List of winners: MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) 2016

The live event was  hosted by South African TV Girl, Bonang Matheba, Yemi Alade from Nigeria and Nomzamo Mbatha from South Africa. take place at the Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg on October 22, 2016, with performances from African stars like Alikiba,Babes Woduma, Cassper Nyovest, Nasty C, Wizkid and Ycee.

This was what went down at the event;

Best Live Act

Winner: Cassper Nyovest (South Africa) 

Nominees: Eddy Kenzo (Uganda), Flavour (Nigeria), Mafikizolo (South Africa) Stonebwoy (Ghana).

Best Group

Winner: Sauti Sol (Kenya)

Nominees: Mi Casa (South Africa), Navy Kenzo (Tanzania), R2bees (Ghana), Toofan (Togo).

Best Female Act 2016

Winner: Yemi Alade (Nigeria)

Nominees: Tiwa Savage (Nigeria), Josey (Ivory Coast), Mz Vee (Ghana), Tiwa Savage (Nigeria), Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania)

Best Pop/Alternative

Winner: Shekinah (South Africa) / Kyle Deutsch (South Africa)

Nominees: Timo ODV (South Africa), LCNVL (South Africa), Desmond & The Tutus (South Africa), Tresor (DRC)

Best International Act

Winner: Drake (Canada)

Nominees: Future (USA), Rihanna (Barbados), Beyoncé (USA), Adele (UK)

Best Lusophone Act

Winner: C4 Pedro (Angola)

Nominees: NGA (Angola), Lizha James (Mozambique), Nelson Freitas (Netherlands/Cape Verde), Preto Show (Angola)

Best Francophone Act

Winner: Serge Beynaud (Ivory Coast)

Nominees: Franko (Cameroon), J-Rio (Gabon), Magasco (Cameroon), Toofan (Togo)

Listener’s Choice

Winner: Jah Prayzah (Zimbabwe)

Nominees: Adiouza (Senegal), Bebe Cool (Uganda), Burna Boy (Nigeria), Den G (Liberia), EL (Ghana), 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)

Best Collaboration in partnership with Absolut

Winner: DJ Maphorisa feat. Wizkid & DJ Bucks – “Soweto Baby” ((South Africa/Nigeria) 

Nominees:

  • AKA feat. Burna Boy, Khuli Chana & Yanga – “Baddest” (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)

Video of the Year

Winner: “ Niquer Ma Vie“ – Youssoupha (Congo) – Director: Antony Abdelli & Jose Eon

Nominees :

  • “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 (Nigeria); Director: Clarence Peters
  • “Kisasi Kumi” – Sheeba (Uganda) – Director: Sasha Vybz

Personality of the Year in association with DStv

Winner: Caster Semenya (South Africa)

Nominees: Linda Ikeji (Nigeria), Pearl Thusi (South Africa), Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon), Wizkid (Nigeria)

Best Hip Hop in association with MTN

Winner: Emtee (South Africa)

Nominees: Kiff No Beat (Ivory Coast), Olamide (Nigeria), Riky Rick (South Africa)  , Ycee (Nigeria)

Best Breakthrough

Winner: Tekno (Nigeria)

Nominees: Babes Wodumo (South Africa), Emtee (South Africa), Falz (Nigeria), Franko (Cameroon), Nasty C (South Africa), Nathi (South Africa), Raymond (Tanzania), Simi (Nigeria)

MAMA 2016 MTV Legend award goes to South African musician and human rights activist Hugh Masekela

 

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