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Exciting activations at Metro FM Awards  |  Wednesday 22 February 2017 06:58

Metro FM Johannesburg, Tuesday 21 February 2017 – METRO FM, the South African Broadcasting Corporation’s biggest commercial radio station, is gearing up for the most anticipated awards show of the year.

The 16th METRO FM Music Awards, in partnership with the City of Durban (EThekwini Municipality) and the Kwa-Zulu Natal provincial government, will once again take place at the ICC in Durban on Saturday, 25 February 2017. Ticket sales are fast selling out with general tickets going for R750 and Golden Circle selling at R850.

METRO FM in the lead-up to the award will be holding exciting activations to create hype and excitement. These are the following events:

Wednesday 22 February 2017 - METRO FM Music Workshop - Tate’s Kasi Grill
The MMA Music Workshop which is free and open to the public, will be taking place at Tate’s Kasi Grill in Clermont, is about awarding music excellence according to the voting public of South Africa, and to empower the next generation of musicians in South Africa, the music workshop seeks to educate up and coming musicians amongst other things about:
• The business of music
• Different music organisations (SAMRO, RISA etc.) and how they can benefit them
• Submissions of music to radio stations & record labels
• Packaging of music
• Technicalities of music i.e. sampling
• Contracts and how they work
• Longevity in the music industry
• Taking ones art seriously

Last year saw the success of Yung Royalz who were selected as one of the groups that showed potential during the METRO FM Awards workshop with KZN upcoming artists. The group has since been play-listed on stations such as METRO FM, Ukhozi FM and Umhlobo Wenene amongst others. They have released a music video that is on high rotation with MTV Base. They are also on the Top 40/30 on various radio stations including YFM.

Friday 24 February 2017 – Pre-Parties
 47th Avenue
Strictly by invite, this event will target those who love fashion and the finer things in life.
 Eyadini Experience
This activation will target the Kwaito and house music lovers. It will profile Eyadini and Umlazi on radio through promos promoting the event, interviews on the day and television broadcast. Live SABC 1 music programme LIVEAMP, will broadcast live from the venue.
The line-up at Eyadini is as follows:
1. MoFlava,
2. Lerato Kganyago
3. Sphe
4. Naves
5. DJ Jawz
6. DJ Malwela
7. Lulo Café
8. Nasty C (Not confirmed)
9. Naked DJ
10. Nasty C
11. Dr Malinga
12. Professor
13. Dj Feel
14. Dj Merlon

Doors Open @ 12:00 Until late.

Tickets are @ COMPUTICKET for the public at R100 General Access & R200 VIP.

Sunday 26 February 2017
To close off the 16th Metro FM Music Awards weekend soulfully, a wrap-up party will be held at Maxi’s lifestyle in Umlazi. Guests can enjoy the township lifestyle while listening to their favourite tunes with, some of METRO FM DJ’s such as Amon Mokoena, Sentle, Wilson B Nkosi and Nothemba Madumo.

Tickets will be sold at the gate and prices are as follows:
VVIP          R950.00
VIP            starts from R350.00
General      starts from R150.00
Metro FM Dj’s
Glen Lewis
SPHEctacula & DJ Naves
Artists                                                               Residents
Durban’s Finest                                                 Mngadi
Babes Wodumo                                                 Twitty
Professor                                                           Dnzwiri
Dr Malinga                                                         Vuuh
Nasty C                                                              Rocksilver
Amanda Black                                                    Lee
Jezel Brothers                                                    Mfistoz
Big Nuz                                                              stera
Kwesta                                                               Nash Mann
Bongs                                                           Smokie & Luso
King Sfiso
Junior B
Junior De Rocka

METRO FM once again thanks its sponsors KZN provincial government, EThekwini Municipality, BP, AUDI, AFRICAN BANK, CAIVIL, SA EXPRESS and SABC1 for being part of the 16th edition of the METRO FM Music Awards.

Issued By: Group Communications on behalf of METRO FM
Media Enquiries: Kaizer Kganyago (SABC Spokesperson) | Cell: 082 306 88888


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