Citizen Reporter
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27 Feb 2017
12:26 pm

Musicians who were not pleased with Metro FM Awards

Citizen Reporter

The 16th Metro FM Awards have been trending for all the wrong reasons. This is what musicians had to say about them.

Hip-hop artist Kwesta poses for a picture at the Bassline in Johannesburg on June 15. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark

The 16th Metro FM Awards left many artists and fans unhappy with the results. It all began with Riky Rick, who said he was not happy with winning his award because there were talented artists who, while struggling, submitted their music to radio stations but never got airplay.

“If niggaz can pay for these f***ing awards, then my nigga, I don’t want them,” he later tweeted.

DJ Black Coffee also took to social media to share his discontentment with the awards, asking why his remix did not make the cut even though it was played worldwide.

Kwesta released one of the most-celebrated songs in 2016, Ngud, and left many hoping he would take Song of the Year. Instead, the award went to Nasty c for Hell Naw, and fans were not happy.

Even model Ntando Duma thought Ngud would take the award. Kwesta also took to social media to share his thoughts, saying “the bullsh*t must be called”.

Rapper L-Tido said the music industry was “corrupt” after Babes Wodumo and Kwesta failed to take home awards.

Former Ambitiouz Entertainment artist just showed his support for Riky Rick’s speech.

Rapper JR, who has never won an SA award said they stopped mattering to him a long time ago.

Khuli Chana, who most think should have taken Best Music Video, said the power of the people was stronger than the people in power. “Fuck em,” he said, responding to a fan who was also unhappy about the outcome of the awards.

Zakes Bantwini also felt that Kwesta and Babes Wodumo should have taken at least one award home. He tweeted them, saying they had won the hearts of South Africans, which was the biggest award.

The Metros also received criticism from politicians, who accused Mabala Noise of corrupting the event.

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