Metro FM, the SABC’s largest commercial radio station, hosted media and government dignitaries at The Capital Mbombela to announce the return of the Metro FM Music Awards (MMAs) in 2023.

During the announcement party, Metro FM’s Lerato Kganyago announced that the awards, which had been missing for five years, will be held on April 29 in Mbombela, Mpumalanga. The ceremony will be live-streamed on SABC1 and supported by several SABC radio stations. They will also be live-streamed on the SABC Plus and Metro FM YouTube channels.
The station issued a call for submissions in various categories, announcing that they will be accepting entries from January 19 to February 28.

Only albums, singles, and recordings released between February 28th, 2022, and February 28th, 2023 are eligible.
“We are excited to bring back one of the SABC’s biggest events that is loved by millions of our audiences,” said Ms. Nada Wotshela, Group Executive for SABC Radio.

“This event has grown to be embraced by the industry and has undoubtedly left an indelible mark. As a result, even during its brief hiatus, demand for it remained high.”
We are confident that this event will rekindle tourism, and the fact that we are once again the host province demonstrates that our province is an ideal destination for tourism and cultural activities.

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“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.”

The previous edition of the awards was held at D90% of what I hear on the radio is garbage. So, if you’re a kid watching this right now, forget about radio.

“If they don’t let you play on radio, you better go to the internet and let your songs pop on the internet,” he said before being cut off from the microphone.

Shortly after this controversial rant, which came during his acceptance speech for Best Hit Single (“Sidlukotini”), Riky went on to Tweet a line from that very song: “If niaz can pay for these fing awards then my niga I don’t want them.
Back in 2017, urban’s ICC was embroiled in controversy after the late Riky Rick chastised radio stations for not playing his music.

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