Chomee performing during the opening ceremony, tweeted by PruLuv.
The 2011 Metro FM Music Awards went down at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit on Saturday night (26 November) and delivered awards in 20 categories, including a double whammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
Both Spikiri and Ray Phiri were honoured for their lifetime achievements while AKA, Zahara and Big Nuz headlined the night with multiple wins.
The ceremony was hosted Tbo Touch
and Zizo Beda
and opened with a performance by Chomee, Nothende and Theo Kgosinkwe.
As the action unfolded various shenanigans hit the show, most specifically an explosion of behind-the-scenes noise and panic that the audience could overhear.
Of course Twitter vibrated with the noise, with celebrity guests and those listening on the radio tweeting about the sound bolts. Tumisho Masha
spent an hour worrying about it ...
... and TVSA blogger Cheesa
(@Boni33 on twitter) heard it echoed:
Also loud was Zahara's swing from winner to cringe-moment. The newcomer won two prestigious categories and iced her trophies with a headline performance.
The only problem was that she performed on a swing that flew down from the ceiling and impacted on her singing. TVSA blogger Tazteeq
(@narekekana on twitter) was in the action for us and had this to say:
Word from Taz' is that he grabbed lots of pics and gosss so keep a lookout for the sc-ooh-p.
In the meantime, here's who took top honours:Best African Pop
Ntando - Izaga (Proverbs)
Theo Kgosinkwe - GratefulMadoda - MziziBest Compilation Album
Vinny Da Vinci - Deep House Sounds Vol 8
Glen Lewis - House Avenue 6Terance - Music Box 5 (Home and Away)Best Produced Album
Zahara - Loliwe
Culoe De Song - ElevationAKA - Altar Ego Best Dance Album
Culoe De Song - Elevation
Black Motion - Talking To the DrumsDJ C'ndo - Finest Lady of House Vol 4 Best Female Album
KB - Run Free (The Evolution)
Nondumiso Tembe - Izwi LamiZahara - LoliweBest Urban Gospel
Rebecca - Uukuthula
Tshwane Gospel Choir - Modimo Wa MehloloWe Will Worship - The Movement BeginsBest Group Album
Mi Casa - Mi Casa MusicBig Nuz - Pound for Pound
C9ine - Sound GardenBest Kwaito AlbumBig Nuz - Pound for Pound
Bullistic - Hollow Point
Spikiri - The King Don Father 2.5Best Hip Hop AlbumAKA - Altar Ego
Morale - Smile, Clap & Bow
Tuks - TshwaneloBest Contemporary Jazz
Judith Sephuma - I am a living testimony
Swazi Dlamini - Gospel Meets Jazz (Live in Durban)Kunle Ayo - Best of Both WorldsBest Male
Kabomo - All Things GreySpikiri - The King Don Father 2.5
HHP - MotswafrikaBest Newcomer
ZaharaAKABest R&B Album
Nothende - LovelightLloyd Jansen - Lloyd Jansen
Keeno Lee - RevolutionSong of the YearZahara - Loliwe
Big Nuz - Sting Ray
Mi Casa - These StreetsBest Styled Artist/Group
Nkulee DubeSomiziHit Single of the Year
Big Nuz - Sting RayDJ Sbu ft Zahara - Lengoma
Character - EXBest Collaboration of the Year
L-Tido ft. K.O. - We Rollin'Morale ft.Zola - Ayamaah
AKA ft. Tumi, HHP, Amu - Victory Lap RemixBest Music Video
Mi Casa - These Streets
AKA - All I KnowNondumiso Tembe - Just a GuyTop Digital Download Award:
DJ Cleo.The Lifetime Achievement Award:
Spikiri and Ray Phiri.
The ceremony airs on SABC1
on Friday, 9 December at 21h00.