Wizkid Bags Artist Of The Year Award

Wizkid, artist of the yearStarboy singer, Wizkid, has added another feather to his cap as he wins ‘Artiste of the Year’ for a second time in 2016.

He was nominated along-side Tekno, Uganda’s Eddy Kenzo, Tiwa Savage, among others, at the AFRIMA 3.0 concert held on November 6, 2016 at the Eko Convention Centre, Lagos.

Although he was also nominated in the Best Male Act Western Africa, Song of the Year, and Best African Pop act categories, he lost to Flavour, Diamond Platnumz’s ‘Utanipenda’ and Diamond Platnumz again, respectively.

This comes shortly after he bagged the Best Artist Of The Year Award at the recently concluded MTV Africa Music Awards.

With his music gaining more international recognition, Wizkid has no doubt had a phenomenal career year.

Over the weekend, he was also awarded the Best African Act and Best Worldwide Act at the MTV EMA’s, while he was awarded the Best African Act at the 2016 MOBO Awards about a week ago.

MAMA’s Final Nominees: Wizkid leads With 3 Nods

Tiwa savage, MAMA's, nominees list, 2016The race for prizes at the 2016 edition of the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA), intensifies as the award organisers reveal the last group of nominees for this year’s prize.

Nigerian artists such as Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade, Olamide, Patoranking, Wizkid and many others have received new nominations in the coveted categories which included artist of the year, best female, listener’s choice, best breakthrough and song of the year. MAMA's, 2016, nominees,

The nominees were selected from a pool of thousands of contemporary mainstream artistes across Africa.

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In terms of nominations, Wizkid leads the pack of nominees from Nigeria. He was nominated in the artist of the year category, best male artist and in the personality of the year category.

X3M music artiste, Simi whose music continues to garner attention earns a nomination in the breakthrough category alongside compatriots, Tekno and Falz the bahd guy.

For the young singer, who actually has been craving the spotlight for almost a decade, with a handful of lukewarm songs over the years, getting a MAMA nomination is another milestone in her career.

She sits on the podium with another Mama fresher, hip-hop act Y-cee who got catapulted into the elites’ group after his 2015 hit, ‘Jagaban’.olamide

He earned a nomination in best hip hop category which pitches him alongside music heavyweights including YBNL Boss, Olamide whom he featured in his breakthrough track.

In 2015, Nigerian dance-hall and reggae music act Patoranking picked up the best newcomer prize and in just about a year, he is now being nominated for the best male category contending alongside Wizkid and South-African rapper A.K.A.

The 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards is scheduled to hold in Johannesburg, South-Africa later in 2016.

MAMA’s: “I Really Shouldn’t Be Nominated This Year”- Davido

davido, MAMA's, Pop star and Sony music signee, Davido, says he doesn’t deserve an award this year.

He said this in reaction to his exclusion from the 2016  MTV Africa Music Awards, (MAMA’s), nominations list, which was released recently.

He took to Twitter himself, saying “I really shouldn’t be nominated this year, for what??. I got three MAMAS in two years, I’m good,” while he also hinting about a comeback in 2017.davido twitter

The industry may have missed the artiste’s presence, as he is yet to release any new material in 2016 although fans anticipate his sophomore album ‘Baddest’.

Meanwhile, todavido, MAMA's, ycee, patorankin, wizkid, olamide, flavorp Nigeria contenders at this year’s MAMAS include: Flavor, Olamide, YCee, Patoranking, and Wizkid.

 

Celebrities On Red Carpet At MAMAs

MAMAs-2It was all excitement at the MAMAs 2015 held on Saturday night in Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, with Nigerian music stars maintaining their dominance in the African music scene. 

 

 

 

Faces of Celebrities as they Stormed the Red Carpet.

 

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Davido, Mafikizolo To Perform At The MAMAs

davido2MTV Base has announced multiple MAMA nominees, Davido and Mafikizolo as the first performers at the MTV Africa Music Awards KwaZulu-Natal supported by Absolut & The City of Durban (MAMA).

Popular Omo Baba Olowo crooner, Davido and South African Afro-pop duo, Mafikizolo are both tied with Uhuru as the most nominated artistes in this year’s MAMA, notching up 4 nominations each, and going directly head-to-head in Song of the Year, Artiste of the Year and Best Collaboration. Additionally, Davido is nominated for Best Male, while Mafikozolo leads the contenders in Best Group.

The 2014 awards are set to feature stunning performances from African and international artistes, including the awards’ signature collaborations between artistes of different genres and cultures – a high point of every show.

Nominees from the length and breadth of sub-Saharan Africa are represented in the nominations for this year’s music categories, including 2Face, Burna Boy, Chidinma, Clarence Peters, Danny K, Davido, Diamond, Don Jazzy, Dr Sid, Efya, Fally Ipupa, Flavour, Fuse ODG, Ice Prince, KCEE, Mafikizolo, Olamide, P Square, Professor, Phyno, R2bees, Sarkodie, Tiwa Savage, Uhuru, Wizkid, Zakes Bantwini among many other local and international acts.

In this year’s newly introduced lifestyle award categories, Chimamanda Adiche, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Trevor Noah, Lupita Nyong’o and Yaya Toure are nominated for Personality of the Year. Clarence Peters, Leti Arts, Rasty and Anisa Mpungwe are nominated in Transform Today by Absolut. The nominees for the MTV Base Leadership award and Best International are still to be revealed.