The public’s votes were unveiled as winners in 22 categories reigned supreme for the 16th METRO FM Music Awards last night.
Held at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli ICC and broadcast on South Africa’s biggest television channel, SABC 1, the world-class awards were hosted by Metro FM’s Ms Pearl Modiadie and Amon Mokoena.
The winners walked away with not only the sought after METRO FM Music Awards statuette, but also bagged R100, 000 each!
This year’s recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award are none other than the legendary Letta Mbuli and Caiphus Semenya. These advocates of song and revolution have over the decades not only served as the melodic instruments of entertainment but have immensely contributed to the shaping and growth of our local music industry. They have also on countless occasions flown the South African flag high on the international music stage. METRO FM salutes these legends for leading the way.
Ms Sibongile Mtyali, METRO FM Station Manager stated, “We are delighted with the outcome of this year’s spectacular offering of the awards. In essence, they continue to celebrate our diverse culture and unity that music brings to our society. The Metro FM Awards stimulate interest and celebrate music excellence and we are glad that as a station, we are a part of this developmental process. We would like to thank our partners and sponsors who have been with us from the beginning of this journey”.
“On behalf of SABC’s METRO FM, SABC 1, our partners and sponsors, we would like to congratulate all the winners from tonight as well as the artists who were nominated. We wish them well in their future endeavour as ‘WHAT’S NEXT IS ALL THAT MATTERS’ ” concluded Ms Mtyali.
The awards, voted by the public and audited were as follows:
Category Artist /Group
Best African Pop Album
Musa – Mr Serious
Best compilation album
Dj Qness – Essential Selection –
Best Dance Album
Mobi Dixon – Live The Music
4. Best Duo/Goup Album Durbans Finest – Reloaded
5. Female Album Kelly Khumalo – My Truth
6. Best Hip Hop Album Nasty C – Bad Hair Extension
7. Best Male Album Nasty C – Bad Hair Extensions
8. Best Urban Gospel Album Dr Tumi – Love & Grace
9. Best Urban Jazz Album Henry Philemon- Man Of Defination
10. Best New Artist Nasty C – Bad Hair Extension
11. Best Hit Single Riky Rick – Sidlukotini
12. Best R&B Single Amanda Black – Separate
13. Best Collaboration Ms Pru – Ameni
14. Best Kwaito Single L’vovo – Amatin Tin
15. Best Music Video Du boiz – dope dream
16. Best Remix Prince Kaybee – Don’t Give Up
17. Song of the year Nasty C
18. MMA 16 Listeners Choice Amanda Black
19. MMA 16 Best Produced Album Sjava – Isina Muva
20. MMA 16 One Africa Award Vee Mampeezy – I Do (Botswana)
21. MMA 16 Best Styled Artist/Group Mafikizolo
Issued By: Group Communications on behalf of METRO FM
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