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WINNERS: MTV BASE AFRICA MUSIC AWARDS MAMA 2016

The MTV Africa Music Awards (also known as the MAMAs) were established in 2008 by MTV Networks Africa (now Viacom International Media Networks Africa) to celebrate the most popular contemporary music in Africa.

It was all lit on Saturday night at the The TicketPro Dome when all artists came together for the #MTVMAMA2016.
The awards ceremony celebrated African artists and their craft with special appearance by American rapper – FUTURE.

Big winners for the night were Hugh Masekela who was honored with Legendary Award, Wizkid with two awards Best Male Act, Artist of the Year and Cassper Nyovest with Best Live Act. Other winners include Emtee, Patoranking, Caster Semenya, Yemi Alade, Drake and more.

Below are all the winners for the night:

Legend Award: Hugh Masekela

Best Live Act: Cassper Nyovest

Best Group: Sauti Sol

Best Female Act: Yemi Alade

Best Male Act: Wizkid

Personality of the Year: Caster Semenya

Best Collaboration of the Year: DJ Maphorisa feat. Wizkid & DJ Buckz – Soweto Baby

Best Pop Alternative: Shekinah / Kyle Deutsch

Best International Act: Drake

Best Breakthrough Act: Tekno

Best Video of the Year: Niquer Ma Vie – Youssoupha

Best Hip Hop Act : Emtee

Best Lusophone Act: C4 Pedro

Best Francophone Act: Serge Baynaud

Listeners Choice Awards: Jah Prayzah

Song of the Year: Patoranking feat. Wande Coal – My Woman My Everything

Artist of the Year: Wizkid

Below is the compehensive list of nominees and winners.

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Black Coffee (South Africa)
Diamond (Tanzania)
Sauti Sol (Kenya)
Wizkid (Nigeria)- WINNER
Yemi Alade (Nigeria)

BEST FEMALE

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

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

BEST FRANCOPHONE

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

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)

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)

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 (South Africa); Director: Clarence Peters
“Kisasi Kumi” – Sheeba (Uganda) – Director: Sasha Vybz
“Niquer Ma Vie“ – Youssoupha (Congo) – Director: Antony Abdelli & Jose Eon- WINNER

BEST HIP HOP

Olamide (Nigeria)
Kiff No Beat(Ivory Coast)
Ycee(Nigeria)
Emtee(South Africa)- WINNER
Ricky Rick(South Africa)

BEST COLLABORATION

Patoranking ft. Sarkodie – No Kissing
Sauti Sol ft. Alikiba – Unconditionally Bae
AkA ft. Burna Boy,Khuli Chana & Yanga – Baddest
Dj Maphorsia ft. Wizkid & Dj Buckz – Soweto Baby- WINNER
Nasty c ft. Davido & Cassper Nyovest – Juice Back Remix

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT

Drake WINNER
Beyonce
Adele
Future
Rihanna

BEST LUSOPHONE

NGA
Nelson Freitas
C4 Pedro- WINNER
Lizha James
Petro Show

BEST MALE ARTIST

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

BEST LIVE ACT

Flavour(Nigeria)
Stonebwoy(Ghana)
Cassper Nyovest(South Africa) WINNER
Eddy Kenzo
Mafikizolo(South Africa)

PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

Linda Ikeji
Wizkid
Caster Semenya – WINNER
Pearl Thusi
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang

BEST GROUP

R2Bees(Ghana)
Sauti Sol(Kenya) WINNER
Toofan(Togo)
Navy Kenzo (Tanzania)
Mi Casa (South Africa)

BEST POP

Tresor
TiMO ODV.
LCNVL
Desmond & The Tutus
kyle deutsch & shekhinah WINNER

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Kevin Alemba
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