CLEANED UP: Kwesta bagged four awards at the SAMAs
Hip hop sensation Kwesta has been crowned the king of Mzansi music.

The rapper cleaned up with six awards at the South African Music Awards (SAMA) held in Sun City on Friday and Saturday night.

He won the Samro Highest Airplay of the Year, SAMPRA highest Airplay of the Year, Best Rap Album, Best Male Artist of the Year and Best Album of the Year for his Dakar II album and hit single Ngud.

Amanda Black was also the star of the glitzy show, bagging four awards including best newcomer, best female artist, best R&B/soul/reggae album and best album – all from her kwaai debut album Amazulu.

                   BIG WINNER: Amanda Black

The event at Sun City was buzzing with celebs including hip hop royalty Khuli Chana.

Kwesta, who missed out at the Metro FM Awards, and Stogie T performed in an evening that once again highlighted hip hop’s domination of the local music industry.

Rapper Nasty C, who bagged the most awards at the Metro FM Music Awards, took the Record of The Year gong.

Black Motion, who have dazzled audiences with their energetic performances, walked away with awards for best duo/group and best dance album.

Other notable winners were Dr Malinga (best kwaito album), Vusi Nova (best Afro Pop album) and GoodLuck (best pop album).

Rebecca Malope, Don Laka and Babsy Mlangeni were honoured with Lifetime Achievement awards.

But there was no such luck for Wololo hitmaker Babes Wodumo, who went home empty-handed.