When music, A-list celebrities and fashion meet, there is no doubt that the occasion will be a hit. This was indeed the case at the 15th annual Metro FM awards which took place on the 27th of February 2016, at the Durban International Convention Centre.
Aubrey Modiba, the Nedbank Keyona team soccer player who has now been signed to Mpumalanga Black Aces dribbled his way past the paparazzi on the BLACK carpet and it was my job to make sure he gets interviewed by all major media on the night.
The who’s who of the entertainment and fashion industry were there in designer garments and bling. Aubrey looked like a true A-lister as he was dressed in Palse, by Paledi Segapo. There were dozens of cameramen, each anticipating the arrival of the next celebrity guest. It was like that moment at the airport international arrivals, when you can see the anticipation on the faces of the people waiting for their loved ones. Aubrey and I were well received by Khanya Mkangisa “Im supposed to be your date Aubrey, where have you been?” she joked.
As a musician myself, I felt honoured to be amongst some A-list musicians that I personally admire. I was dressed in a stunning black Diane dress by Diana Tadjuideen which definitely made me feel like a princess. When you look good, you feel good right? Bonang Matheba and Mo Flava were lovely hosts who conducted themselves very professionally.
The atmosphere, lighting, sound and overall presentation was impressive but after 15 years of this ceremony, it is time for Metro FM to take it up a notch. I would advise the SABC to in future have free Wi-Fi and power banks at the awards, in order to allow more people to tweet and post pictures on Instagram immediately as things happen. One has to be cognisant of the cyber world we live in and being able to instantly post something online makes the role of the super-consumer more valuable.
The after party was the highlight of my evening; the food was lovely and we were entertained by the likes of the house music duo Sphectacula & DJ Naves.
“The most valuable lesson I learned from this experience was that preparation is everything. After all, spectacular achievement is always preceded by spectacular preparation.”