The 16th annual Metro FM Awards was held at the Durban ICC on Saturday. Local rapper – Nasty C – went home as the night’s biggest winner with an impressive total of four awards: including Best New Artist, Best Male, Best Hip Hop and Song of The Year. The most coveted award – Song of The Year – was decided by the fans, with voting lines open for the category. (Nasty C’s lyrics, “Am I ever gonna quit? Hell Naw” were trending on Twitter on the evening of the event.)
Is he ever gonna quit? Hell Naw. 4/4 @Nasty_CSA well done you're so deserving of this. We got you and you made us so proud tonight. Love you
— Ice Bear (@QueenRii_xo) February 25, 2017
The Listeners Choice Award was given to Amanda Black, who was also awarded Best R&B Single for ‘Separate’. Babes Wodumo was nominated for four categories this year, but unfortunately walked away empty-handed. Other award winners included Du Boiz for Best Music Video with ‘Dope Dreams’, Ricky Rick for Best Hit Single with ‘Sidlukotini’ and Vee Mampeezy with ‘I Do’.
Hosts of the evening, Pearl Modiadie and Amon Mokoena, announced that R100 000 in prize money would be given to each winner of the various categories.
After such a successful night, South Africa will surely be keeping an eye on him and there’s nothing but anticipation building for next year’s awards.
Image sourced from Yomanzi TM’s article of the 2017 Metro FM Awards.