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 This past weekend were the 16th annual Metro FM Music Awards and has never disappointed before but this year, plenty of peeps were less than satisfied with the awards. The words used to describe this year’s awards are “underwhelming”, let’s take a look at the highlights of the evening.

First things first, there was so much controversy around the awards themselves after there were allegations that the awards are being bought and sold like chappies at a taxi rank. Ricky Rick echoed the same sentiments when he went on a Kanye West inspired rant, and blasted the radio industry and how it is able to spend so much money on award ceremonies but can’t put on struggling artists.


Was he hinting that his award for Best Hit Single, was bought? Damn, even his sound was cut but that didn’t stop him, he went to Twitter to get other things off his chest.

Kwesta and Khuli Chana also went on mini Twitter rants after losing to Mabala Noise Entertainment artists, Nasty C and Du Boiz. 

Black Coffee also added his 2 cents worth in support of Ricky Rick,

The performances of the night that were hailed as being full of energy were L’Vovo’s rendition of Amatin Tin, Dr Malinga’s hit song Akulaleki and Gemini Major’s Ragga Ragga. The big yawns of the night were the lip synchers- side eye Mshoza and Unathi. 

The surprise of the evening was that Babes Wodumo didn’t get even one award in the 4 categories she was nominated in. In a surprise twist, Nasty C won in all 4 categories he was nominated in and usurped the Song Of The Year from Babes Wodumo and Kwesta. What a wow.

Kelly Khumalo won her first Metro FM award in the 13 years she’s been in the industry and Durban’s Finest came back with a bang and they  took the award for best Duo/Group. Also, former Idols SA contestants Musa and Amanda Black walked away with awards, how 

And this moment right here! This was golden.


Here is the full list of the winners below!

Best New Artist: Nasty C: Bad Hair Extensions

Best Compilation Album: DJ Qness: Essential Selections

Best Collaboration: Ms Pru: Ameni

Best Urban Dance Album: Henry Philemon: Man of Definition

Best Urban Gospel Album: Dr Tumi: Love & Grace

Best Produced Album: Sjava: Isina Muva

Best Music Video: Du Boiz: Dope Dreams

Best R&B Single: Amanda Black: Separate 

Best African Pop Album: Musa: Mr Serious

Best Dance Album: Mobi Dixon: Live The Music

Best Styled Artist or Group: Mafikizolo

Best Female Album: Kelly Khumalo: My Truth

Best Male Album: Nasty C: Bad Hair Extensions

Best Kwaito Single: L’Vovo: Amatin Tin

Best Hip Hop Album: Nasty C: Bad Hair Extensions

Best Duo/Group Album: Durban’s Finest: Reloaded

Best Remix: Prince Kaybee: Don’t Give Up

Best Hit Single: Riky Rick: Sidlukotini

One Africa Award: Vee Mampeezy: I Do

Listeners Choice Award: Amanda Black

Song of the Year: Nasty C

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