The young rapper won the Best New Artist, Best Male Album, Best Hip Hop and also the most contested category the Song of the Year.
Nasty C's song of the year "Hell Naw" came out tops beating some of the most loved songs of 2016 such Kwesta's "Ngundu", Kind Manada's " Skabora Moreki" and Babes Wodumo's "Wololo".
Riky Rick "King Kotini" won an award for the Best Hit Single for the song "Sidlukotini" and during his acceptance speech, he called out mainstream radio for killing the dreams of young musicians by not playing their music.
Before his mic was switched off, this is what Riky Rick said on stage, "I thought I'll be more excited to get this…. Shout out to the kids who don't get their music played on the radio because they don't have enough money…. 90 percent of the sh*t I hear on radio is garbage the real stuff is living on the internet…To all the kids who are trying to make it forget radio go to the internet and let your song pop on the internet."
"Stop playing with the people, the people are not stupid" - Ricky Rick— Chuma Maq🌸 (@ChumaMaq) February 25, 2017
The realest person out there 👏🏾#MMA16
S/O to you man
Riky is really pissed off. And with good reason. These radio stations don't give upcoming artists an opportunity to shine. #MMA16.— Qhama (@QhamaBona_7) February 25, 2017
Vee Mampezeey from Botswana took the One Africa Award and also gave an electrifying performance. Other winners were Kelly Khumalo for Best Female Album, Mafikizolo for Best Styled Artist, Musa for Best African Pop Album and L'Vovo took one for Best Kwaito single.
Caiphus Semenya and his wife Letta Mbuli were honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award for their outstanding contribution in the music industry.