I cannot be in South Africa for a week and not bring you some Mzansi news! Well, I was not at the 16th Metro FM Music Awards which took place on Saturday in Durban, but it has been getting so much buzz for all the wrong reasons, that I decided to bring you some update on it.
While South Africans discuss the merits of the scheme I bring you what their stars wore on the night from the stunning to the outrageous!
Hell Naw rapper Nasty C (real name David Junior Ngcobo) was the biggest winner on the night, taking home four awards including Song of the Year.The winners:
African Pop Album: Musa
Best Collaboration: Ms Pru featuring Emtee, Benchmarq, Fifi Cooper, A Reece
Compilation Album: DJ Qness
Dance Album: Mobi Dixon
Female Album: Kelly Khumalo
Group Album: Durban’s Finest
Hit Single: Riky Rick – Sidlukotini
Hip Hop Album: Nasty C
Male Album: Nasty C – Bad Hair Extensions
Music Video: Duboiz – Dope Dream
New Artist: Nasty C
Urban Gospel Albums: Dr Tumi – Love & Grace
Urban Jazz Album: Henry Philemon
R&B Single: Amanda Black – Separate
Best Remix: Prince Kaybee – Don’t Give Up
One Africa Award: Vee Mampeezy
Best Produced Album: Sjava
Best Styled Artist/Group: Mafikizolo
Listener’s Choice: Amanda Black
Here’s what some of our favourite celebrities wore:
Khanyi Mbau was easily the best dressed at the event. Her showstopping, dreamy ruffled gown turned many a head.
Host for the night Pearl Modiadie looked pretty in a mustard dress, but although we liked the dress, it didn’t suit her hairstyle.
Actress and TV personality Boity Thulo kept it simple in an olive green slip dress that showed just enough of her thigh game.
Never one to disappoint, Mafikizolo songstress Nhlanhla Nciza looked absolutely gorgeous in a gown from her clothing label, NN Vintage. Mafikizolo won the award for Best Styled Group.
Actress and radio host Thando Thabethe got it just right in a black number. We loved her simple, elegant high pony that accentuated her facial features.
Queen B, Bonang Matheba, looked beautiful in a metallic Gert Johan Coetzee gown with sheer flared sleeves.
Isibaya actress Jessica Nkosi owned it in this Zama Zarth design.
Isibaya actress Nomzamo Mbatha also wore a Zama Zarth design which showed just enough skin. We also loved how she styled her faux locks – they suited her goddess look and feel perfectly.
Images by Oupa Bopape