The sixth edition of the MTV Africa Music Awards which took place in Johannesburg, South Africa on Saturday was an eventful one as it saw Nigerian artistes winning big.
Wizkid was the biggest winner as he went home with the highly coveted Artiste of the Year and Best Male act awards. He also featured on DJ Mephoria’s song titled “Soweto Baby” which won best collaboration.
Other Nigerians who won are Effyzzie Music Group singer, Yemi Alade (Best Female Act)- Patoranking (Song of the year) and Triple MG budding artiste, Tekno (Breakthrough Act). Yemi Alade made history as the first artiste to win the MAMAs for the Best Female Artiste twice.
Other Nigerians who were nominated but didn’t win are: Tiwa Savage, Burna Boy, Falz, Kiss Daniel, Korede Bello, Flavour, Linda Ikeji, Olamide, Simi, and Ycee.
See the full MAMA 2016 WINNERS LIST below
BEST HIP HOP
Kiff No Beat(Ivory Coast)
Emtee(South Africa) – Winner
Ricky Rich(South Africa)
Wizkid (Nigeria) – Winner
Black Coffee (South Africa)
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
BEST LIVE ACT
Cassper Nyovest (South Africa) – Winner
PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Caster Semenya – Winner
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang
Sauti Sol(Kenya) – Winner
Navy Kenzo (Tanzania)
Mi Casa (South Africa)
C4 Pedro – Winner
Desmond & The Tutus
kyle deutsch & shekhinah – Winner
BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT
Drake – Winner
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 – Winner
Nasty c ft. Davido & Cassper Nyovest – Juice Back Remix
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