South African Hip Hop Awards: AKA, Riky Rick take top honours

AKARappers AKA and Riky Rick emerged as the top winners at the South African Hip Hop Awards which took place on Wednesday evening at Gold Reef City, south of Johannesburg.

AKA picked up awards for best collaboration, best video, most valuable, best digital sales and received a milestone award. AKA has won the most valuable award three years in a row.

Riky Rick took home album of the year and best male for his debut offering, Family Values.

The awards were not without drama as Anatii received the awards that he should have shared with AKA for their track The Saga.

The two had a fall out when AKA dissed Anatii in his song Composure, saying he was the reason the track did well.

At the awards, Anatii performed the remix of The Saga with AKA’s rival, Cassper Nyovest.

Full list of South African Hip Hop Awards winners below

Honorary award
DJ Ready D

Most Valuable

Best local brand

Best International brand
Red Bull

Best dance crew
Supreme I Crew

Promoter of the year
Pop Bottles

DJ of the year
Major League DJz

Album of the year
Riky Rick – Family Values

Best Freshman
Nasty C – Price City

Mixtape of the year

Hustler of the year

Lyricist of the year

Best Graffiti

Producer of the year

Best Collabo
Anatii x AKA – The Saga

Best Female
Assessa – Yim Lo

Best male
Riky Rick – Family Values

Best hip hop radio show
VenRap Radio

Best video
Anatii x AKA – The Saga

Song of the year
Emtee – Roll Up

Best digital sales

AKA (3 Gold singles and a Gold Album)
Cassper (Platinum Album)

King of Northern Cape
Kgomotso Modiragale

King of Eastern Cape

Lungelo “TruSenz” Nzama

King of Kwa-Zulu Natal

Lindo “Prowjekt” Thwala

King of Free State

Dithato Mogoiwa

King of Mpumalanga

Ecks Exodus Nkosingiphile

King of North West
DJ Lemonka

King of Western Cape

Zanzolo Uzwi Kantu

King of Limpopo

Nema Wama Hunghuni

King of Gauteng
Refiloe Ramogase

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