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Expect a thunderous production at the Metro FM 2024 awards ceremony

SHE has just got back home from her international obligations- thanks to her resounding success.

SA’s Grammy award winner Tyla, leads the Metro FM awards with six nominations for the song ‘Water’, in the the categories of Song of the Year, Best Female Artist, Best Music Video, Best Viral Challenge and Artist of the Year. 

The glittering awards are scheduled for April 27 at the Mbombela Stadium, Mpumalanga-‘where the Sun Rise’ for the second time.

Warner Music Africa and Africori received 14 nominations at the nominees reveal recently.

Kamo Mphela received four nods in various categories for her hit single “Dalie feat. Baby S.O.N Tyler ICU & Khalil Harrison”. 

Inkabi Zezwe, who released their culture-defining body of work “Ukhamba” equally received four nominations including Best Collaboration.

Newcomers TitoM & Yuppe also received recognition for their viral hit “Tshwala Bam feat. S.N.E and EeQue” as well as Best duo/group nomination.

Tshwala Bam wrapped up a month since release with over 28 million streams to date.

Filah Lah Lah, a phenomenal singer-songwriter hailing from Pretoria, famous for singles ‘Call Me’ and ‘Past Myself’, has been nominated in the RnB category.

Morda, got four nominations and another four feature nominations, and Mthandazo Gatya got 2 nominations under their distribution company Gamma.

This year’s theme is ‘Black To The Future’, which celebrates the achievements and contributions of black artists in the music industry by highlighting, excellence, creativity, and impact.

Amapiano is at the forefront with both Kabza the Small and Tyler ICU receiving five (5) nominations each.

Kabza the Small received nominations for Best Produced Album, Best Collaboration, Song of the Year, Best Amapiano – all the for the song ‘Imithandazo’ featuring Mthunzi. Kabza the Small was also nominated for Best Male Artist.

Tyler ICU’s five (5) nominations include Best Collaboration, Song of the Year, Best Viral Challenge, Best Amapiano – all for the ‘Mnike’, which features Tumelo. He was also nominated the Artist of the Year award.

“The METRO FM Music Awards serve as a celebration of the vibrant tapestry of South African music, where melodies become bridges that connect hearts and souls. It’s a platform where artists, both established and emerging, showcase their passion and talent, igniting a symphony of inspiration and creativity.

Beyond the glitz and glamour, these awards embody the relentless pursuit of excellence and the unwavering dedication to craft,” commented Kina Nhlengethwa, Metro FM Business Manager.

She further stated, “We were delighted with the quality of the entries and the music. The artists that have been entered are truly of a world-class standard that competes with the rest of the musical world.”

Each category will receive R50 000, and the Song of the year winner will walk away with R150 000, courtesy of Motsepe Foundation. 

“Santam is sponsoring the 2024 “Best New artist award” and as a brand with a long-standing history and expertise, we wanted to be part of celebrating and recognising South African talent.

This sponsorship shows that Santam understands the needs of South Africans and we are here to protect your most valuable assets; whether it is your first music award, your first music studio, your first car, or home, there is a product for you under the Santam umbrella,” says the animated Nondumiso Mabece, Santam Group Head of Brand.

The over-all production is gonna be out of this world, promised the producer of the awards.

Below is the full list of Nominees:

BEST GOSPEL ALBUM

·         Ntokozo Mbambo – Lavish Worship

·         Jumbo – Siyabonga.  

·         Hle – Take Heart.  

BEST JAZZ ALBUM

·         Amandla Freedom Ensemble – Oratorio Of A Forgotten Youth  

·         Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane – Izibongo

·         Mbuso Khoza – Ifa Lomkhono

·         Bokani Dyer – Radio Sechaba

·         Vusi Mahlasela – Umoya: Embracing The Human Spirit

BEST PRODUCED ALBUM

·         De Mthuda & Da Muziqal Chef – Sgudi Snyc

·         Dlala Thukzin – Permanent Music 3

·         Inkabi Zezwe – Ukhamba

·         Kabza De small & Mthunzi – Isimo

·         Kelvin Momo – Kurhula

BEST COLLABORATION

·         DJ KENT – Horns in the sun (Thakzin remix) ft Thakzin; Brenden Praise; Mo T; Morda

·         Kabza De small &Mthunzi – Imithandazo ft dj Maphorisa; Young stunna; Sizwe Alakine; Umthakathi Kush

·         Inkabi Zezwe – Umbayimbayi

·         Tyler ICU – Mnike ft Tumelo ZA, Dj Maphorisa: Nandipha808; CeekaRSA; Tyrondee

·         Mellow & Sleazy – Imnandi Lento ft Tman Xpress; SjavasDaDj; TitoM

SONG OF THE YEAR

·         Oscar Mbo & KG Smallz – Yes God ft. Dearson, Morda, Mhaw keys (Mhaw keys remix)

·         DJ KENT – Horns in the sun ft MoT; Brenden Praise; Morda; Thakzin (Thakzin remix)

