15th Metro FM Awards Nominees

‘Legends don’t stop, they ask what’s next?’

The METRO FM Music Awards celebrate excellence in the music industry by honouring musicians who did exceedingly well in their field throughout the previous year. These musicians whose work enriched the lives of South African music lovers and listeners over the last 12 months were revealed in a spectacular ceremony in Johannesburg, as nominees for the 15th METRO FM Music Awards.

Following an unforgettable musical year that saw the birth of new stars, the nominees’ announcement was filled with the country’s top talent. The slew of hits that kept music lovers thrilled this year will contest for the enviable ‘Song of the Year’.

This year’s edition has introduced new ground breaking features to the prestigious awards ceremony. For the first time, winners in each respective category will receive R100 000 Cash Award to mark their musical merit. As South Africa’s largest commercial radio station, Metro FM is investing in musicians building wealth and benefiting financially from their trade over and above the artistic recognition that comes with the MMA’s coveted statuette.

The awards have also introduced a New Pan-African Category. This new category will focus on celebrating African musical excellence by honouring musicians from across the continent that made it onto the Metro FM playlist hence contributing to the station’s music offering.

The Nominees are:

BEST DUO/GROUP
DBN NYTS
DEEP XCAPE
Sphe & Naves
Junio & Lady Zamar
MiCasa

BEST FEMALE ALBUM
Maleh
Zonke
Zahara
Thiwe
Fifi Cooper

BEST URBAN JAZZ
Benjamin Jephta
Judith Sephuma
Mpumi Dlamini
Nduduzo Makhathini
Nomfundo Xaluwa

BEST R&B SINGLE
Zonke – Reach It
Nathi – Nomvula
Maleh – Feels Good
Cici – RunAway
Vincent Bones – My lady

BEST URBAN GOSPEL ALBUM
Ntokozo Mbambo – Spirit & Life
Andile Majola – Chapter 7
Malusi Mbokazi – Ngisize Nkosi
Ayanda Ntazi – udumo
Worship House – True Worship 2015

BEST COLLABO
DJ Sliqe ft OkmalumKoolKat, WTF – iLife
AKA x Burna Boy x Khuli Chana x Yanga – Baddest
Major League Djz x Cassper Nyovest x Riky Rick x OkmalumKoolKat – Slyza Tsotsi
Sphe & Naves – KOTW Anthem
Heavy K x Professor x Mpumi – Umoya

BEST KWAITO ALBUM
Big Nuz
DBN NYTS
Dj Bongz
Kabelo Mabalane

BEST HIT SINGLE
AKA x Burna Boy x Khuli Chana x Yanga – Baddest
LTido – Dlala Ka Yona
Kwesta – Nomayini
WTF – Nomusa
Shekhinah x Kyle – Back to the Beach

BEST NEW ARTIST
Nathi
Emtee
Prince Kaybee
Riky Rick
Fifi Cooper

BEST AFRICAN POP
Nathi
Zahara
Zonke
Maleh
kabomo

BEST DANCE ALBUM
Mobi Dixion
Heavy K
Sphe & Naves
Black Coffee
Prince Kaybee

BEST RAP ALBUM
Cassper Nyovest – Refiloe
Riky Rick – Family Values
Emtee – Avery
Fifi Cooper – 20Fifi
Zakwe – Impande

BEST MALE ALBUM
Nathi
Black Coffee
Cassper Nyovest
Prince kaybee
Riky Rick

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Dales – PAID
Donald – What goes Around
Tumi – VISA
Sphe & Naves – KOTW Anthem
Emtee – Roll Up

BEST REMIX
Kelly Khumalo – Asine
Dj Sliqe – Do Like I Do
Emtee – Roll Up Re-Up
Tresor – Never Let Me go
AKA – Baddest

SONG OF THE YEAR
Black Coffee – We Dance Again
Nathi – Nomvula
Prince Kaybee – Better Days
Prince Kaybee – Wajellwa
DJ Shimza – Akulalwa
DBN NYTS – Shumaya
Riky Rick – Boss Zonke
Heavy K – Umoya
DJ Ganyani – Talk to me
Sphe & Naves – KOTW Anthem


 

The 15th Metro FM Music Awards will return for the fourth year to the Inkosi Luthuli Convention Centre (ICC) in Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal on Saturday, 27 February 2016 and will be broadcast live on SABC 1.