The 16th Metro FM Awards held last Saturday at the Durban ICC have raised a lot of issues concerning the credibility of the Metros.
The Metro have been trending on social media for all the wrong reasons. This was after rapper Riky Rick blasted TV and radio stations while giving his acceptance speech. Apparently, the musician wasn’t happy that he received an award while there are struggling artists out there who never even got airplay.
Following his acceptance speech at the Metros which was cut short, Riky took to Twitter to pour out his heart;
“If niggaz can pay for these f***ing awards, then my nigga, I don’t want them,” he later tweeted.
STOP PLAYING WITH THE PEOPLE… WE NOT STUPID…
— #STAYSHINING 🌍 (@rikyrickworld) February 25, 2017
Moreover, not just Riky, other artists were also dissatisfied with the results of the the 16th Metro FM Awards.
Here are some of the reactions we got from other artists on the 16th Metro FM Awards;
DJ Black Coffee weighed in on the matter raised by Riky Rick. He also took to social media to share his disappointment with the way the awards are being handled. Wondering why his remix did not make the cut even though it was played worldwide, the DJ suggested that Metro FM should limit itself to being a radio station only.
— #PIECESOFME (@RealBlackCoffee) February 26, 2017
Most people including Ntando Duma thought Kwesta’s Ngud would take the award for Song of the Year. Instead, the award went to Nasty c for Hell Naw. Ngud was clearly the most-celebrated songs in 2016.
Thus, Kwesta also took to social media to share his thoughts, saying “the bullsh*t must be called”.
Never been a bitter fella. We keep working, we just about music. But in the end the bullshit must be called. Just got 4 missed calls from me
— WatchNgiyazfelaNgawe (@KwestaDaKAR) February 25, 2017
For rapper L-Tido, the music industry was “corrupt” because Babes Wodumo and Kwesta did not win any awards.
Babes wodumo and Kwesta killed through out 2016 it's really sad they didn't win nothing . This music industry is so corrupt
— #16V (@L_Tido) February 25, 2017
Zakes Bantwini also felt that Kwesta and Babes Wodumo should have taken at least one award home. In his tweet, he said they had won the hearts of South Africans, which was the biggest award.
Awards are nothing bt pure acknowledgement they don't determine ur talent, Congrats to all the winners #MMA16
— Zakhele Madida (@ZakesBantwiniSA) February 25, 2017
A-Reece also showed support for Riky Rick’s speech;
Meanwhile, rapper JR, who has never won an SA award said they stopped mattering to him years ago.
Honestly guys, awards stopped mattering to me in 2011
— jr (@JRafrika) February 25, 2017
Again, Khuli Chana; who was expected to win Best Music Video, said the power of the people was stronger than the people in power.