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Sunday, 28 April 2024 11:16

Kabza De Small and Mthunzi biggest winners at the Metro FM Music Awards 2024.

By Lehlohonolo Lehana.

The winners for the 2024 edition of Metro FM Music Awards (MMAs) were announced at Mbombela Stadium, in Mpumalanga Province, on Saturday evening.

Amapiano artists Kabza De Small and Mthunzi were the biggest winners with four awards in the Best Amapiano, Song of the Year, Best Produced Album and Best Collaboration categories.

Other winners were Nontokozo Mkhize for Best Newcomer, Mthandazo Gatya for Best R&B, and Bongezile Mabandla scooped an award African Pop. 

Oscar Mbo, who won Best Styled Artist award, said: "Thank you so much to everyone who support what we do. Style phambili umutu emuva (style forward people backwards)."

Lifetime achievement was awarded to Oscar 'Oskido' Mdlongwa, who performed a medley of different songs and took the audience back in the years with some of his old songs such as Zabalaza

Oskido said after his performance: "It's not about the fame. It's not about how much money I make or how many cars I have. It's about how many people I’ve gotten in the industry."

He said that making stars goes on and on. "Legends never give up, "he said.

Boom Shaka, which also received a lifetime award, performed some of their classic hit songs, with the audience singing along.

The group's member, Thembi Seete, said: "We're here celebrating 30 years of music excellence and democracy. I miss Lebo and you guys miss Lebo as well. Do you feel her presence?"

Makhadzi walked away with Best Female Artist award. She said: "This award goes to all the female in the category I was competing with because we deserve this award."

Below is the full list of winners:

Best Gospel Album

  • Ntokozo Mbambo – Lavish Worship
  • Jumbo – Siyabonga
  • Hle – Take Heart

Best Jazz Album

  • Amandla Freedom Ensemble – Oratorio Of A Forgotten Youth
  • Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane – Izibongo
  • Mbuso Khoza – Ifa Lomkhono
  • Bokani Dyer – Radio Sechaba
  • Vusi Mahlasela – Umoya: Embracing The Human Spirit

Best Produced Album

  • Isimo – Kabza De small & Mthunzi
  • Sgudi Snyc – De Mthuda & Da Muziqal Chef
  • Permanent Music 3 – Dlala Thukzin
  • Ukhamba – Inkabi Zezwe
  • Kurhula – Kelvin Momo

Best Collaboration

  • Kabza De small & Mthunzi – 'Imithandazo' ft. DJ Maphorisa, Young Stunna, Sizwe Alakine and Umthakathi Kush
  • DJ KENT – 'Horns in the Sun (Thakzin remix)' ft. Thakzin, Brenden Praise, Mo T and Morda
  • Inkabi Zezwe – 'Umbayimbayi'
  • Tyler ICU – ‘Mnike’ ft. Tumelo ZA, Dj Maphorisa: Nandipha808, CeekaRSA and Tyrondee
  • Mellow & Sleazy – ‘Imnandi Lento’ ft. Tman Xpress, SjavasDaDJ and TitoM

Song of the Year

  • 'Imithandazo' – Kabza De small & Mthunzi ft. DJ Maphorisa, Young Stunna, Sizwe Alkaline and Umthakathi Kush
  • 'Yes God' – Oscar Mbo & KG Smallz ft. Dearson, Morda, Mhaw keys (Mhaw keys remix)
  • 'Horns in the Sun' –  DJ KENT ft. MoT, Brenden Praise, Morda, Thakzin (Thakzin remix)
  • 'Dalie' – Kamo Mphela ft. Baby S.O.N, Tyler ICU & Khalil Harrison
  • 'Water' – Tyla
  • 'iPlan' – Dlala Thukzin ft. Zaba & Sykes
  • 'Mnike' – Tyler ICU ft. DJ Maphorisa, Nandipha808, CeekaRSA and Tyrondee
  • 'Izenzo’ – Bassie & Aymos ft. T-Man SA
  • 'Sgudi Snyc' – De Mthuda & Da Muziqal Chef ft. Eemoh & Sipho Magudulela
  • 'Masithokoze' – DJ Stokie ft. Eemoh

