Nigerian Acts Shine At The 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards

Nigerian Acts Shine At The 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards [SEE Full List]

By Ani Afuekwe | Staff Writer on October 23, 2016
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(L to R) The artist Yemi, Bonang and Momzamo during the MAMA 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

Nigerian acts shone at the 2016 edition of the MTV Africa Music Awards, MAMA, held on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the Ticektpro Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Six Nigerian artistes took home awards at the event continental event, clinching the top awards for the day. Wizkid won best male act, and Yemi Alade won the best female act awards. Patoranking took home the song of the year award, while Tekno took the best new act award.

Wizkid also took the act of the year award.

Yemi Alade took a swipe at President Muhammadu Buhari when she received her award saying, “women are not meant for the kitchen”.

The artist Yemi during the MAMA 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016
The artist Yemi during the MAMA 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

Below is the full list of winners of the 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards:

Best Live Act – Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)

Best Lusophone – C4 Pedro (Angola)

Legend Award – Hugh Masekela (South Africa)

Best Female Act – Yemi Alade (Nigeria)

Best Francophone Award – Serge Beynaud (Ivory Coast)

Best Group – Sauti Sol (Kenya)

Best Pop & Alternative – Kyle Deutsch& Shekhinah (South Africa)

Best International Act – Drake (United State of America)

Best Male Act – Wizkid (Nigeria)

Listeners Choice – Jah Prayzah (Zimbabwe)

Video of the Year – Youssoupha Niguer Ma Vie (Congo)

Best Collaboration – DJ Maphorisa ft, Wizkid & DJ Bucks (South Africa & Nigeria)

Personality of the Year– Caster Semenya (South Africa)

Best Hip Hop – Emtee (South Africa)

Best New Act – Tekno (Nigeria)

Song of the Year – Patoranking ft, Wande Coal (Nigeria)

Artiste of the Year – Wizkid (Nigeria)



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