MTV Africa Music Awards 2016 – See the first wave of nominees!

The first wave of nominations for the upcoming 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs) have been announced!

“The MAMA celebrates Africa’s incredible young musicians and trailblazers by breaking down barriers, driving engagement, and highlighting the continent’s rich and abundant talent.  It’s an honour to be able to salute their achievements at MAMA 2016, and we offer our congratulations to all of the nominees as we look forward to the most exciting and diverse MAMA yet” Alex Okosi (Senior Vice President & MD VIMN Africa) in a statement.

Mark your calendars – The 2016 MTV MAMAs will be hosted by Trevor Noah and held at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg on Saturday, October 22!

Be sure to check back to for all the red carpet and show coverage!

Check below to see the full list of nominations…

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

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

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

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)


4 thoughts on “MTV Africa Music Awards 2016 – See the first wave of nominees!

  • October 13, 2016 at 10:49 am

    I vote for Rihanna for best act international

  • October 21, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    Beyonce- hold up and sorry
    Rihanna – Work and kiss it better
    Burna Boy – Soke
    Drake- controllar
    emtee – Roll up, Pearl Thusi, Ngeke and many more
    Nasty C – Juice Back
    I wish i could vote you know

  • October 22, 2016 at 9:35 am

    Je vote pour ali Kiba c’est mon preferer de tout le temps


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