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#MTVMAMA2016: Wizkid, Flavour, Linda Ikeji & More Nominated for this Year’s MTV Africa Music Awards + Trevor Noah announced as Host for the Show




South African comedian and host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” Trevor Noah will be heading home to host the sixth edition of the 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA).

The event is set to take place at Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg on Saturday, October 22nd, 2016. It will feature performances from stand-out African stars like Alikiba, Babes Woduma, Cassper Nyovest, Nasty C, Ycee and Yemi Alade.

MAMA 2016 will also stream online on MTV Base and other performers and the full list of nominees will be announced soon.

Here’s the part 1 of the list of nominees:

Best Hip Hop Act
Olamide (Nigeria)
Kiff No Beat(Ivory Coast)
Emtee(South Africa)
Ricky Rich(South Africa)

Best Male Act
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)
Eddy Kenzo
Mafikizolo (South Africa)

Personality of the Year
Linda Ikeji
Caster Semenya
Pearl Thusi
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang

Best Group
R2Bees (Ghana)
Sauti Sol(Kenya)
Navy Kenzo (Tanzania)
Mi Casa (South Africa)

Best Lusophone
Nelson Freitas
C4 Pedro
Lizha James
Petro Show

Best Pop
Desmond & The Tutus
kyle deutsch & shekhinah

Best International Act

Best Collaboration
Patoranking ft. Sarkodie – No Kissing
Sauti Sol ft. Alikiba – Unconditionally Bae
AkA ft. Burna Boy,Khuli Chana & Yanga – Baddest
DJ Maphorisa ft. Wizkid & DJ Buckz – Soweto Baby
Nasty C ft. Davido  & Cassper Nyovest – Juice Back Remix


  1. Prince

    September 22, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    Ojoro. They have started.

  2. Lizzzi

    September 22, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Like really… these guys nominated Linda and Wizkid in the same category!!!!

    • keke driver

      September 22, 2016 at 4:12 pm


    • Baby gurl

      September 22, 2016 at 4:49 pm

      Keke driver, they have “beef”

  3. EbonyFre

    September 22, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    Not feeling the list

  4. Chynwa

    September 22, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    Na wa ooo! Phyno no reach to be nominated for any of these categories? #justobserving

    • Baby gurl

      September 22, 2016 at 4:50 pm

      I’m really surprised too. I guess he has not captured the rest of Africa.

  5. CHEEK

    September 22, 2016 at 6:50 pm


  6. Tosin

    September 22, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    My vote must count o:
    Personality – Caster Semenya
    the rest do whatever you like

  7. vincent

    September 22, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    Happy for Linda! But with Wizzy in that same category… why do I feel like the organisers are looking for buzz.. Just passing by

  8. Ethio

    September 22, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    exactly, and linda is all “chuffed” and shii*about the whole thing. awareness created, linda vs wizkid continues.. biko what is the meaning of this annoying sme arena pop up, I’m not joking ooo if i see this pop up again I’ll just smash this phone on the floor what nonsenses!

  9. Papi Foreign

    September 22, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    Where’s Phyno tho?

  10. MsTee

    September 22, 2016 at 11:40 pm

    If you skipped PhynoFino then this whole awards ain’t worth a pot to pass in and ain’t shyt and don’t dare tell me cos he sings or rap in Igbo, look on the damn list and tell me who else sings in a different language too.

    Mschewwwwwwww .

  11. @_zuggy

    September 22, 2016 at 11:53 pm

    So phyno did not qualify to be nominated for any of the awards even hip hop act? This nomination list is not transparent at all.

  12. Notimeforstinkingthings

    September 23, 2016 at 1:00 am

    Wizzy all the way,beat them home and away

  13. Jiji

    September 23, 2016 at 9:56 am

    so u guys wanna tell me u dnt knw where eddy kenzo is from? you could not even cross over to d mtv website to c, n indicate his country? or maybe just do some simple googling? realllllyyyy????

  14. Georgee

    September 27, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    Imagine My brothers were not enlisted here @P_Square
    Peter and Paul my brother’s, wipe away this shame from my face “abeg”

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