The MTV Africa Music Award is back after a long while and Nigeria’s A list artists like Wizkid, Burna Boy and Tiwa Savage bags various nominations.After the pause of the MAMA four years, it is back again to be held on February 20, 2021 in the capital city of Uganda, Kampala.MTV is said to be bringing this award with lots of mind blowing activities and this time, some of your faves are nominated.
For the first time, Tems, Omah Lay and Fireboy DML will be making the nomination list and Jamaica’s reggae artist, Koffee is also nominated. Past winners like Davido and Tiwa Savage also got nominated.The award show will be televised on MTV Base (DSTv 322, GOTv 72) and MTV (DSTv 130). There will be various categories to celebrate in the new edition.
See the complete list of first batch of nominees below:Best FemaleSimi (Nigeria)Sheebah (Uganda)Sho Madjozi (South Africa)Busiswa (South Africa)Yemi Alade (Nigeria)Soraia Ramos (Cape Verde)Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)Best MaleBurna Boy (Nigeria)Innoss’B (DRC)Kabza De Small (South Africa)Harmonize (Tanzania)Fireboy DML (Nigeria)Master KG (South Africa)Rema (Nigeria)Best GroupBlaq Diamond (South Africa)Sauti Sol (Kenya)Kabza De Small/DJ Maphorisa (South Africa)Calema (São Tomé and Príncipe)Ethic (Kenya)Rostam (Tanzania)
Artist of the YearBurna Boy (Nigeria)Calema (São Tomé and Príncipe)Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)Master KG (South Africa)Davido (Nigeria)Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)Wizkid (Nigeria)Best Breakthrough ActElaine (South Africa)Tems (Nigeria)Omah Lay (Nigeria)Zuchu (Tanzania)John Blaq (Uganda)Sha Sha (Zimbabwe)Focalistic (South Africa)Best Hip HopNasty C (South Africa)Suspect 95 (Cote d’Ivoire)Khaligraph Jones (Kenya)Kwesi Arthur (Ghana)NGA (Angola)OMG (Senegal)Best Ugandan ActSheebahBebe CoolJohn BlaqVinkaDaddy AndreSpice DianaBest Lusophone ActCalema (São Tomé and Príncipe)Preto Show (Angola)Anna Joyce (Angola)Mr Bow (Mozambique)Nelson Freitas (Cape Verde)Soraia Ramos (Cape Verde)Best Francophone ActInnoss’B (DRC)Suspect 95 (Cote d’Ivoire)Dip Doundou Guiss (Senegal)Stanley Enow (Cameroon)Fally Ipupa (DRC)Gaz Mawete (DRC)
Alone Together: Best Lockdown PerformanceDiamond Platnumz (Tanzania) – Africa Day Benefit ConcertBlack Motion (South Africa) – Red Bull RendezvousNiniola ft Busiswa (Nigeria/SA) – Africa Day Benefit ConcertSinguila (Congo) – DCDR SeriesAKA (South Africa) – AKA TVYemi Alade (Nigeria) – Poverty (live session)Voting has begun and can be done via MAMA’s website.A big congratulations to the MAMA 2021 nominees.
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