Wizkid Tops Nominees For 2016 MAMAs

The 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards, 2016 MAMAs, is going to hold on Saturday, October 22, 2016, in Johannesburg. The 2016 MAMAs, an initiative of Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa and MTV Base (DStv channel 322), is ready with a list of nominees.

Voting for your favorite 2016 MAMAs nominees has already begun and you can get in on the action on the MTV Base website. Fans can vote for Best Group and Best International Act by simply searching for “MTV MAMA” on Google. Each Google account is allowed 5 votes per category and per day.

See Also: MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) 2016 Is Coming In October

Google voting for Best Breakthrough and Song of the Year will, however, not be open until 2 October. Voting in all categories closes at 23.59 CAT on 19 October 2016.


List of nominees for the 2016 MAMAs is shown below;

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)

See Also: Ghana Music Awards UK Releases Nominee List

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)

2016 MAMAs

Best International

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

Tickets for the 2016 MAMAs are on sale at Ticketpro retail outlets or dealers at www.mtvbase.com