MAMA 2016: Yemi Alade, Tiwa Savage battle for Best Female Act

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The Road to MAMA Lagos edition which was held on Sunday saw the self-acclaimed Mama Africa, Yemi Alade, and Mavin First lady, Tiwa Savage, meet head-on for the award of best female act in Africa.

Wizkid, Olamide, Patoranking, Ycee, AKA, Cassper Nyovest, others were also revealed as nominees for the MTV Africa Music Awards 2016 in various categories.

The final round of nominations which was announced at the Hard Rock Café, Lagos, during the Road to MAMA concert, featured pulsating performances from YCee, Patoranking, Simi, Koker, South African hip hop act, Nasty C as well as a surprise performance from MAMA nominee, Olamide.

Tiwa Savage
Tiwa Savage

Yemi Alade won the MTV Best female award 2015 and she was nominated again for the second time in a row after a successful run this year. However, Tiwa Savage, who recently penned a contract with Roc Nation, is also a big contender for the coveted award.

The MTV Africa Music Awards 2016 main event will be held at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22, with an electrifying performance from Award-winning Hip Hop superstar, and MAMA 2016 nominee (Best International Act), Future.

Full List of MAMA 2016 NOMINATIONS

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)

BEST FRANCOPHONE

Franko (Cameroon)
J-Rio (Gabon)
Magasco (Cameroon)
Serge Beynaud (Ivory Coast)
Toofan (Togo)

LISTENER’S 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)

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)

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 (South Africa); Director: Clarence Peters
“Kisasi Kumi” – Sheeba (Uganda) – Director: Sasha Vybz
“Niquer Ma Vie“ – Youssoupha (Congo) – Director: Antony Abdelli & Jose Eon

BEST HIP HOP

Olamide (Nigeria)
Kiff No Beat(Ivory Coast)
Ycee(Nigeria)
Emtee(South Africa)
Ricky Rick(South Africa)
BEST COLLABORATION

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

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT

Drake
Beyonce
Adele
Future
Rihanna
BEST LUSOPHONE

NGA
Nelson Freitas
C4 Pedro
Lizha James
Petro Show

BEST MALE

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
Wizkid
Caster Semenya
Pearl Thusi
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang
BEST GROUP

R2Bees(Ghana)
Sauti Sol(Kenya)
Toofan(Togo)
Navy Kenzo (Tanzania)
Mi Casa (South Africa)
BEST POP

Tresor
TiMO ODV.
LCNVL
Desmond & The Tutus
kyle deutsch & shekhinah


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