Monday, 24 October 2016

Nigerian Acts Rule The 2016 MAMAs

…as StarBoy Wizkid Leads The pack With 3 Awards  

Nigerian artistes had a good outing at the 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards with Wizkid, Yemi Alade and Tekno emerging big winners.

The annual award ceremony took place on Saturday night at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg.
Nigeria’s Starboy, Ayo Balogun, also known as Wizkid, was indeed the star of the night, carting home two of the most coveted categories; Artist of the Year and Best Male. He also won the Best Collaboration in partnership with Absolut alongside DJ Maphorisa & DJ Buckz for his role in the song, Soweto Baby.
Wizkid, was not only the biggest winner for the night, he was also one of the best performers, delivering a superlative performance of his hit track, Ojuelegba with the Soweto Gospel Choir. He was also joined by DJ Maphorisa and DJ Bucks to perform Soweto Baby.
Sultry Nigerian artiste and co-host of the show, Yemi Alade also did the country proud by winning the Best Female category.

While Tekno emerged the Best Breakthrough Act, Patoranking’s My Woman, My Everything featuring Wande Coal was voted Song of the Year in partnership with Google.
South Africa didn’t do badly either as Cassper Nyovest picked up Best Live Act while Emtee was rated Best Hip Hop. Sports personality, Caster Semenya was voted the 2016 Person of the Yearwhile Hugh Masekela was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Kenya’s Sauti Sol was given the award for Best Group.
See full list of winners.

Best Live Act

Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)  - Winner
Eddy Kenzo (Uganda),
Flavour (Nigeria),
Mafikizolo (South Africa)
Stonebwoy (Ghana).

Best Group

Sauti Sol (Kenya)- Winner

Mi Casa (South Africa),
Navy Kenzo (Tanzania),

R2bees (Ghana) 

Toofan (Togo).

Best Female

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

Best Pop/Alternative

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

Best International

Adele (UK)
Beyoncé (USA)
Drake (Canada) - Winner
Future (USA)
Rihanna (Barbados)

Best Lusophone Act

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

Best Francophone Act

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

Best Male

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

Listener's Choice

Adiouza (Senegal)
Bebe Cool (Uganda)
Burna Boy (Nigeria)
Den G (Liberia)
EL (Ghana)
Jah Prayzah (Zimbabwe) - Winner
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

AKA feat. Burna Boy, Khuli Chana & Yanga – "Baddest" (South Africa/Nigeria)
DJ Maphorisa feat. Wizkid & DJ Bucks - "Soweto Baby" ((South Africa/Nigeria) - Winner
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

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

Personality of the Year in association with DStv

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

Best Hip Hop in association with MTN

Emtee (South Africa) - Winner

Kiff No Beat (Ivory Coast)
Olamide (Nigeria)
Riky Rick (South Africa)  
Ycee (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) - Winner

Song of the year in partnership with Google

“Shaktibobo” – Olamide (Nigeria)
“Reggae Blues” - Harrysongz feat Olamide, Kcee & Iyanya, Orezi (Nigeria)
“My Woman, My Everything” – Patoranking feat. Wande Coal (Nigeria) - Winner
“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)

Artist of the Year

Black Coffee (South Africa)
Diamond (Tanzania)
Sauti Sol (Kenya)
Wizkid (Nigeria)- Winner
Yemi Alade (Nigeria)
MAMA 2016 MTV Legend award goes to South African musician and human rights activist Hugh Masekela.

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