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Friday, 9 May 2014

Red Devils on the red carpet: Rooney, Van Persie and Co are joined by the WAGs as De Gea is crowned No 1 player at awards bash

David de Gea was named Manchester United's player of the year by both his team-mates and supporters at the club's annual awards ceremony on Thursday night.
The Spanish goalkeeper did the double as he received the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year award, voted for by the supporters, and the Players' Player of the Year prize for his impressive form this season.
De Gea picked up the supporters' award after claiming 54 per cent of the vote, ahead of Wayne Rooney and Adnan Januzaj in second and third place respectively.
The big winner: David de Gea (centre) is presented with the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year award by interim manager Ryan Giggs (right) and auction winner Steven Cross
The big winner: David de Gea (centre) is presented with the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year award by interim manager Ryan Giggs (right) and auction winner Steven Cross
Check this out: De Gea is presented with the Players' Player of the Year award by Juan Mata (right)
Check this out: De Gea is presented with the Players' Player of the Year award by Juan Mata (right)

Lady in red: Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea with pop-star girlfriend Edurne Garcia
Lady in red: Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea with pop-star girlfriend Edurne Garcia
Lady in red: Manchester United goalkeeper De Gea with pop-star girlfriend Edurne Garcia
Legends: Giggs (right) is presented with the Lifetime Achievement award by Sir Bobby Charlton
Legends: Giggs (right) is presented with the Lifetime Achievement award by Sir Bobby Charlton


Recognition: Wayne Rooney was later presented with the Goal of the Season award by former United forward Brian McClair
Recognition: Wayne Rooney was later presented with the Goal of the Season award by former United forward Brian McClair
Super strike: Rooney's strike against West Ham in March was named United's goal of the season
Super strike: Rooney's strike against West Ham in March was named United's goal of the season

Up and coming: James Wilson (right) is presented with the Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year award
Up and coming: James Wilson (right) is presented with the Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year award


Silverware: Saidy Janko is interviewed by Hayley McQueen after winning reserve player of the year
Silverware: Saidy Janko is interviewed by Hayley McQueen after winning reserve player of the year

De Gea said: 'I want to thank the fans. From my very first day at the club, I have felt their love and I’m really happy. For them, we will try next season to do our best again.'
Just moments before, de Gea had also received the accolade of Players' Player of the Year from his colleagues.
He said: 'I’m really happy to win this honour. I’m very grateful.

MANCHESTER UNITED 2013-2014 PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS

Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year - David de Gea
Player's Player of the Year - David de Gea
Goal of the Season - Wayne Rooney vs West Ham United on 22/03/14
Denzil Haroun Reserve Team Player of the Year - Saidy Janko
Jimmy Murphy Academy Player of the Year - James Wilson
Lifetime Achievement Award - Ryan Giggs

On stage: Michael Carrick is interviewed by hostess McQueen at the awards dinner
On stage: Michael Carrick is interviewed by hostess McQueen at the awards dinner
On the mic: Darren Fletcher is interviewed by host Jim Rosenthal at Old Trafford
On the mic: Darren Fletcher is interviewed by host Jim Rosenthal at Old Trafford
Hostess with the most-ess: McQueen addresses the audience at Old Trafford
Hostess with the most-ess: McQueen addresses the audience at Old Trafford



'Sometimes it's important for your team-mates to give you confidence and I think they're some of the best team-mates you can have.
'I tried to do my best this year and I think it was my best season so far. I felt really good and confident. I will try to do the same for next season.'
Wayne Rooney was awarded the Goal of the Season award for his 60-yard wonder-strike against West Ham at Upton Park in March.
The stunning effort, which brought back memories of David Beckham's long-range effort against Wimbledon in 1996, polled 58 per cent of the vote to beat Patrica Evra's goal at Bayern Munich.
Rooney said: 'It was a goal that I am really pleased with, I do think David Beckham's was a bit better, but I was happy to score.
Red Devil on the red carpet: Rooney and wife Coleen pose for a photo at Old Trafford
Red Devil on the red carpet: Rooney and wife Coleen pose for a photo at Old Trafford
Arrival: Rooney and wife Coleen on their way to the Player of the Year awards
Arrival: Rooney and wife Coleen on their way to the Player of the Year awards

In focus: Veteran Giggs poses for the cameras before the big bash
In focus: Veteran Giggs poses for the cameras before the big bash
Man in black: Giggs arrives for the dinner
Man in black: Assistant coach Paul Scholes arrives for the dinner
Men in black: Giggs and assistant coach Paul Scholes arrive for the dinner



Young couple: Manchester United winger Ashley Young and partner Nicky Pike
Young couple: Manchester United winger Ashley Young and partner Nicky Pike

