Bonang Matheba kisses award winner D’banj at the MAMAs.

Bonang Matheba kisses award winner D’banj at the MAMAs.

DURBAN (Tshepiso Linda, Connect) –Love was looming in the air at the 2015 MTV African Music Awards on Saturday night.

Kisses and shout-outs were made. The lovely Matheba began the trend of the night as she got up to give D’banj a peck on the mouth when he was announced as the winner of the MAMA evolution award. This could have been a kiss shared between two friends or a confirmation to the many rumours of their romantic involvement.

As the night progressed, Boity Thulo, now officially Cassper Nyovest’s girlfriend, also jumped on the love bandwagon. She proved to many that she is a “ride or die” chick by defending her boyfriend’s honour. Thulo was put in the awkward position of having to present The Best Collaboration Award to Nyovest’s rival AKA. She dissed AKA by saying her man (Cassper) wins most awards.

She then took a step back after she handed the award to AKA. This caused a twitter uproar, with many disapproving of her actions.

What Boity did to AKA was childish.

— Kes (@Arkim_keswa) July 19, 2015

So Boity didn’t wanna get a hug from AKA or AKA refused to hug Boity? Lmao

— #ColdFrontBae (@ImKhweziN) July 19, 2015

Gotta Admit Though, AKA handled that “Awkward Moment” like a G, removed himself from the situation and made Boity seem childish

— JoeDaMc (@joedamc) July 18, 2015

As the theme of love continued to progress, AKA made the first televised public declaration of his love and appreciation to his lady, DJ Zinhle, for giving him a beautiful baby girl. Apart from all the subtle and overt affirmations of love, the show continued to honour the best acts.