By: Thembisile Dzonzi
ALL bets are in to see who will take top prize at the 2015 Metro FM Awards, which will be held this weekend.
The 14th annual Metro FM awards in Durban is an extravaganza themed “celebrating greatness”.
As one of the countries largest urban radio stations, Metro FM will be awarding South Africa’s hardest working artists of the past year with a prestigious silver trophy.
It seems Hip-hop is ruling the roost this year with rapper Cassper Nyovest having received six nominations, followed by AKA and K.O, who each received five. Newcomers Beatenberg also received five nominations, including Song of the Year and Best Group.
Wits Vuvuzela asked Witsies who they thought would be crowned King of the Metros by taking home the most awards. Cassper Nyovest is clearly a campus favourite, with a unanimous vote of confidence.
“Between Cassper and AKA. I’m torn because they both had a good year, but I’ll go with Cassper,” said Bongiwe Mazibuka, a fourth year BA student in performing arts.
Aslam Bulbulia, a Development Planning Masters student, agreed and said,“I think Cassper, he has a broader appeal and he’s a lot more innovative in his music.”
Lebohang Tsotetsi, a first year BSc student said, “It will have to be Cassper, many people love him, even Kwesta said so. Plus he has so many hits.”
One of the most sought-after accolades of the awards is the Song of the Year category. Reactions on who would take home the award were mixed.
Third-year BA student, Lesego Kgado thought Call Out by DJ Fisherman should win.
“I think Fisherman because he had the number two song of the year,” Kgado said.
Tsotetsi predicted that it will be between Black Motion and Fisherman.
“It has to be Cassper Nyovest’s Doc Shebeleza. It was the song of the year last year,” added Mazibuka.
The award ceremony will be held at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (Durban ICC) and will be broadcast live on SABC 1 at 8pm this Saturday, February 28.