The highlights of the 16th Metro FM Awards

A lot went down at the award show that some were happy and not so happy about.

By  | Jun 22, 2020, 01:46 PM  | Top of The

Khanyi and Somizi

After an awards night of entertainment, fashion, funny tweets and celebrations we're bound to highlight some of the interesting things we saw from the ceremony

Amon and Pearl Modiadie

One thing that stood out were the hosts of the show, Pearl Modiadie and Amon Mokoena. The pair did a good job, delivering their lines trying to make a joke here and there and doing a few things differently. Pearl did a very risque dance routine that we thoroughly enjoyed, now we now we know why Pearl stays working at the gym her body looked amazing

Amon, on the other hand, was ok, he still does an amazing job as a day-time radio host but being an award show host wasn't exactly his strongest  forte'

Somizi and Khanyi Mbau
Mbau and Somizi

From the get go, this pair owned the night. Strutting their stuff onto the stage and serving attitude throughout the evening. Their outfits were glamorous and very event appropriate. It's a music award show, and it was clear that these two were having a lot of fun!

Twitter had a bit to say about the pair hosting the major awards as well. According to an SABC source, there was too much "politics" and "payment disputes" involved in choosing the hosts of the show. 

Riky Rick's speech

You may hate Riky Rick as much as you want but you can't deny that this guy has always been about the culture and the youth. The speech that he made when he went to go collect his award for Best Hit Single, inspired a whole lot of kids out there.

Listen to the speech one more time, Riky Rick was telling the truth, we only wish he was given the chance to finish what he wanted to get off his chest.

Lerato Kganyago's clap back
Now we all know that watching awards shows on Twitter is just as entertaining as watching them on TV. There was a lot of shade that was thrown at celebrities but the likes of Lerato Kganyago dished out just as much shade as well.

Like when one Twitter user commented on her outfit...

Lerato Kganyago

But then Lerato was ready with a very scathing response.

Kwesta and Babes Wodumo snubs

We're not sure how these two artists walked away empty handed last night, they both had the biggest singles in 2016.

A lot of fellow artists and fans were really disappointed at the snubs. Even Mbuyiseni Ndlozi had something to say about this snub.

As well as Zakes Bantwini..

L_Tido was just as disappointed at the results.


Amanda Black, Kelly Khumalo and Nasty C's big wins 

It wasn't all doom, gloom and bad production quality though. Young talent got to walk away with a few awards. Here is a full list of winners for the 2016/17 Metro FM Music Awards. 

Best New Artist – Nasty C

Best Compilation Album — DJ Qness

Best Collaboration — Miss Pru : Ameni

Best Urban Jazz Album — Henry Philemon

Best Urban Gospel Album — Dr Tumi

Best Music Video — DuBoiz : Dope Dream

Best Produced Album — Sjava :Isina Muva

Best R&B Single — Amanda Black

Best African Pop Album — Musa : Mr Serious

Best Dance Album — Mobi Dixon : Live the Music

Best Styled Artist — Mafikizolo

Best Female Album — Kelly Khumalo : My Truth

Best Male Album — Nasty C : Bad Hair Extensions

Lifetime Achievement Award — Caiphus Semenya & Letta Mbulu

Best Kwaito Album — Lvovo : Amatin tin

Best Hip Hop Album — Nasty C : Bad Hair Extensions

Best Group — Durban’s Finest : DJ Tira x DJSOXsa

Best Remix — Prince Kaybee : Don’t Give Up

Best Hit Single — Riky Rick : Sidlukotini

One Africa Award — Vee Mampeezy : I Do

Song of the Year — Nasty C : Hell Naw

What are your thoughts about the 2017 Metro FM Awards?

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