07 March 2017

What went down at the Metro FM Music Awards

Rapper Nasty C cleaned out the awards at the Metro FM Music Awards by walking away with all four awards he was nominated for.

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".

The main awards ceremony was hosted by Pearl Modiadie and Amon Mokoena and to add a little bit of drama the back room where winners were interviewed after they accepted the awards was hosted by Khanyi Mbau and Somizi Mhlongo.

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."

Amanda Black who was nominated in five categories walked away with two awards for Best R&B single and Listeners Choice Award.

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.
Thulile Gama