16th Metro FM Music Awards launched in style
The glitz and glam of the Metro FM Music Awards heads back to Durban’s Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre on February 25. Yes, the province will host the premier event for the fifth time in a row, and the organisers decided to make the announcement at the five-star Hilton Hotel – in Durban – to emphasise the point. For the 16th evening’s theme, the organisers chose: What’s Next is all That Matters. Maybe to challenge musos to dream beyond the very day they lift their coveted awards?
Criselda Dudumashe, who looked stunning, drove the launch ship in the Hilton.
Also attending were Metro FM’s Pearl Modiadie, radio host Adil More, and new kids on the block Young Royals and Amon Mokoena.
Metro FM station manager Sibongile Mtyali stressed that the 16th Metro FM Music Awards would not just be about winning an award or getting that hit song playlisted on Metro FM – it would be about pushing musicians beyond the great album, beyond the great music video to go with a hit track.
She promised that the station would keep celebrating all African music and culture.
With all the formalities out of the way, the media and the radio station personalities were treated to a cocktail party at the Big Easy restaurant in the Hilton Hotel.
Everyone let their hair down and danced to different music genres – from House music to hip-hop. But Idol’s judge Randall Abrahams remained rigidly unmoved.
Robbie Malinga and Musa Sukwene entertained the crowd when they sang their hit Mthande.
Metro FM’s in-house DJs Lulo Café, Naked and Shimza spun the vinyls, while guests downed drinks from Glenfiddich to local sparkling wines.
Maraza set the house on fire with his popular song Gwan. And DJ Sox looked on, then cooled the steamy dance floor by playing old-school music.
– Phuti Mathobela
DJ Lulo Café Sbahle Mpisane Criselda Dudumashe
STRUTTING THEIR STUFF wooed the crowds Robbie Malinga and Musa Sukwene