Here’s all you need to know about the 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards

The full nominee list of the sixth edition of the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) is out. And Nigeria has nominees across board except for regional categories (Francophone, Lusophone and International act) and Pop and Group categories (no thanks to PSquare).

Beyond that, Wizkid has the most nomination in six categories. And he’s yet to win a MAMA award till date. Will this year be different?

Future will perform at the awards along with other African acts like Diamond Platnumz, Emtee, Kwesta, Patoranking Alikiba, Babes Wodumo, Cassper Nyovest, Nasty C, Ycee and Yemi Alade.

And this years show is hosted by South African comedian and host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” host, Trevor Noah.

The event will hold at the Ticketpro Dome, October 22nd 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Here’s a full list of nominees:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR:

  • Black Coffee (South Africa)
  • Diamond (Tanzania)
  • Sauti Sol (Kenya)
  • Wizkid (Nigeria)
  • Yemi Alade (Nigeria)

 

BEST FEMALE:

  • Josey (Ivory Coast)
  • Mz Vee (Ghana)
  • Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)
  • Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania)
  • Yemi Alade (Nigeria)

BEST BREAKTHROUGH:

  • Babes Wodumo (South Africa)
  • Emtee (South Africa)
  • Falz (Nigeria)
  • Franko (Cameroon)
  • Nasty C (South Africa)
  • Nathi (South Africa)
  • Raymond (Tanzania)
  • Simi (Nigeria)
  • Tekno (Nigeria)

BEST FRANCOPHONE:

  • Franko (Cameroon)
  • J-Rio (Gabon)
  • Magasco (Cameroon)
  • Serge Beynaud (Ivory Coast)
  • Toofan (Togo)

LISTENER’S CHOICE

  • Adiouza (Senegal)
  • Bebe Cool (Uganda)
  • Burna Boy (Nigeria)
  • Den G (Liberia)
  • EL (Ghana)
  • Jah Prayzah (Zimbabwe)
  • Jay Rox (Zambia)
  • Kansoul (Kenya)
  • Kiss Daniel (Nigeria)
  • Lij Michael (Ethiopia)
  • LXG (Sierra Leone)
  • Meddy (Rwanda)
  • Messias Marioca (Mozambique)
  • Prince Kaybee (South Africa)
  • Reda Taliani (Algeria)
  • Saad Lamjarred (Morocco)
  • Sabri Mosbah (Tunisia)
  • Sidiki Diabate (Mali)
  • Tamer Hosny (Egypt)
  • The Dogg (Namibia)
  • Yamoto Band (Tanzania)

SONG OF THE YEAR:

  • “Shaktibobo” – Olamide (Nigeria)
  • “Reggae Blues” – Harrysongz feat Olamide, Kcee & Iyanya, Orezi (Nigeria)
  • “My Woman, My Everything” – Patoranking feat. Wande Coal (Nigeria)
  • “Godwin” – Korede Bello (Nigeria)
  • “Ngud” – Kwesta feat. Cassper (South Africa)
  • “Roll Up Re-Up” – Emtee feat. Wizkid and AKA (South Africa/Nigeria)
  • “Soweto Baby” – DJ Maphorisa feat. Wizkid (South Africa/Nigeria)
  • “Baddest” – AKA feat. Burna Boy, Khuli Chana, Yanga (South Africa/Nigeria)
  • “Wololo” – Babes Wodumo feat. Mampintsha (South Africa)
  • “Coller la Petite“ – Franko (Cameroon)
  • “Unconditionally bae” – Sauti Sol feat. Alikiba (Kenya/Tanzania)

VIDEO OF THE YEAR:

  • “Jump” – Anatii & Cassper feat. Nasty C (South Africa); Director: Kyle Lewis
  • “Caviar Dreams” – AL Bairre & PhFAT (South Africa); Director: Daniel Levi
  • “If I Start to Talk” – Tiwa Savage feat. Dr Sid (South Africa); Director: Clarence Peters
  • “Kisasi Kumi” – Sheeba (Uganda) – Director: Sasha Vybz
  • “Niquer Ma Vie“ – Youssoupha (Congo) – Director: Antony Abdelli & Jose Eon

BEST HIP HOP:

  • Olamide (Nigeria)
  • Kiff No Beat(Ivory Coast)
  • Ycee(Nigeria)
  • Emtee(South Africa)
  • Ricky Rick(South Africa)

BEST COLLABORATION:

  • Patoranking ft. Sarkodie – No Kissing
  • Sauti Sol ft. Alikiba – Unconditionally Bae
  • AkA ft. Burna Boy,Khuli Chana & Yanga – Baddest
  • Dj Maphorsia ft. Wizkid & Dj Buckz – Soweto Baby
  • Nasty c ft. Davido & Cassper Nyovest – Juice Back Remix

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT:

  • Drake
  • Beyonce
  • Adele
  • Future
  • Rihanna

BEST LUSOPHONE:

  • NGA
  • Nelson Freitas
  • C4 Pedro
  • Lizha James
  • Petro Show

BEST MALE:

  • Wizkid(Nigeria)
  • AKA(South Africa)
  • Patoranking(Nigeria)
  • Black Coffee(South Africa)
  • Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)

BEST LIVE ACT:

  • Flavour(Nigeria)
  • Stonebwoy(Ghana)
  • Cassper Nyovest(South Africa)
  • Eddy Kenzo
  • Mafikizolo(South Africa)

PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR:

  • Linda Ikeji
  • Wizkid
  • Caster Semenya
  • Pearl Thusi
  • Pierre Emerick Aubameyang

BEST GROUP:

  • R2Bees(Ghana)
  • Sauti Sol(Kenya)
  • Toofan(Togo)
  • Navy Kenzo (Tanzania)
  • Mi Casa (South Africa)

BEST POP:

  • Tresor
  • TiMO ODV.
  • LCNVL
  • Desmond & The Tutus
  • Kyle deutsch & shekhinah

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