·         Kamo Mphela –Dalie ft Baby S.O.N, Tyler ICU & Khalil Harrison

·         Tyla – Water

·         Kabza De small & Mthunzi – Imithandazo ft dj Maphorisa: Young stunna; Sizwe Alkaline; Umthakathi Kush

·         Dlala Thukzin – iPlan ft Zaba & Sykes

·         Tyler ICU – Mnike ft Dj Maphorisa: Nandipha808; CeekaRSA;Tyrondee

·         Bassie & Aymos – Izenzo Ft. T-Man SA

·         De Mthuda & Da Muziqal Chef – Sgudi Snyc ft Eemoh & Sipho Magudulela

·         DJ Stokie – Masithokoze ft Eemoh

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

·         Tyla

·         Oscar Mbo

·         Tyler ICU

·         Morda

·         Lwah Ndlunkulu

BEST VIRAL CHALLENGE

·         Tyler ICU – Mnike ft Tumelo ZA, Dj Maphorisa: Nandipha808; CeekaRSA; Tyrondee

·         Tyla – Water

·         Kamo Mphela – Dalie ft Baby S.O.N, Tyler ICU & Khalil Harrison

·         TitoM & Yuppe – Tshwala Bam ft S.N.E & EeQue

·         Tebza De Dj – Ka Valungu ft. DJ Nomza The King

BEST NEW ARTIST

·         Harry Cane

·         Nontokozo Mkhize

·         Sykes

·         Robin Fassie

·         Shakes & Les

BEST DUO/GROUP

·         De Mthuda & Da Muziqal Chef

·         Inkabi Zezwe

·         Mellow & Sleazy

·         Tito M & Yuppe

·         Thee Legacy

BEST DANCE

·         DJ KENT – Horns in the sun ft MoT; Brenden Praise; Morda; Thakzin (Thakzin remix)

·         Dlala Thukzin – iPlan ft Zaba & Sykes

·         Heavy-K – Ulele ft Samthing Soweto, Thakzin & Professor

·         MORDA – Burning Bush ft. Thakzin & Ihhashi Elimhlophe

·         Zakes Bantwini – Mama Thula ft Skye Wanda, Thakzin & Suffocate SA

BEST KWAITO/GQOM

·         DJ Kotin – Hello ft Big Nuz, Mshayi & Mr Thela

·         DJ Lag & Mr Nation Thingz – Hade Boss ft K.C Driller

·         SYKES – Sisestyleni Babies ft Skillz & RudeBoyz

BEST HIP HOP

·         Cassper Nyovest – 018 ft. Maglera Doe Boy

·         Nasty C – Prosper In Peace ft Benny The Butcher

·         Khuli Chana – Khuliyano

·         DA LES – Solo ft Manu World Star, Gemini Major, & NAVIO

·         A-REECE – Ving Rhames

BEST AFRICAN POP

·         Inkabi Zezwe – Ukhamba

·         Lwa Ndlunkulu – Imizwa

·         Nomfundo Moh – Ugcobo

·         Zonke – Embo

·         Bongeziwe Mabandla – Amaxesha

BEST AMAPIANO

·         De Mthuda & Da Muziqal Chef – Sgudi Snyc ft Eemoh & Sipho Magudulela

·         Mellow & Sleazy –  – Imnandi Lento ft Tman Xpress; SjavasDaDj; TitoM

·         Kabza De small & Mthunzi – Imithandazo ft dj Maphorisa; Young stunna; Sizwe Alakine; Umthakathi Kush

·         Tyler ICU – Mnike ft Tumelo ZA, Dj Maphorisa: Nandipha808; CeekaRSA; Tyrondee

·         DJ Stokie – Awukhuzeki ft. Omit ST, Sobzeen, Zee_nhle

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

·         De Mthuda & Da Muziqal Chef – Sgudi Snyc ft Eemoh & Sipho Magudulela

·         Tyla – Water

·         Kamo Mphela – Dalie ft Baby S.O.N, Tyler ICU & Khalil Harrison

·         Mthandazo Gatya – IN 2 U

·         Bassie & Aymos- Izenzo Ft. T-Man SA

BEST MALE

·         Aymos

·         De Mthuda

·         Kelvin Momo

·         Morda

·         Kabza de Small

BEST STYLED

·         Zakes Bantwini

·         Morda

·         Dbn Gogo

·         Musa Keys

·         Oscar Mbo

BEST R&B

·         Filah Lah Lah – Call Me

·         Nanette & Blxckie – Talk 2 Me ft. BGRZ

·         Tyla – Water

·         Mthandazo Gatya – IN 2 U

·         Nontokozo Mkhize – Lu Strong ft Nomfundo Moh

BEST FEMALE

·         Kamo Mphela

·         Ntokozo Mbambo

·         Tyla

·         Makhadzi

·         Lwah Ndlunkulu

The awards are on April 27 (Saturday- a public holiday), Mbombela Stadium.

Tickets range from R200 at Computicket outlets.

SABC 1 will broadcast live the event from 18:30.

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