Monday, 3 October 2016

Yemi Alade, Tiwa Savage nominated for MAMA 2016

Tiwa Savage and Yemi Alade are up for awards in the upcoming MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) 2016. Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa and MTV Base (DStv channel 322) announced the final set of nominees for the MAMAs at the Lagos leg of the Road to MAMA on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at the Hard Rock Café.

In this year’s Artist of the Year category are Nigerian artistes Wizkid and Yemi Alade, go head to head against South Africa’s Black Coffee, Kenyan group Sauti Sol and Tanzanian artist Diamond.


Tiwa Savage has been nominated in two categories. The singer will battle for the the Best Female award with Yemi Alade, Josey (Ivory Coast), Mz Vee (Ghana) and Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania). Her recent music video 'If I start to talk' is the only Nigerian video nominated in the Video of The Year category.  

Falz, Simi and Tekno will go head to head in the Best Breakthrough category while Kiss Daniel and Burna Boy have been nominated in the listener's choice awards..

The final list of the MAMA nominees reveals nominations in seven award categories including Artist of the Year, Best Female, Listener’s Choice, Best Breakthrough, Best Francophone, Song of the Year in partnership with Google, and Video of the Year. The awards recognize the best of Africa this year.

“This year’s nominations are truly pan-African, coming from all corners of the continent, and honouring artists and achievers from more countries than ever before. We congratulate all our nominees from North, East, West, Central and Southern Africa as we count down the weeks to MAMA 2016,” said Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, VIMN Africa.

See second list of nominees below:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Black Coffee (South Africa)

Diamond (Tanzania)

Sauti Sol (Kenya)

Wizkid (Nigeria)

Yemi Alade (Nigeria)

BEST FEMALE

Josey (Ivory Coast)

Mz Vee (Ghana)

Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)

Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania)

Yemi Alade (Nigeria)

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)

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 (Nigeria); Director: Clarence Peters

“Kisasi Kumi” - Sheeba (Uganda) - Director: Sasha Vybz

“ Niquer Ma Vie“ - Youssoupha (Congo) - Director: Antony Abdelli & Jose Eon

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)

“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)

BEST FRANCOPHONE

Franko (Cameroon)

J-Rio (Gabon)

Magasco (Cameroon)

Serge Beynaud (Ivory Coast)

Toofan (Togo)

LISTENERS CHOICE

Adiouza (Senegal)

Bebe Cool (Uganda)

Burna Boy (Nigeria)

Den G (Liberia)

EL (Ghana)

Jah Prayzah (Zimbabwe)

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)

The MTV Africa Music Awards Johannesburg 2016 will hold at the Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg on 22 October 2016.

Vote for your favourite Afican artiste on www.mtvbase.com

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