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This year's Metro FM award nominations - PHOTOS

Oct 13, 2011 | Philani Dlamini and Antonio Muchave |   167 comments

New kid on the block, Zahara, has done it again, this time being nominated several times for the Metro FM Music Awards which will be held on November 26 at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit. Antonio Muchave and Philani Dlamini were there to give us the low-down

The young muso from East London surprised many when she got nominated for 4 categories last night (Wednesday)  at the Pyramids Conference Centre in Johannesburg.

Zahara has been nominated as the Best Newcomer, Best Produced Album, Best Female Album and Song of the Year for Loliwe, her debut album.

Zahara’s unique sound has earned her a great respect among the people. Her debut album Loliwe has been so well received that it is said Loliwe sold 250,000 units within weeks of its release, proving that South African music can still sell.

To add flavour into the excitement is the fact that in some categories, she is against reputable artists like Lira and Jimmy Dludlu, who also commands great respect in the industry. 

Other nominations include a new house music group, Micasa, with their debut album These Streets.  They've been nominated in 5 categories.

Big Nuz also got 4 nominations for their new album Pound for Pound.

The nominees who were chosen this week will still be trimmed down at the finalist announcement event that will take place on November 3.

Nominees for prominent categories in this year's Metro FM Music Awards: 

  •  A CATEGORY - BEST AFRICAN POP

1 Ntando izaga  (Proverbs)

2 Theo Kgosinkwe - Grateful

3 Mckenzi - Poetic genesis

4 Lira - Return to love

5 Madoda - Mzizi

  • B CATEGORY - BEST COMPILATION ALBUM

1 Vinny Da Vinci - Deep house sounds vol 8

2 Glen Lewis - House avenue 6

3 Euphonik - For the love of house special edition

4 Terance - Music box 5 (home and away)

5 FEU -  F.eu too ( in the club)

  • C CATEGORY - BEST PRODUCED ALBUM

1 Zahara - Loliwe

2 Culoe De Song - Elevation

3 Lira - Return to love

4 Jimmy Dludlu - Tonota

5 AKA - Altar ego

  • D CATEGORY - BEST DANCE ALBUM

1 Culoe De Song - Elevation

2 Micasa - Micasa music

3 Black Motion - Talking to the drums

4 DJ C'ndo - Finest lady of house vol 4

5 DJ Cleo - es' khaleni 8

  • E CATEGORY - BEST FEMALE ALBUM

1 Lira - Return to love

2 KB - Run free ( the evolution)

3 Nondumiso Tembe - izwi lami

4 Zahara - Loliwe

5 Juduth Sephuma - I am a living testimony

  • F CATEGORY - BEST URBAN GOSPEL

1 Rebecca - Ukuthula

2 Tshwane Gospel Choir - Modimo wa mehlolo

3 Soweto Spiritual Singers - Open heavens

4 We will Worship - The movement begins

5 William Sejake - William Sejake live vol 1

  • G CATEGORY - BEST GROUP ALBUM

1 Micasa - Micasa music

2 Big Nuz - Pound for pound

3 Stimela - A lifetime

4 C9ine - Sound garden

5 Black Motion - Talking to the drums

  • H CATEGORY - BEST HIP HOP ALBUM

1 Amu - The principal

2 HHP - Motswafrika

3 AKA - Altar ego

4 Morale - Smile, clap & bow

5 Tuks - Tshwanelo

  • I CATEGORY - BEST CONTEMPORARY JAZZ

1 Jimmy Dludlu - Tonota

2 Vusi Khumalo - Reasons for seasons

3 Judith Sephuma - I am a living testimony

4 Swazi Dlamini - Gospel meets jazz (live in Durban)

5 Kunle Ayo - Best of both worlds

  • J CATEGORY - BEST KWAITO ALBUM

1 Zola - Unyezi

2 Character - The marathon

3 Spikiri - The king don father 2.5

4 Big Nuz - Pound for pound

5 Bullistic - Hollow point

  • K CATEGORY - BEST MALE

1 Jimmy Dludlu - Tonota

2 Kabomo - All things grey

3 Dj Cleo - es' khaleni 8

4 Spikiri - The king don father 2.5

5 HHP - Motswafrika

  • L CATEGORY - BEST NEWCOMER

1 Micasa

2 Zahara

3 Black Motion

4 AKA

5 Nothende

  • M CATEGORY -  BEST R&B ALBUM

1 Pebbles - Phenomenal

2 Kabomo - All things grey

3 Nothende - Lovelight

4 Lloyd Jansen - Lloyd Jansen

5 Keeno Lee - Revolution

  • CATEGORY -  SONG OF THE YEAR

1 Zahara - Loliwe

2 Spikiri - Ngeke balunge

3 Big Nuz - Sting Ray

4 Micasa - These streets

5 Theo - Thinking about you

  • O CATEGORY -  BEST STYLED ARTIST/ GROUP

1 Bucie

2 Theo Kgosinkwe

3 Nkulee Dube

4 Shota

5 Somizi

  • P CATEGORY -  HIT SINGLE OF THE YEAR

1 Big Nuz - Sting ray

2 DJ Sbu ft Zahara - Lengoma

3 Character - EX

4 Lira - Phakade

5 Stimela & Black Coffee - Turn on the Sun

  • Q CATEGORY -  BEST COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR

1 Theo ft. Zonke - "Thinking About You"

2 L- Tido ft. K.O. - "We rollin'"

3 Spikiri ft. Teargas, Brickz, Skhokho, Madluphuthu, BrownDash - "ngeke balunge"

4 Morale ft. Zola - "Ayamaah"

5 AKA - ft. Tumi, HHP, Amu - "Victory lap remix"

  • R CATEGORY -  BEST MUSIC VIDEO

1 L-Tido - Aint my fault

2 Micasa - These streets

3 Theo - Thinking about you

4 AKA - All I know

5 Nondumiso Tembe - Just a guy

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