Kaunda Selisho

By Kaunda Selisho


Katlego Maboe joins Lerato Kganyago to host Metro FM Music Awards

The SABC explained that they appointed the pair based on their skills as sought after hosts, who are able to carry events of this caliber.

With just two weeks to go until the 2023 Metro FM Music Awards (MMA23), The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has finally let the audience know who will be hosting the long-awaited main event. 

SABC fan favourites Lerato ‘LKG’ Kganyago and Katlego Maboe have been selected as the hosts for the star-studded and esteemed Metro FM Music Awards 2023 (MMA23). 

The main event will take place on Saturday, 6 May 2023, at the Mbombela Stadium in Mpumalanga.

Class and high energy 

Metro FM DJ Lerato Kganyago
Metro FM DJ Lerato Kganyago was one of the speakers at the event announcing the return of the Metro FM Music Awards.

The SABC explained that the decision by Metro FM to appoint Kganyago and Maboe is based on their skills as sought-after hosts, who are able to carry events of this calibre. 

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“The two presenters exude class and high energy, elements that embody the prestigious Metro FM Awards.”

‘Thrilled and honoured’

Speaking about the opportunity Lerato Kganyago states “I am absolutely thrilled and deeply honored to be entrusted with the role of co-hosting the prestigious Metro FM Music Awards 2023 alongside the incredibly talented Katlego Maboe. 

“As a long-standing member of the Metro FM family with seven years of experience, and with a solid background in live television and broadcasting, I understand the significance of this event and I am confident in my ability to deliver an exceptional experience for South Africa’s music fans. The MMAs are a true highlight of the year for music lovers, and I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of it all. 

“Together with Katlego Maboe, we promise to bring an unparalleled level of class, energy, and excitement to the stage. Get ready for a night that will leave you mesmerised and craving for more, as we celebrate the very best of South African music with the industry’s leading artists and producers,” she concluded. 

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“I am absolutely thrilled to be chosen as the host of the Metro FM Music Awards 2023! It is an incredible honour to be part of such a prestigious event, and I am super excited to be hosting alongside the talented Lerato Kganyago. I am looking forward to celebrating the best of South African music with all the amazing artists, producers, and fans. I can’t wait!” commented Katlego Maboe.


Voting lines for the 2023 Metro FM Music Awards remain open. To vote: Dial *120*45787# and follow the prompts. USSD rates are charged at R1.50 per minute.

Voting lines are opened on 31 March 2023, and will stay open until 30 April 2023, at midnight, except for the song of the year category that closes at 9pm on 6 May 2023.

Tickets for all official Metro FM Music Awards 2023 events are available at Computicket at the following prices:

Metro FM Music Awards ticket prices
Metro FM Music Awards ticket prices | Picture: Screengrab

Where to watch the awards 

The awards will be broadcast live on SABC 1, SABC Plus and Metro FM’s YouTube channel at 8pm.

The SABC concluded by encouraging people to tune in “to witness some of today’s biggest South African music acts on stage, as well as see their favourite A-list South African celebrities walk the ‘Black Carpet and participate in the awards”.

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