The 2017 nominees have been announced at The Forum in Bryanston.

Here are the nominees:

Best top 5 African pop albums

  • Musa – Mr Serious
  • Amanda Black – Amazulu
  • Vusi Nova – Naninina
  • Soul Kulture – Ngeliny’langa
  • Sjava – Isina Muva

 Best top 5 collaborations

  • Ms Pru – Ameni
  • Bucie – Rejoice
  • DJ Speedsta – Mayo
  • Kwesta – Mayibabo

 Best top 5 compilation albums

  • DJ Tokzen – Mmthi’s Essential Sel 7
  • DJ Qness – Essential Selection
  • DJ Fresh – Fresh House Flava Vol 9

Best top 5 dance albums

  • Babes Wodumo – Gqom Queen Vol 1
  • Dr Malinga – Goodwill
  • Mobi Dixon – Live The Music
  • Mpumi – The Birth Of Mpumi
  • DJ Merlon – Original Copy

Best top 5 female albums

  • Amanda Black – Amazulu
  • Babes Wodumo – Gqom Queen Vol 1
  • Kelly Khumalo – My Truth
  • Lebo Sekgobela – Restored
  • Brenda Mntambo – So Much Love

 Best top 5 group albums

  • Jaziel Brothers – Out Of The Box
  • The Soil – Echoes of Kofifi
  • Soul Kulture – Ngeliny’langa
  • Durban’s Finest – Reloaded
  • Encore – Encore

Best top 5 hit single

  • City Lyts – Vura
  • Riky Rick – Sidlukotini
  • AKA – One Time
  • Ms Pru – Ameni
  • DJ Speedsta – Mayo

Best top 5 hip hop

  • Kwesta – Dakar
  • A Reece – Paradise
  • Anatii – Artifact
  • Nasty C – Bad Hair Extension
  • DJ Slique – Inayam Vol 1

Best top kwaito single

  • Mshoza – Abantu Bam
  • L’Vovo – Amatin Tin
  • Vetkoek & Mahoota – Sohamba Ngo 7
  • Sosha – Good Times

 Best top 5 male album

  • Nasty C – Bad Hair Extensions
  • Kwesta – Dakar
  • Sjava – Isina Muva
  • Mobi Dixon – Live The Music
  • A Reece – Paradise

 Best top 5 music video

  • Du Boiz – Dope Dream
  • Benchmarq – All On Me
  • Khuli Chana – One Source
  • Mafikizolo – Kucheza
  • Anatii – Jump

 Best top 5 new artists

  • Babes Wodumo – Gqom Queen
  • Nasty C – Bad Hair Extensions
  • Amanda – Black Amazulu
  • Sjava – Isina Muva
  • Soul Kulture – Ngeliny’langa

 Best top 5 urban gospel albums

  • Dr Tumi – Love & Grace
  • Lebo Sekgobela – Restored
  • Joyous Celebration – Joyous Celebration 20
  • We Will Worship – Mmuso
  • Khaya Mthethwa – The Dawn

Best top 5 urban jazz album

  • Jimmy Dludlu – In The Groove
  • Brenda Mntambo – So Much More
  • Thandiswa – Belede
  • Hugh Masekela – No Borders
  • Henry Philemon – Man Of Defination

 Best top 5 R&B single

  • Amanda Black – Separate
  • Floda – Decapitate Me
  • Charlie Mindgames – As Long As You
  • Zonke – Funky Lovin
  • Joocy – Thathinhliziyo

Best top 5 remixes

  • DJ Ganyani – Talk To Me
  • Prince Kaybee – Don’t Give Up
  • Thee Legacy – Wena Wedwa (Remix)
  • Bob’ezy – Close To You
  • Thee Legacy – S’thandwa Sami Remix

One Africa Award

  • Tekno – Pana (Nigeria)
  • Vee Mampeezy – I Do (Botswana)
  • Tiwa Savage – If I Start To Talk (Nigeria)
  • Kommanda – Obbs Ke Tauwa (Lesotho)
  • Patoranking – Kissing (Nigeria)

 Best top 10 songs of the year

  • Babes Wodumo – Wololo
  • Musa ft Robbie Malinga – Mthande
  • Kwesta – Ngudu
  • Amanda Black – Amazulu
  • Dr Malinga – Akulaleki
  • Durban Finest ft Professor – Umsindo
  • VKing Manada – Ska Bhora Moreki
  • Nasty C – Hell Naw
  • Lebo Sekgobela – Lion of Juda
  • Black Motion – Imali

This year’s theme is “What’s next is all that matters.” Voting lines are now open and will close at 23:59 on Sunday 12 February 2017. Every award winner will receive R100 000 prize money. The Metro FM Music Awards will be held in Durban at the iNkosi Albert Luthuli ICC on Saturday, 25 February.

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