Meet The Hosts Of The 2021 Yarona FM Music Awards

The countdown has officially begun

By  | Aug 26, 2021, 02:41 PM 

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It's all systems go for the much anticipated 7th annual Yarona FM Music Awards (YAMAs) and Mdu Tha Party and Kedi Molosiwa have been unveiled as the official hosts of the awards ceremony.

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Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the awards will take place virtually on 25 September 2021. In a Tweet, Mdu Tha Party expressed his excitement about the gig and promised everyone a night of top-tier entertainment at the awards.

"I'm super excited to be your host for the 7th @TheRealYaronaFM Music Awards #YAMAS. I promise top-tier entertainment, fire dance moves and you just might catch me in a suit  Catch the #YAMAS Live on @nowtv_bw CH290 on @DStvBotswana September 25th, 2021," he tweeted.

Speaking to The Monitor Yarona FM station manager Kelly Ramputswa -Tlale recently said that they believe the duo will do an incredible job when they host the awards. "Every year we make it a point to select high flying presenters from the station to host the event. We would like to believe Mdu Tha Party and Molosiwa earned it this time around due to the amazing duo work that they are doing on the radio. The station has confidence  that the pair will do a great job during the awards ceremony night and they both have rich experience in hosting event of such a magnitude,"

Yarona FM hosts the awards, which are arguably one of the country's biggest music awards, honoring the hard work and dedication of several creatives behind some of the best music releases in 2020.

The YAMAs recently received more than 1 Million from sponsors which will benefit over 200 creatives in Botswana. According to Botswana Unplugged, MYSC gave the YAMAs P800 000, FNBB contributed P500 000, and Mascom with P150 000. P60 000 has been set for the People’s Choice Artists of the Year category winner followed by Song of the Year category which has a P40 000 share.

Speaking to Botswana Unplugged, YAMAS Project Manager Percy Raditladi said, "Over 200 creatives such as musicians, dancers, instrumentalists, fashion designers, graphic designers, and creative directors are expected to benefit from the money that we have received from our sponsors.

This is the first time that we will have winners walking away with large sums of money such as P60 000, this will be the first in the history of music awards in the country. As the event organizers, we appreciate that the sponsors have assisted on our quest of developing the arts industry especially during this COVID- 19 era which has resulted in most artists losing their jobs"

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