METRO FM, the South African Broadcasting Corporation’s biggest commercial radio station, is gearing up for the most anticipated awards show of the year.
The 16th METRO FM Music Awards, in partnership with the City of Durban (EThekwini Municipality) and the Kwa-Zulu Natal provincial government, will once again take place at the ICC in Durban on Saturday, 25 February 2017. Ticket sales are fast selling out with general tickets going for R750 and Golden Circle selling at R850.
METRO FM in the lead-up to the award will be holding exciting activations to create hype and excitement. These are the following events:
Wednesday 22 February 2017 – METRO FM Music Workshop – Tate’s Kasi Grill
The MMA Music Workshop which is free and open to the public, will be taking place at Tate’s Kasi Grill in Clermont, is about awarding music excellence according to the voting public of South Africa, and to empower the next generation of musicians in South Africa, the music workshop seeks to educate up and coming musicians amongst other things about:
The business of music
Different music organisations (SAMRO, RISA etc.) and how they can benefit them
Submissions of music to radio stations & record labels
Packaging of music
Technicalities of music i.e. sampling
Contracts and how they work
Longevity in the music industry
Taking ones art seriously
Last year saw the success of Yung Royalz who were selected as one of the groups that showed potential during the METRO FM Awards workshop with KZN upcoming artists. The group has since been play-listed on stations such as METRO FM, Ukhozi FM and Umhlobo Wenene amongst others. They have released a music video that is on high rotation with MTV Base. They are also on the Top 40/30 on various radio stations including YFM.
Friday 24 February 2017 – Pre-Parties
Strictly by invite, this event will target those who love fashion and the finer things in life.
This activation will target the Kwaito and house music lovers. It will profile Eyadini and Umlazi on radio through promos promoting the event, interviews on the day and television broadcast. Live SABC 1 music programme LIVEAMP, will broadcast live from the venue.
The line-up at Eyadini is as follows:
Nasty C (Not confirmed)
Doors Open @ 12:00 Until late.
Tickets are @ COMPUTICKET for the public at R100 General Access & R200 VIP.
Sunday 26 February 2017
MMA16 WRAP UP PARTY
To close off the 16th Metro FM Music Awards weekend soulfully, a wrap-up party will be held at Maxi’s lifestyle in Umlazi. Guests can enjoy the township lifestyle while listening to their favourite tunes with, some of METRO FM DJ’s such as Amon Mokoena, Sentle, Wilson B Nkosi and Nothemba Madumo.
Tickets will be sold at the gate and prices are as follows:
VIP starts from R350.00
General starts from R150.00
Metro FM Dj’s
SPHEctacula & DJ Naves
Durban’s Finest Mngadi
Babes Wodumo Twitty
Dr Malinga Vuuh
Nasty C Rocksilver
Amanda Black Lee
Jezel Brothers Mfistoz
Big Nuz stera
Kwesta Nash Mann
Bongs Smokie & Luso
Junior De Rocka
METRO FM once again thanks its sponsors KZN provincial government, EThekwini Municipality, BP, AUDI, AFRICAN BANK, CAIVIL, SA EXPRESS and SABC1 for being part of the 16th edition of the METRO FM Music Awards.