Wave for the cameras: Robin van Persie and wife Bouchra on the red carpet
Wave for the cameras: Robin van Persie and wife Bouchra on the red carpet
A Dutch of class: Robin van Persie gives a little wave with his wife Bouchra on the red carpet

'I did worry that it might bounce over the goalkeeper at first, but you just have to hope for the best. Thankfully it came off.'
Interim manager Ryan Giggs was recognised for his services to the club with the Lifetime Achievement award.
Giggs said: 'I’m not usually an emotional person. But this has touched me. To receive this Lifetime Achievement is something special, one of the most special awards I’ve ever received.
Feisty: Michael Carrick with wife Lisa, who savaged Roy Keane on Twitter earlier in the season
Feisty: Michael Carrick with wife Lisa, who savaged Roy Keane on Twitter earlier in the season

All set: Carrick arrives hand in hand with his wife Lisa at Old Trafford
All set: Carrick arrives hand in hand with his wife Lisa at Old Trafford

All smiles: Manchester United's Darren Fletcher stands alongside wife Hailey
All smiles: Manchester United's Darren Fletcher stands alongside wife Hailey

'This club touches everyone’s heart; it’s not only a club, it’s a family. So many special people have been a part of that, so for me to win this is emotional and it’s a special night for me.
'I’ve played with so many great players who have had a massive impact on me, and of course Sir Alex Ferguson, who has been the single biggest influence on my career. I’m a lucky man.'
Two days after scoring a double on his debut against Hull City, 18-year-old James Wilson was named Jimmy Murphy Academy Player of the Year.

Arm in arm: Chris Smalling with girlfriend Sam Cooke
Arm in arm: Nani with fiance Daniela Martins
Arm in arm: Chris Smalling with girlfriend Sam Cooke (left), and Nani with fiancee Daniela Martins (right)


On the guest list: Boxer Tyson Fury and wife Paris arrive
On the guest list: Actor Andrew Whyment arrives
Fighting his way in: Boxer Tyson Fury and wife Paris arrive (left), as does actor Andrew Whyment (right)

Forward thinking: Record signing Juan Mata (right) and 'Little Pea' Javier Hernandez
Forward thinking: Record signing Juan Mata (right) and 'Little Pea' Javier Hernandez

Suited and booted: Tom Cleverley (left) and Danny Welbeck stand for the cameras
Suited and booted: Tom Cleverley (left) and Danny Welbeck stand for the cameras

Swiss right-back Saidy Janko was rewarded for his impressive debut season with the Denzil Haroun Reserve Team Player of the Year award.
The 18-year-old said: 'I'm very proud. I didn’t expect something like this.
'I’ve settled in pretty well because Manchester United is like a family, so I made friends really quickly. Warren Joyce [the United reserves coach] had confidence in me and gave me a chance to prove myself.'
Star-studded: Actress Jorgie Porter poses with her mum
Star-studded: Antonio Valencia arrives
Camera loves you: Actress Jorgie Porter poses with her mum (left), and Antonio Valencia arrives (right)

Young gun: Hot prospect James Wilson turns up for the awards
Young gun: Hot prospect Adnan Januzaj turns up for the awards
Young guns: Hot prospects James Wilson (left) and Adnan Januzaj (right) turn up for the awards

Big night: Nemanja Vidic arrives at his last Manchester United Player of the Year awards dinner
Big night: Club legend Sir Bobby Charlton and wife Norma Ball (right)
Big night: Nemanja Vidic arrives at his last Manchester United Player of the Year awards dinner (left), and is followed by club legend Sir Bobby Charlton and wife Norma Ball (right)

Thumbs up: Patrice Evra (left) makes his entrance
Hair we go: Marouane Fellaini makes his entrance
Thumbs up: Patrice Evra (left) and £27.5m signing Marouane Fellaini make their entrance
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Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Annie Lennox wins praise from Adele and Elton John at Music Industry Trust Award

