The MTV Africa Music Awards Johannesburg 2016 was delivered to us in great style by Joburg Tourism in partnership with Absolut Vodka, Google and in association with MTN and DSTV.
In September 2016, fifty MAMA nominees including artists and achievers from 18 countries were revealed in 9 key music and lifestyle award categories by Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa and MTV Base (DStv channel 322) at Constitution Hill, Johannesburg, South Africa.
A day to the MAMAs it was announced comedian, Trevor Noah had to drop his hosting duties due to respiratory and ear infection (a real shame as we were looking forward to his jokes).
Queen B of Africa, Bonang Matheba stepped up to the plate in less than 24 hours with co-hosting duties by our very own Mama Africa, Yemi Alade.
Between the ladies, from the red carpet, they must have had at least 8 – 10 costume changes showing off different outfits by African designers.
Starboy Wizkid, walked away with 3 coveted awards – Best Male, Best Collaboration for his featured track with South Africa’s DJ Maphorisa & DJ Buckz and Artist of the Year.
Patoranking picked up another coveted award, the Song of Year for his song with Black Diamond Wande Coal (My Woman, My Everything) and Yemi Alade breaking through as Best Female withTekno picking up the Best Breakthrough award.
International artist, Future came through performing some of his hit songs, South African rapper Nasty C came on stage too.
Much to the delight of those who could not attend, MTVMama2016 was streamed live on Facebook.
See the full list below.
MTVMAMA 2016 Winners List
- Best Male Wizkid (Nigeria)
- Best Live Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)
- Best Group Sauti Sol (Kenya)
- Best Female Yemi Alade (Nigeria)
- Best Pop/Alternative Shekinah (South Africa)/ Kyle Deutsch (South Africa)
- MAMA Legend Hugh Makesela (South Africa)
- Listener’s Choice Award Jah Prayzah (Zimbabwe)
- Personality of the Year in association with DStv Caster Semenya (South Africa)
- Best Collaboration in partnership with Absolut DJ Maphorisa feat. Wizkid & DJ Bucks – “Soweto Baby” (South Africa/Nigeria)
- Best Video of the year Youssoupha (Congo)
- Best Francophone Serge Beynaud (Ivory Coast)
- Best Lusophone C4 Pedro (Angola)
- Best International Drake (Canada)
- Best Breakthrough Tekno (Nigeria)
- Song of the Year in partnership with Google Patoranking (Nigeria) – MyWoman, My Everything
- Best Hip Hop in association with MTN Emtee (South Africa)
- MTVMama2016 Artist of the Year Wizkid (Nigeria)
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