Nominees for the MTV Africa Music Awards Revealed

Wizkid, Cassper Nyovest, AKA and Sauti Sol lead the pack in the first round of nominations for the forthcoming MTV Africa Music Awards Johannesburg 2016 (MAMA), with an impressive nine nominations between them. The MTV Africa Music Awards Johannesburg 2016 is brought to you by Joburg Tourism in partnership with Absolut Vodka and Google and in association with MTN and DStv.

Fifty MAMA nominees including artists and achievers from 18 countries were revealed in 9 key music and lifestyle award categories by Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa and MTV Base (DStv channel 322) at a star-studded reception at Constitution Hill, Johannesburg, South Africa last night.

MAMA 2016 Nominations (Part 1)

Best Male

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

Best Live

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

Best Group

  • Mi Casa (South Africa)
  • Navy Kenzo (Tanzania)
  • R2bees (Ghana)
  • Sauti Sol (Kenya)
  • Toofan (Togo)

Best Collaboration in partnership with Absolut

  • AKA feat. Burna Boy, Khuli Chana & Yanga – “Baddest” (South Africa/Nigeria)
  • DJ Maphorisa feat. Wizkid & DJ Bucks – “Soweto Baby” ((South Africa/Nigeria)
  • Nasty C feat. Davido, Cassper – “Juice Back Remix” (Nigeria/South Africa)
  • Patoranking feat. Sarkodie – “No Kissing” (Nigeria/Ghana)
  • Sauti Sol feat. Alikiba – “Unconditionally Bae” (Kenya/Tanzania)

Best Hip Hop in association with MTN

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

Best Pop/Alternative

  • Desmond & The Tutus (South Africa)
  • LCNVL (South Africa)
  • Shekinah (South Africa) / Kyle Deutsch (South Africa)
  • Timo ODV (South Africa)
  • Tresor (DRC)

Best Lusophone

  • C4 Pedro (Angola)
  • NGA (Angola)
  • Lizha James (Mozambique)
  • Nelson Freitas (Netherlands/Cape Verde)
  • Preto Show (Angola)

Personality of the Year in association with DStv

  • Caster Semenya (South Africa)
  • Linda Ikeji (Nigeria)
  • Pearl Thusi (South Africa)
  • Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon)
  • Wizkid (Nigeria)

Best International

  • Adele (UK)
  • Beyoncé (USA)
  • Drake (Canada)
  • Future (USA)
  • Rihanna (Barbados)

ENDS

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