The 10th METRO FM Music Awards will take place on 27 November 2010 – but the city and venue are still a closely guarded secret. However, all will be revealed at the launch party, taking place on the 26th of October 2010 at Randlords in Johannesburg.
In 2008, the City of Tshwane hosted the awards. This year, word is that a different host sponsor will be laying out the welcome mat for one of the most glamorous, exciting events on the local music scene.
Apart from the mystery host sponsor, there’s an exciting new dimension to the awards this year. Three new categories have been added, bringing the total to 21 categories. The station received a great response from the record companies as far as the submissions are concerned. An independent judging panel has selected five nominees, for each category, from a list of artists supplied to them by the various record labels. Thereafter, members of the public will be invited to vote for their top three finalists via SMS. Lines will open on the 26th October at 12:00 midnight. Once the top three has been identified in each category, the race is on for supremacy, as music lovers once again flex their fingers and vote for the winners.
“METRO FM has successfully staged electrifying extraordinary awards in the past but this year we truly have something extra special to offer our listeners. We are continually determined to enhance the MMAs to maintain their status as one of South Africa’s premier music awards ceremonies, and we are confident that this years celebration will not disappoint and will be the most spectacular and memorable event yet”, Commented Matona Sakupwanya – METRO FM Station Manager.