All eyes were on singer, Annie Lennox on Monday night when she attended the 22nd Music Industry Trust Award at the Grosvenor Hotel in London.
The former Eurythmics star was honoured in recognition of her outstanding contribution to British music and her charity work at the event which was hosted by BBC Radio 2 presenter, Jo Whiley.
Annie, whose solo hits include Why and Walking On Broken Glass, was thrilled with the accolade and said: 'I’m very touched and honoured to receive this award.
There must be an angel: Annie Lennox arriving at the Music Industry Trust Award at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on Monday night
There must be an angel: Annie Lennox arriving at the Music Industry Trust Award at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on Monday night
'Music has given me a lifetime of experiences and opportunities that I would never have dreamed possible, and I feel very privileged to have been able to become an artist and communicator, especially as a woman.'
The 58-year-old looked decadent in a long gold down with perfectly matching heels. She wore pink lipstick and she kept her famously short, bleached, cropped hair, neat and fuss-free.
Singers Sir Elton John and Adele were among the stars who praised the chart-topping performer.
Who's that girl? The global superstar wore a gorgeous gold dress to the event
Who's that girl? The global superstar wore a gorgeous gold dress to the event
Speaking in a recorded video message, Sir Elton: 'It is so well deserved and not only for your extraordinary contribution to music and songwriting but also for your outstanding and tireless work as an HIV and AIDS activist and supporter of woman’s rights.'
Archbishop Desmond Tutu also spoke on the film. He said: 'She is one of those exemplary human beings who chose to put her success in her chosen career to work in order to benefit others. She is a true friend of Africa and of South Africa.
'Her Aids activism in general, and support for the treatment action campaign in-particular, contributed significantly to turning the pandemic around in our country.'
Congratulations: Annie was honoured for her contribution to music on the night
Congratulations: Annie was honoured for her contribution to music on the night
And writing in the programme for the event, Oscar-winning singer Adele added:
'So many of her songs have been the soundtrack to my life. Annie Lennox has been a constant part of my life. An example of a brilliant talent that exudes excellence and influence on everyone.'
The fundraising event was attended by more than 1000 other guests, including musicians, David Gray, Sandie Shaw and Peter Gabriel.

A family affair: Annie's daughters, Lola Fruchtmann and Tali Lennox turned up to support their mother
A family affair: Annie's daughters, Lola Fruchtmann and Tali Lennox turned up to support their mother
Annie's daughters, Tali Lennox, 20 and Lola Fruchtmann, 23, were also there to support their mother on the night.
Tali wore a black midi dress with a sweetheart neckline with black and yellow lace heels and her sister, Lola, wore a gold beaded tunic mini dress over black tights and colourful strappy sandals.
Previous winners of the award have been Sir Elton, Gary Barlow and Kylie Minogue OBE
The Music Industry Trusts Award has so far raised over £4.3 million for Nordoff Robbins and the BRIT Trust.
Sweet dreams: Annie's daughters, Tali (left) and Lola (right) look just like their mum
Sweet dreams: Annie's daughters, Tali (left) and Lola (right) look just like their mum
Sweet dreams: Annie's daughters, Tali (left) and Lola (right) look just like their mum
Down to earth: Singer Peter Gabriel was on the guestlist at the MIT's award
Down to earth: Singer Peter Gabriel was on the guestlist at the MIT's award
Special guests: Musicians David Gray (left) and Sandie Shaw (right) also made an appearance
Special guests: Musicians David Gray (left) and Sandie Shaw (right) also made an appearance
Special guests: Musicians David Gray (left) and Sandie Shaw (right) also made an appearance
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Sunday, 14 July 2013

Wawela Music Awards

LCentre to attend the first ever Wawela Music Awards courtesy of Southern African Music Rights Organization (SAMRO). I did not know what to expect considering the ‘drama’ that previously surrounded SAMRO.
ast Friday we headed to Sandton Convention
Wawela is a Zulu word meaning ‘to go beyond’. These awards are mainly to honour the talented individuals behind the music (the composers) in different platforms including Film, Radio and Television. Which I think is a great idea because we hardly pay attention to the songwriters/composers, who when you look at it, I think they are the most important.
When we arrived, the venue was already getting packed. I don’t like complaining so I am going to look past all the technical faults and time wasting that took place there because it was their first time hosting these awards, we hope next year all will be on point. It was a nice dinner gala set up, I loved it. However I was not impressed with the fact that before we went inside we were told that we can sit anywhere. Well, we followed instructions and just sat at a table that we chose and the next minute we were told ‘Sorry, you have to move because this table is reserved’. Why wasn’t there a Reserved sign on the table beats me.
Anyway, we got up and started looking for another table. So annoying because it’s really not cool to be walking around looking lost, all eyes come on to you. Thank goodness actress Thandy Matlaila who I think was part of the event organizers, came to our rescue and gave us a table.
Funny enough the table that she told us to occupy, had a huge reserved sign on it, and guess what? the high school naughty kid in me stepped out and took off the sign and threw it under the table. Haai shem there was no way I was going to be ordered to move again. Hehehehehehe. Here are the pictures that our photographer Picay managed to get for us.

