MMAs was marred by technical glitches that resulted in speeches cut short and voice over artist who seem to mispronounce names.
Considering millions ploughed in the awards, one would not expect such costly mistakes to happen.
Nevertheless, the show went on and each category carried a cool R100 000 cheque, up for the taking.
One thing for certain, since the awards has been confirmed will be held in Durban for the next three-years, the attendance is always pleasing, following the sold out tickets, including VIPs.
Ok, back to the awards Mahikeng born Refilwe Mooketsi aka Fifi Cooper and Emtee, took home seven categories between them, including best hip-hop album and best female album, ousting favourites AKA and Cassper Nyovest, respectively.
The Motswako rapper won Best Newcomer, Best Produced Album and Best Female Album. The rapper couldn’t contain her excitement.
“I have a son, so it’s very important for me to dream big so that I can provide for him,” she said after the show.
Afro soul singer, Nathi Mankayi won the biggest award of the evening – Song of The Year for his hit Nomvula.
He also won Best African pop album for his debut album, Buyel’Ekhaya, and received R230 000 for his wins.
For your efforts well done Lance Stehr, his boss at Muthaland Music.
On the sidelines, an eye-sore had to be poor drainage systems that did not function following a heavy storm in the Durban City Center.
Cars had to be towed away and some busses had to re-route on Friday evening, as we made our way into the City for a private pre party.
Most of the people we spoke to, at the garage next to the Durban Station said they hoped the local government will address this matter as this inconvenienced their plans and damaged cars.
“We have no problem the City hosting the awards but why such a despicable drainage system in one of the country’s tourist destinations?” they asked.