The battle line has been drawn and some of South Africa’s hottest musicians are already claiming victory for the coveted Song of the Year title at Metro FM Music Awards (MMAs).
At the forefront of battle field is Dr Malinga who is ready to do what it takes to clinch the award. The
The Akulaleki hitmaker said that he was overly excited with the nomination and is confident he will win even if it means canvassing for votes on the streets. Notably, despite his successful career, Malinga never won an award.
“I am so happy. I’ve always only wanted to make my people (fans) happy and I’m happy that they love my music. We will go out and meet our people and tell our people to vote for us. It is up to them but guess what? I’m taking this (award). God told me. He has never lied to me. And if I don’t win it, I’ll win another one because I am always working,” Malinga said.
In addition, hip-hop artist Kwesta said he’s happy about the recognition and would go to schools and taverns to campaign.
Nominees for the coveted category include – Babes Wodumo; Wololo, Musa & Robbie Malinga; Mthande, Kwesta; Ngud, Amanda Black; Amazulu, Dr Malinga; Akulaleki, Durban’s Finest; Umsindo, King Monada; Ska Bhora Moreki, Nasty C; Hell Naw, Lebo Sekgobela; Lion of Judah and Black Motion; imali.
Meanwhile, R&B songstress Amanda Black was ahead of other artists with five nominations. Babes Wodumo, Nasty C and Kwesta all got four nods each.
The nominations for this year’s MMAs was announced at a glitzy party in Johannesburg on Tuesday. Attendees were treated to performances by popular afro-soul newcomers Soul Kulture, Idol’s winner Musa and Robbie Malinga.
The awards ceremony will take place at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Convention Centre, Durban on February 25. However, voting lines will close on February 12. Each of this year’s winners would take home R100,000 in prize money for each award won.