Mbombela to host Metro FM Awards

MBOMBELA – The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)’s biggest commercial radio station, METRO FM, announced the return of the much-anticipated music awards ceremony, the METRO FM Music Awards (MMAs) 2023.

The glamourous awards ceremony is scheduled to take place on 29 April. The City of Mbombela will host and broadcasted live on SABC1 and supported by various SABC radio stations. Viewers can also stream the awards live on SABC Plus and METRO FM’s YouTube channel.

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Following a short-lived break, the MMAs will provide a platform for interaction with music, business, public representatives, communities and the media. The awards will recognise and reward luminaries and excellence in the music industry. In addition, this year’s awards stimulate interest by unearthing talent and promoting development.

They also announced a call for submission for the nominees yesterday. Nominations are open for entries from 19 January and will close on 28 February. Submissions can be done on www.metrofmmusicawards.co.za/. The MMAs comprises 20 categories and stringent requirement for albums, singles and recordings eligible released between 28 February 2022 to 28 February 2023.

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The Group Executive for SABC Radio, Nada Wotshela said, “we are excited to bring back one of the SABC’s biggest event that is loved by the millions of our audiences. This event has grown to be embraced by the industry. It has made an indelible mark, hence the demand for it remained high even at the time of its short break. This property presents a great opportunity to amplify the SABC’s brand equity and strengthen our efforts of taking SABC brands to the people.”

The Head of Department for Culture, Sport and Recreation, Godfrey Ntombela said, “we are delighted to welcome the METRO FM Music Awards back to the province. We strongly believe that this event will reignite tourism. The fact that we are the hosts again is an indication that our province is a perfect destination for tourism and cultural activities. The opportunity to host this major event comes at the right time. We are hopeful that it will benefit the creative industry that is still reeling from the dire effects of COVID-19.”

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