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Biggest winners at Metro FM Awards

By Dimakatso Motau | Feb 25, 2013 | COMMENTS [ 20 ]

TRAIN of Love, the music album that made Donald Moatshe one of the biggest winners of the Metro FM Music Awards in Durban at the weekend, has reached gold status.

It has sold more than 20000 copies, adding to the singer's joy at scooping the Best Produced Album and Best Styled Artist awards.

Moatshe burst out in tears as he thanked and acknowledged the presence of his mother in the audience at the Durban International Convention Centre.

The singer - who revamped his look and changed his sound to produce the hit Train of Love last year - has surely reaped the rewards of his hard work.

"This is the first time I was nominated and won awards. I am so blessed," said the I Deserve hit maker.

Independent record label Kalawa Jazmee's artists also scooped big awards on the night.

Professor - real name Mkhonzeni Langa - walked away with Best Male and Best Kwaito Album for his latest album The Orientation.

Jazmee's co-owner, Oscar Mdlongwa, won the most anticipated award of the night, Song of the Year, for the hit single Tsa Mandebele featuring Candy Mokwena and also grabbed the Best Compilation award.

Idols winner Kaya Mthethwa scooped the Best Newcomer kudos, while Afro-soul singer Berita Khumalo walked away with the Best Afro-pop Album honour. The Muffinz made their presence felt by being announced as the winners of the Best Group category. Veteran singer and producer Sello "Chicco" Twala was honoured with a Lifetime Award.

Arthur Mafokate walked away with Best Digital Downloaded Song award for Hlokoloza. He accepted the award with his daughter, Owami.

Fashion was also the highlight of the night, with black carpet co-presenter Minnie Dlamini changing into three different outfits.

Her co-presenter on the night, William Lehong, did not disappoint in the fashion stakes.

Other fashion hits were Nandi Mngoma, Noluthando Shosha, Lerato Kganyago, Theo Nhlengethwa, Thembi Seete, Simphiwe Dana and Moneoa Moshesh.

Winners were voted for by fans' SMS:

  • Best African pop album: Berita – Conquering Spirit
  • Best compilation album: Kalawa Jazmee 2012 – Pre Release
  • Best produced album: Donald – Train of Love
  • Best dance album: DJ Pepsi – Royal House
  • Best female album: Zonke – Ina Ethe
  • Best group album: The Muffinz – Have You Heard?
  • Song of the year: Oskido – Tsa Mandebele
  • Best hit single: AKA – Jealousy
  • Best hip-hop album: Zakwe – Zakwe
  • Best contemporary jazz album: Mbuso Khoza – Zilindile
  • Best kwaito album: Professor – The Orientation
  • Best male album: Professor – The Orientation
  • Best newcomer: Khaya Mthethwa – For You
  • Best R&B album: Bryce Anderson – Ready for the World
  • Best styled artist/group: Donald – Train of Love
  • Best Collaboration of the Year: Khuli Chana – Tswa Daar
  • Best music video: Jullian Gomes – Love Song 28
  • Best urban gospel album: Solly Mahlangu – Mwamba Mwamba
  • Best digital download: Arthur Mafokate – Hlokoloza
  • Lifetime achievement award: Sello "Chico" Twala

COMMENTS [ 20 ]

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Bigups to Oskido always humbled, Mara that lady natsamaya le ena watshosa!

Feb 25, 2013 7:21 | 0 replies

•Best digital download: Arthur Mafokate – Hlokoloza.

Wow #hlala ethembeni..... lol!!!

Feb 25, 2013 8:50 | 0 replies

black people mara did they have to laugh at Donald???

and i wasnt impressed with the political segments, the show was about music not about ministers and how many RDP houses were built, real disappointment

Feb 25, 2013 9:8 | 0 replies

Sowetan remove this article it belongs to the entertainment section.

Feb 25, 2013 9:10 | 0 replies

these things are boring now
ke butsotsi fela

i can agree with donald,zakwe,proffessor fela

Feb 25, 2013 9:31 | 0 replies

Pick up to ma boy el-prof, always on track Charlie and hala to your outfit Mr bombastic, u r f**kn unpredictable booooy.

Feb 25, 2013 11:14 | 0 replies

how Khaya won the best new comer award in front of toya or Zakwe is beyond me. His move track is barely average, his video is g*d awful and the album is not know by many people. so again, how is he a better newcomer

Feb 25, 2013 1:42 | 0 replies

Best hit single: AKA – Jealousy...............bosso ke mang????/ really??

Feb 25, 2013 4:22 | 0 replies

lmao malinga hahahahahahahahahahah bosso ke malinga, who dares to stand next to him when he's dancing? lol you just don't know when and in which direction the inevitable kick will come

Feb 26, 2013 9:33 | 0 replies

FIRECRACKERS FC - 1

MALUTI PRIMARY FC - 4

Feb 25, 2013 8:18 | 0 replies

arthur with an award, tltltltlt. about time

Feb 25, 2013 8:16 | 0 replies