Wednesday, April 17, 2024

2024's 18th Metro FM Awards announces ceremony and black carpet presenters.

by Thinus Ferreira

The 18th Metro FM Awards taking place on 27 April at the Mbombela Stadium in Mpumalanga for a second consecutive year will have Luthando "Lootlove" Shosha and Tebogo Thekisho, known as ProVerb, as the hosts.

The SABC radio station says the music awards ceremony's black carpet coverage will be done this year by SABC1 presenter Nomalanga Shozi and DJ Sabby. 

TV personality Lamiez Holworthy and the 5FM presenter Zanele Potelwa will co-host the Green Room where they will interview category winners.

The theme of 2024's Metro FM Awards is "Back to the Future" with the Mpumalanga provincial government once again pouring millions of rand into the awards show to promote tourism to the province. The Motsepe Foundation is also a sponsor.

The 18th Metro FM Awards will be broadcast live on SABC1 and the public broadcaster's streaming service SABC+ on Saturday 27 April from 20:00. 

It is preceded on 26 April by a pre-party on the Friday evening at The Prestige Lifestyle Grand, and followed the day after on Sunday 28 April by the Metro FM Love Movement taking place at the Lowveld National Botanical Gardens.

"I'm thrilled and deeply honoured to be hosting the 2024 edition of the Metro FM Music Awards," says Luthando Shosha in a Metro FM statement.

"It's also a monumental career moment, as I step into the role of hosting my first awards ceremony. I'm eager to bring joy, laughter, and unforgettable moments to the awards show, alongside Proverb. Here is to creating magic together on screen."

Kina Nhlengethwa, Metro FM business manager, says "South African music is thriving, attracting new audiences globally and inspiring black excellence. It was only fitting that this year's theme be carried by some of the industry's best presenters, who bring a wealth of knowledge about diverse facets of the South African arts and entertainment scene."