Pearl and Amon to host MMA16
| Thursday 23 February 2017 10:00
METRO FM PRESENTERS PEARL MODIADIE AND AMON MOKOENA TO HOST 16TH METRO FM MUSIC AWARDS
Johannesburg – Thursday, 23 February 2017 – METRO FM is pleased to announce its hosts for the 16th edition of the METRO FM Music Awards. The multi-talented Ms. Pearl Modiadie along with the bigger than life radio legend and personality Mr. Amon Mokoena have been tasked with the huge responsibility to hosting one of the most anticipated awards on the music industry’s calendar. Ms. Modiadie and Mr. Mokoena host the midday show ‘The Great Escape’ on METRO FM.
Ms. Sibongile Mtyali, METRO FM Station Manager stated “For us Pearl and Amon were an obvious choice to host this year’s awards. Over the two years of them working together, their professionalism, working chemistry and how they resonate well with our audiences, have kept listeners logged onto their show. We felt that it was important to bring that chemistry on-air, live to our audiences, when the awards are broadcast on SABC 1 on Saturday the 25th of February at 20:00.”
Ms. Mtyali further stated “Viewers of the awards can expects elements of what happens on-air on METRO FM to give them a taste of what the station’s bouquet offers.”We encourage the public to watch the awards to see all the amazing acts on stage and their favourite celebrities walking the black carpet.
29 year-old Pearl Modiadie is an accomplished TV and Radio Presenter, Producer and Actress. With over a decade in the entertainment industry, Pearl has become a formidable force to be reckoned with, reaching millions of households across the country and beyond.
Having started her career as a teenager, she has grown in front of her adoring fans and has worn numerous hats as more than just a former kid’s TV Presenter but a successful Radio Personality, a sought-after MC, Actress, TV Producer and seasoned Voiceover Artist. She has hosted some of the most talked-about events including award shows. It is certainly not by chance that she has grown to be the remarkable professional that she is, with a decade of experience under her belt.
With an infectious laughter, bubbly personality and commendable work ethic, Pearl has proven that working hard relentlessly on your dreams pays off.
She is currently the host of METRO FM's “The Great Escape” alongside Amon Mokoena. She also hosts the brand new and popular show - Raw Silk; a fashion reality show currently on SABC 1. She also hosts the number one talk show in the country, Zaziwa - which she also produces and is currently on SABC 1 on Sundays.
Amon Mokoena is the driving force and voice behind the energetic midday radio show, “The Great Escape (TGE)” on METRO FM (Mon-Fri 12pm-3pm) as well as “The Chill Factor”, Sundays (12pm-3pm). Prior to this, his “wicked” sense of humour was waking up South Africa on the station’s Saturday breakfast show, “The AM Rise” (6am to 10am). A natural born radio talent and public speaker, Amon has done little else since first stepping behind the microphone. During his career, he’s had the pleasure of being on the airwaves at some of the country’s leading radio stations, such as Motsweding FM, 94.7, Highveld Stereo and 99.2 YFM.
Amon is an all-round nice guy, has a genuine joie de vivre and thrives under the pressure of the limelight. He has a Bachelor of Arts (Communication) degree from the University of the North-West and is fluent in Setswana and English. He’s also a sought-after MC, professional voice over artist, club DJ and over weekends you’ll find Amon at various gigs countrywide.
Catch Amon Mokoena Sunday to Friday 12pm-3pm on METRO FM.
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