The first ever Black Twitter Awards went down last night

Winners of the night included Daniel Marven, Dr. Sindi van Zyl and Bonang Matheba

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Black Twitter Awards 2017

The 6th Annual South African Hip Hop Awards took place last night and have been trending ever since so you can be forgiven for missing the first ever #BlackTwitterAwards2017 hosted by Siphiwo β€˜Spitch’ Nzawumbi and TV queen, Portia Gumede.

Black Twitter Awards 2017

Perhaps the pre-awards PR tender drama explains why many were late to the party

Despite the PR drama, the ZAlebs team put on their best PJs (think Bonang and Toke Makinwa in that expensive Gucci number, except ours were from Marabastad) and we broke out the boxed wine to enjoy during the show.

Bonang x Toke Blue Silk Gucci pajama set

5FM DJ, Rob Forbes wasted no time in sending in his β€œnominations” as soon as Gumede announced that they were open.

Black Twitter Awards 2017
Black Twitter Awards 2017

Although the awards took place in the digital arena, they ran more professionally than some of the local awards ceremonies in existence, complete with a red carpet to rival all red carpets.

The festivities began promptly, complete with an opening performance:

And the host got right into announcing the winners who included the likes of Daniel Marven, Austin Malema, Bonang Matheba and one of our faves, Dr. Sindisiwe Van Zyl.

The full list of winners in the 2017 Black Twitter Awards is as follows:Β 

We look forward to next year

As is the case with many awards shows, there was some post event drama brought on by those who felt shafted…

In case you are not familiar with Twitter and it’s sarcasm font, this entire article, as well as the β€œawards ceremony” and the β€œbeef” that arose as a result are not to be taken seriously ladies and gentlemen.Β 

And while you’re in the mood for awards, click here to vote for your faves in the first ever 2017 ZAlebs Awards.Β 

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