Artist of the Year

  • Lwah Ndlunkulu
  • Tyla
  • Oscar Mbo
  • Tyler ICU
  • Morda

Best Viral Challenge

  • TitoM & Yuppe – 'Tshwala' Bam ft. S.N.E & EeQue
  • Tyler ICU – 'Mnike' ft. Tumelo ZA, Dj Maphorisa: Nandipha808; CeekaRSA; Tyrondee
  • Tyla – 'Water'
  • Kamo Mphela – 'Dalie' ft. Baby S.O.N, Tyler ICU & Khalil Harrison
  • Tebza De DJ – 'Ka Valungu' ft. DJ Nomza The King

Best New Artist

  • Nontokozo Mkhize
  • Harry Cane
  • Sykes
  • Robin Fassie
  • Shakes & Les

Best Duo/Group

  • Thee Legacy
  • De Mthuda & Da Muziqal Chef
  • Inkabi Zezwe
  • Mellow & Sleazy
  • Tito M & Yuppe

Best Dance

  • Zakes Bantwini – 'Mama Thula’ ft. Skye Wanda, Thakzin & Suffocate SA
  • DJ KENT – 'Horns in the Sun' ft. MoT; Brenden Praise; Morda; Thakzin (Thakzin remix)
  • Dlala Thukzin – 'iPlan' ft. Zaba & Sykes
  • Heavy-K – 'Ulele' ft. Samthing Soweto, Thakzin & Professor
  • MORDA – 'Burning' Bush ft. Thakzin & Ihhashi Elimhlophe

Best Kwaito/Gqom

  • 'Hello' – DJ Kotin ft. Big Nuz, Mshayi & Mr Thela
  • 'Hade Boss' – DJ Lag & Mr Nation Thingz ft. K.C Driller
  • 'Sisestyleni Babies' – SYKES ft. Skillz & RudeBoyz

Best Hip Hop

  • 'Ving Rhames' – A-REECE
  • '018' – Cassper Nyovest ft. Maglera Doe Boy
  • 'Prosper In Peace ' – Nasty C ft. Benny The Butcher
  • 'Khuliyano' – Khuli Chana
  • 'Solo' – DA LES ft. Manu World Star, Gemini Major, & NAVIO

Best African Pop

  • Bongeziwe Mabandla – 'Amaxesha'
  • Inkabi Zezwe – 'Ukhamba'
  • Lwa Ndlunkulu – 'Imizwa'
  • Nomfundo Moh – 'Ugcobo'
  • Zonke – 'Embo'

Best Amapiano

  • 'Imithandazo' – Kabza De small & Mthunzi ft. DJ Maphorisa, Young Stunna, Sizwe Alakine and Umthakathi Kush
  • 'Sgudi Snyc’ – De Mthuda & Da Muziqal Chef ft. Eemoh & Sipho Magudulela
  • 'Imnandi Lento' – Mellow & Sleazy ft. Tman Xpress; SjavasDaDj; TitoM
  • 'Mnike' – Tyler ICU ft. Tumelo ZA, DJ Maphorisa, Nandipha808, CeekaRSA and Tyrondee
  • 'Awukhuzeki' – DJ Stokie ft. Omit ST, Sobzeen and Zee_nhle

Best Music Video

  • 'Izenzo' – Bassie & Aymos ft. T-Man SA
  • Sgudi Snyc' – De Mthuda & Da Muziqal Chef ft. Eemoh & Sipho Magudulela
  • Tyla – 'Water'
  • 'Dalie' – Kamo Mphela ft. Baby S.O.N, Tyler ICU & Khalil Harrison
  • 'IN 2 U' – Mthandazo Gatya

Best Male

  • Aymos
  • De Mthuda
  • Kelvin Momo
  • Morda
  • Kabza de Small

Best Styled

  • Oscar Mbo
  • Zakes Bantwini
  • Morda
  • Dbn Gogo
  • Musa Keys

Best R&B

  • Mthandazo Gatya – 'N 2 U'
  • Filah Lah Lah – 'Call Me'
  • Nanette & Blxckie ft. BGRZ  – 'Talk 2 Me'
  • Tyla – 'Water'
  • Nontokozo Mkhize ft. Nomfundo Moh – 'Lu Strong'

Best Female

  • Makhadzi
  • Kamo Mphela
  • Ntokozo Mbambo
  • Tyla
  • Lwah Ndlunkulu

Global Icon Award

  • Tyla

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • DJ Oskido
  • Boom Shaka.