Rapper Kikky BadAss wrote herself a piece of history at the Zim Hip Hop Awards that took place in Bulawayo on Saturday.
The 22-year-old became the first female to win the People’s Choice award that had become a domain of male rappers for five years.
The first People’s choice award (2011) which was presented by the then reigning Miss Universe-Zimbabweabwe, Lisa Morgan went to P.O.Y.
The following year (2012) it went to Stunner, who happens to be the only rapper to have won it twice, picking it up again in 2016.
Other winners were Mudiwa (2013) Tricky J (2014) and T Gonz in 2015.
Kikky also bagged the Best Female award in a year that she has put in a lot of work collaborating with Nigerian rapper and songwriter Ycee together with A-list producer Wizzypro.
Her debut album Queen of the South carrying 13 tracks presents a very fearless yet innovative project for modern hip-hop, The Album draws the line in the sand as Kikky separates herself from her contemporaries by creating her own runway.
Below are the Zim Hip Hop Awards 2017 Winners
Best male – Stunner
Best female – Kikky Badass
Best newcomer – Tulk Munny
Best song – Tehn, No Stress
Best group – Few Kings
Best producer – Take Fizzo
Best online media – Keep It Real Fridays
Best radio DJ – Lady K and PD The Ghost for the Fixx on ZiFM Stereo
Best album – Noble Stylz, Better Than Your Album
Best promoter – Jackson Zimboy
Best Gospel – Mudiwa Hood
Best hustle – Mudiwa Hood
Best video – Mudiwa Hood -Slayin
Best underground – Indigo Saint
Best Diaspora – Hilzy
Best verse – Guluva Se7en, Ngena ka1
Best dance crew – Super Geeks
Best collaboration – Myke Pimp – get mine ft Jnr Brown and TRK
Best alternative – Simba Tagz
Best local family supporting Zim hip hop – Team Big Family
Best TV Media – Hip Hop 263 by Naboth Rizla
Best Journalist – Bongani Ndlovu
People’s Choice – Kikky Badass