigious a musician can receive. Leading the Award nominations Amanda Black with 5 nominations, with Kwesta, Nasty C and Babes Wodumo, on heels with 4 nominations each. Last year Emtee and Fifi Cooper were the biggest winners, can record label Ambitiouz Entertainment do it again with Amanda Black?
No award’s show is complete without an after party, and there will definitely be a slew of them in Durban this weekend, so be sure to check them out.
Who do you think the big winners will be?
Below are the Nominations SONG OF THE YEAR Babes Wodumo – Wololo Musa ft Robbie Malinga – Mthande Kwesta — Ngudu Amanda Black — Amazulu Dr Malinga — Akulaleki Durban’s Finest feat. Professor — Umsindo Kind Monada — Ska Bora Moreki Nasty C — Hell Naw Lebo Sekgobela — Lion of Judah Black Motion — Imali Best top African pop albums Musa — Mr Serious Amanda Black — Amazulu Vusi Nova — Naninina Soul Kulture — Ngeliny’langa Sjava — Isina Muva Best top collaborations Ms Pru — Ameni Bucie — Rejoice DJ Speedsta — Mayo Kwesta — Mayibabo Best top 5 compilation albums DJ Tokzen — Mmthi’s Essential Sel 7 DJ Qness — Essential Selection DJ Fresh — Fresh House Flava Vol 9 Best top dance albums Babes Wodumo — Gqom Queen Vol 1 Dr Malinga — Goodwill Mobi Dixon — Live The Music Mpumi — The Birth Of Mpumi DJ Merlon — Original Copy Best top female albums Amanda Black — Amazulu Babes Wodumo — Gqom Queen Vol 1 Kelly Khumalo — My Truth Lebo Sekgobela — Restored Brenda Mntambo — So Much Love Best top group albums Jaziel Brothers — Out Of The Box The Soil — Echoes of Kofifi Soul Kulture — Ngeliny’langa Durban’s Finest — Reloaded Encore — Encore Best top hit single City Lyts — Vura Riky Rick — Sidlukotini AKA — One Time Ms Pru — Ameni DJ Speedsta — Mayo Best top hip hop Kwesta — Dakar A Reece — Paradise Anatii — Artifact Nasty C — Bad Hair Extension DJ Slique — Inayam Vol 1 Best top kwaito single Mshoza — Abantu Bam L’Vovo — Amatin Tin Vetkoek & Mahoota — Sohamba Ngo 7 Sosha — Good Times Best top male album Nasty C — Bad Hair Extensions Kwesta — Dakar Sjava — Isina Muva Mobi Dixon — Live The Music A Reece — Paradise Best top music video Du Boiz — Dope Dream Benchmarq — All On Me Khuli Chana — One Source Mafikizolo — Kucheza Anatii — Jump Best top new artists Babes Wodumo — Gqom Queen Nasty C — Bad Hair Extensions Amanda Black — Amazulu Sjava — Isina Muva Soul Kulture — Ngeliny’langa Best top urban gospel albums Dr Tumi — Love & Grace Lebo Sekgobela — Restored Joyous Celebration — Joyous Celebration 20 We Will Worship — Mmuso Khaya Mthethwa — The Dawn Best top urban jazz album Jimmy Dludlu — In The Groove Brenda Mntambo — So Much More Thandiswa — Belede Hugh Masekela — No Borders Henry Philemon — Man Of Defination Best top R&B single Amanda Black — Separate Floda — Decapitate Me Charlie Mindgames — As Long As You Zonke Funky — Lovin Joocy — Thathinhliziyo Best top remixes DJ Ganyani —Talk To Me Prince Kaybee —Don’t Give Up Thee Legacy —Wena Wedwa (Remix) Bob’ezy —Close To You Thee Legacy —S’thandwa Sami Remix One Africa Award Tekno Pana —(Nigeria) Vee Mampeezy — I Do (Botswana) Tiwa Savage — If I Start To Talk (Nigeria) Kommanda Obbs — Ke Tauwa (Lesotho) Patoranking — Kissing (Nigeria)