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Aka, Riky Rick, Zahara tipped for Metros

AZIZZAR MOSUPI | 2016-02-26 06:29:52.0
AKA. File photo.
Image by: Thuli Dlamini

Local celebrities looked into their crystal balls and made predictions on who could walk away with a coveted Metro FM Music Award in the most contested categories this weekend. Here are their winners.

AKA is pegged as the most likely to walk away with the best hit single and best remix award for smash hit Baddest, according to Universal Music marketing manager (Local Urban division), Tumi Voster.

Best hip-hop album is tipped to go to Boss Zonke hitmaker, Riky Rick for Family Values. "His album is a combination of both underground and commercial . It has depth but also lightness, so it's not one-dimensional," says SA Idols judge Somizi Mhlongo.

Soul singer Nathi's Buyelekhaya and Black Coffee's Pieces of Me go head to head for best male, with Zahara's Country Girl and Maleh's You Make MyHeart Go duking it out among the celebs for best female.

The song of the year is considered a tough race between Black Coffee's We Dance Again and Nathi's Nomvula.

The awards, taking place at the ICC Centre in Durban on Saturday, have been dubbed the Platinum Edition. A R100,000 cash prize for the winners of each category has been added this year. Metro FM's Bonang Matheba and Moeti "Mo Flava" Tsiki are hosting the awards.

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