Our Hosts for the evening, Azania Mosaka and Gareth Cliff. They did very well, funny but very classy. They knew what type of crowd they were dealing with.
Nick Motsatse, Chief Executive Officer of SAMRO. That day was his last as CEO of SAMRO. He has moved on to other avenues. He is posing here with his wife.
I met the legendary Sizwe Zako for the first time. He is such a humble man la tata. No wonder he is successful.
Another legend that was present and also got to perform for us is Johnny Glegg.
When Lebo M went up to collect his award, he name dropped shem. Yhuuuuuuuuuu!!! The emphasis on ‘My Grammy Award’ to working with ‘Quincy Jones’ hehehehehe.
Actor Luthuli Dlamini also came through looking hot as usual.
Still on the Dlamini’s, I saw singer LeAnne Dlamini as well.
Eish, I’m sorry but I don’t know who this lady is guys. Is it Khanyo Maphumulo? They look alike. If it’s not her then haaai I don’t know.
I was impressed by Daniel Baron’s performance. It kinda reminded me of Westlife.
Solomon Subz Sebothoma and Thandy Matlaila were both there to work. They were all over the place making sure all goes well.
Guys, I am still shocked by Guffy hey. This guy is practically saying NO to aging yazi? He looks very young and fresh. Wow!!!
Reverend Abe Sibiya, he is the Chairman of the SAMRO Board Of Directors.
Mam’ Dorothy Masuka’s acceptance speech for her Lifetime Achievement Award was full of words of wisdom. She gave advise to SA singers and said ‘God gave you the talent to sing. Use it wisely. Stop drinking and smoking that talent away’
Nominee, singer Nothende with her friend and fellow musician Ahmed Sirour. They are working together on tracks for Nothende’s next album.
I still need to know where Black Porcelain has been hiding all along. I never heard of her before these awards. This lady can sing.
Miss Lira’s acceptance speech was just too honest. She said 10years ago when things were tough for her, she survived through SAMRO money. She just couldn’t hide how thankful she was.
When it comes to music events like these then you know Lindelani Mkhize and Zwai Bala will be there.
Best performance of the night for me was by Phuzekhemisi. He delivered ubaba stru. With so much passion even. Look at that kick. Doctor Malinga who?? Lol
The Soil also performed well. Pure, fresh voices.
Mafikizolo did what they do best on stage.
Theo Kgosinkwe’s dance moves, that guy can move. Nhlanhla Nciza’s pants seem to be the IN thing at the moment. Toya DeLazy even rocked them at the BET Awards.
They also joined Mam’ Dorothy. It was amazing to watch.
There was an emotional and teary moment when they played a composition/video of uTata Nelson Mandela showing us his journey and all the work he has done throughout his life. The entire house went silent. I was even shocked by Gareth Cliff who couldn’t speak after watching it because it was that deep. When you look at people like Gareth you wouldn’t think they have feelings. Aza seemed stronger than him after that.
Gareth announced an After Party but I couldn’t attend it. I was too tired. I know some of you will say ‘Kiki you should have attended because we want umgosi’, but trust me when I tell you that there was no chance of umgosi there because of the crowd. What mgosi can one get from legends like Johnny Glegg and Mam’ Dorothy? Lutho shem. Lol!!
A big Thank you to Nosipho Ginindza and the Soul Providers team for inviting us. We had a great time. To the SAMRO family, we appreciate your initiative guys, keep it up.
Just some advise for the next awards. Please give us more entertainment. Those long breaks and silence during the serving of Dinner were not on. That is what kinda spoiled the night a little. Give us a comedian nje to keep us company. Otherwise you guys did very well for first timers. The Nominees were announced on the 21st May 2013 but unfortunately we couldn’t attend.
Here is the list of all the winners.
THE 2013 WAWELA MUSIC AWARDS WINNERS
  • Best soundtrack in a feature film or theatric documentary: Philip Miller for Leaving Father
  • Best song or composition in a Television Production: Gregory Reveret for Loxion Kulca Roots Best song or composition in a television commercial: Jeramy James Barnard for the Bells commercial
  • Best song or composition in a radio commercial: Rene Veldsman for the Shoprite commercial
  • Best creative album of the year: Black Porcelain for Invincible Summer
  • Songwriter of the year: LIRA Best South African duo/group: Tumi and the Volume
  • Best female artist & composer/co-composer: Black Porcelain
  • Best male artist & composer/co-composer: Daniel Baron
  • Statistical Award JB Arthur
Wawela Inaugural Recognition Awards
  • -          Alan Lazar
  • -          Mbongeni Ngema
  • -          Lebo M
  • -          Trevor Jones
  • -          Sizwe Zako
Breaking Through the Borders Award Trevor Jones Prolific Catalogue of Works Award Johnny Clegg Lifetime Achievement Award Dorothy Masuku
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