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This year’s 15th Metro FM Music Awards returns for the fourth year to the Inkosi Luthuli Convention Centre (ICC) in Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal tonight at 8pm.
The hosting of the awards is very distinctive in its nature, we just merely scaling it to the previous awards where only local artists, and only them, were celebrated and rewarded for their outstanding contribution towards the growth of the South African music industry. This edition, or rather call it an upgrade, will see an artist outside South African boarders being furnished with an accolade.
Driven by the powerful quote: ‘Legends don’t stop, they ask what’s next?’ the 15th Metro FM Music Awards have added the following special features:
New Category – A new category has been added this year. It is aimed at extending the platform to recognize and reward talent from countries in the rest of the continent. METRO FM will run a full listener participation/driven campaign after the launch for the public to name the category.
Music Workshop – this will be a music workshop that is designed to assist up and coming artists hosted by SA music giants to nurture, groom and help them with ways to be sustainable in the competitive music industry.
Comedy: the comedy element has been added into the build-up of events as a platform to showcase big names in the South African comedy.
Music meets Fashion: This will see collaboration between musicians and Fashion designers coming together in the name of music and fashion. Selected designers will be tasked with creating a concept that speaks to this initiative, A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!
‘Every year, Metro FM has consistently endeavoured to bring about new and innovative ideas to the Awards property. This year, we introduce price money in all the categories. The winner in each category will bag a staggering R100 000.00 #WeAreNoDone. This year, we will also be introducing a new category, celebrating music from other African Countries that forms part of METRO FM’s playlist. This is in the Spirit of oneness, as we believe that we are one Africa’. said Group Executive: Radio, Mr. Lesley Ntloko.
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