Nigerian Acts Win Big At 2016 MAMA Awards
Nigerian artistes had a good outing at the 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards with Wizkid, Yemi Alade and Tekno emerging big winners.
Wizkid won three major awards on the night as Artist of the Year, Best Male, and Best Collaboration.
Sensational singer, Yemi Alade, won the Best Female, while Tekno was named Best Breakthrough Act.
In that category, she went up against Tiwa Savage, Supreme Mavin Dynasty (SMD), Josey, Vanessa Mdee and Mz Vee.
From South Africa, Cassper Nyovest won the Best Live Act while Emtee came tops in the Best Hip Hop Category.
Controversial athlete, Caster Semenya was named the 2016 Person of the Year while South African trumpeter, composer, and singer, Hugh Masekela got a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Sauti Sol from Kenya got the award for the Best Group.
The event held at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg on Saturday was hosted by Television personality and businesswoman, Bonang Matheba.
See below a full list of the winners.
- Artist of the Year: Wizkid (Nigeria)
- Best Female: Yemi Alade (Nigeria)
- Best Male: Wizkid (Nigeria)
- Best Group: Sauti Sol (Kenya)
- Best Breakthrough Act: Tekno (Nigeria)
- Best Live Act: Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)
- Best Hip Hop in association with MTN: Emtee (South Africa)
- Song of the Year in partnership with Google: “My Woman, My Everything” Patoranking feat. Wande Coal (Nigeria)
- Listener’s Choice: Jah Prayzah (Zimbabwe)
- Video of the Year: “Niquer Ma Vie” – Youssoupha (Congo) – Director: Antony Abdelli & Jose Eon
- Best Pop & Alternative: Shekinah & Kyle Deutsch (South Africa)
- Best Francophone: Serge Beynaud (Ivory Coast)
- Best Lusophone: C4 Pedro (Angola)
- Personality of the Year in association with DSTV: Caster Semenya (South Africa)
- Legend Award: Hugh Masekela
- Best Collaboration in partnership with ABSOLUT: DJ Maphorisa feat. Wizkid & DJ Buckz – “Soweto Baby” (South Africa/Nigeria)
- Africa Reimagined: Vivian Onano and Mary Taedzerwa
- Best International: Drake (USA)
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