After a five-year hiatus, the popular METRO FM Music Awards are back and they are promising to be better than ever.
According to the South African Broadcasting Cooperation the prestigious awards are set to take place in April and will be hosted in Mbombela and broadcast live on SABC1.
According to the SABC Following a short-lived break, the awards will provide a platform for interaction with music, business, public representatives, communities and the media, with a rationale to recognise and reward luminaries and excellence in the music industry. In addition, this year’s awards are designed to stimulate interest by unearthing talent and promoting development.
Speaking on the return of the awards, Group Executive for SABC Radio Nada Wotshela said they are excited to bring back one of the SABC’s biggest event that is loved by the millions of their audience.
“This event has grown to be embraced by the industry and surely 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,” she said.
Nada further added that the METRO FM Music Awards are successful because of the key strategic partnerships with various stakeholders and this is not something they take for granted.
“We have held this event in different provinces and we are delighted they have returned to Mpumalanga and are looking forward to an exhilarating event,” she concluded.
Also speaking on the return of the awards trough a statement head of department for Culture, Sport and Recreation, Godfrey Ntombela said they are delighted to welcome the METRO FM Music Awards back to Mpumalanga Province.
“We strongly believe that this event will reignite tourism and the fact that we are the host Province 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 and we are hopeful that it will benefit the creative industry that is still reeling from the dire effects of COVID-19,” he said.
The METRO FM Music Awards 2023 comprises of 20 categories and stringent requirement for albums, singles and recordings eligible released between 28 February 2022 to 28 February 2023.
A call for submission for the nominees was also announced today. The METRO FM Music Awards 2023 is open for the entries from the 19 January 2023 will close on 28 February 2023.
The submissions can be done on www.metrofmmusicawards.co.za/.