Amanda Black in the lead with five MetroFM Awards nominations

She may not have won reality show Idols SA back in 2015 but singer Amanda Black has managed to catapult the winning contestant of that show‚ as she scored five nominations for the 16th MetroFM Awards.

Black‚ 24‚ released her album Amazulu last year and now has been nominated for African pop‚ female album‚ new artist‚ R& B single and song of the year in the awards that have a total of 22 categories.

Themed “What’s Next Is All That Matters“‚ the awards are set to happen in Durban for the fifth time this year on February 25 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Convention Centre.

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Station manager Sibongile Mtyali said the theme this year was in line with their previous one‚ “Legends Don’t Stop‚ They Ask What’s Next“.

“We are solidifying that statement by anchoring it‚ by pronouncing‚ what’s next is all that matter. Now‚ it’s time to push harder than ever before‚ to learn lessons‚ to shatter those glass ceilings and be better than your best‚” she said.

Popular Wololo hitmaker Babes Wodumo and young rapper Nasty C were second after Black with four nominations each.

Babes Wodumo will face Black in best female‚ also competing with Kelly Khumalo‚ Lebo Sekgobela and Brenda Mntambo.

Nasty C will compete against Kwesta‚ Sjava‚ Mobi Dixon and A Reece in the best male album. Nasty C‚ Kwesta and A Reece also feature in hip hop category alongside Anatii and DJ Slique.

Musicians stand a chance of not only walking away with the trophy but also pocketing a R100 000 cash prize.


African Pop Album


Amanda Black

Vusi Nova

Soul Kulture



Ms Pru — Ameni

Bucie — Rejpice

DJ Speesta — Mayo

Kwesta — Mayibabo

Compilation Album

DJ Tokzen

DJ Qness

DJ Fresh

Dance Album

Babes Wodumo

Dr Malinga

Mobi Dixon


DJ Merlon

Female Album

Amanda Black

Babes Wodumo

Kelly Khumalo

Lebo Sekgobela

Brenda Mntambo

Group Album

Jeziel Brothers

The Soil

Soul Kulture

Durbans Finest


Hit Single

Citi Lyts — Vura

Riky Rick — Sidlukotini

AKA — One Time

Ms Pru -Ameni

DJ Speedsta — Mayo

Hip Hop


A Reece


Nasty C

DJ Slique



Mshoza — Abantu Bam

L’vovo — Amatin tin

Vetkoek and Mahoota — Sohamba ngo7

Sosha — Good Times


 Male Album

Nasty C



Mobi Dixon

A Reece


 Music Video

Duboiz — Dope Dream

Benchmarq- All on Me

Khuli Chana — One Source

Mafikizolo- Kucheza

Anatii — Jump


 New Artist

Babes Wodumo

Nasty C

Amanda Black


Soul Kulture


 Urban Gospel Albums

Dr Tumi — Love & Grace

Lebo Sekgobela — Restored

Joyous Celebration. Joyous 20

We will Worship — Mmuso

Khaya Mthethwa- The Dawn


 Urban Jazz Album

Jimmy Dludla

Brenda Mntambo


Hugh Masekela

Henry Philemon


R& B Single

Amanda Black


Charlie Mindgames





DJ Ganyani — Talk to me

Prince Kaybee — Don’t Give Up

Thee Lagacy — Wena Wedwa

Bob“Ezy — Close To You

Thee Lagacy — Sthandwa Sami


One Africa Award


Vee Mampeezy

Tiwa Savage

Kommanda Obbs



Song of the Year

Babes Wodumo — Wololo

Musa ft Robbie Malinga — Mthande

Kwesta — Ngudu

Amanda Black — Amazulu

Dr Malinga — Akulaleki

Durban’s Finest ft Professor- Unsindo

King Monada — Ska Bhora Moreki

Lebo Sekhobela — Lion of Juda

Black Motion — Imali — TMG Digital/Sunday Times




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