The SABC has revealed the much-anticipated list of nominees in various categories of the METRO FM Music Awards 2023 (MMA).
South Africa’s biggest commercial radio station, Metro FM, has announced the nominees of its awards. The Metro FM Music Awards are back with a bang after an eight-year break.
Following the launch of the METRO FM Music Awards 2023 on 18 January in Mpumalanga, METRO FM management invited all record labels and independent artists to submit music eligible for entry. The submissions for this edition of the awards opened on 19 January 2023 and closed on 28 February 2023. During this period, the SABC received over 900 entries.
K.O leads the pack with 7 nominations – including Song of the Year for the smash hit, SETE featuring Young Stunna and Blxckie. K.O is also nominated for Artist of the Year, best Collaboration, best Hip-Hop Artist, best Male Artist, best Music Video and best Viral Challenge.
Kiernan “AKA” Forbes, received six nomination. The late rapper has been nominated for Best Hip Hop Artist for his album Mass Country, Best Male and Artist of the Year. His hit song Lemons (Lemonade) featuring Nasty C scored him three nominations including Best Music Video, Best Collaboration Song and Song of the Year.
Other formidable players in the music industry vying for a nod at this year’s Metro FM music awards includes Nomfundo Moh, Mafikizolo, Big Nuz, Betusile Mcinga, Dumi Mkokstad, Inkabi nation, Brenda Mtambo, Aymos, Sjava, Kabza De Small, Musa Keys and many more.
METRO FM Business Manager, Kina Nhlengethwa stated, “We are excited to have reached the second stage of the road to the MMA’s. The announcement of MMA nominees always sets the music industry abuzz and this year is no different. We congratulate all the nominees, as this signifies that that their hard work and impact in the industry does not go unnoticed”.
Nhlengethwa further stated, “The station went an extra mile to ensure that there are measures in place to screen properly all entries received, for compliance with the relevant rules of the awards. The rules, regulations and submission checklist were all published on METRO FM platforms. As the awards are based on the public voting for their favourite artist/s in the respective categories, we urge the nominees to go out hard and campaign to their fans!”
To vote, dial *120*45787# and follow the prompts.
USSD rates charged at R1.50 per minute.
Voting lines opened from 31 March 2023 at midnight to 30 April 2023 at midnight except for song of the year that closes at 9pm on 6 May 2023.
The prestigious awards will be taking place on 06 May 2023, at Mbombela Stadium, Mpumalanga, and will be broadcast live on SABC 1.
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By Sinenzolo Mondi – Nduku