Ghanaian acts, Stonebwoy, R2Bees and Sarkodie are among the nominees for the 2016 edition of the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA).
The Ghanaian artistes were among the first part of the list of nominees for the awards released at a star-studded ceremony in Johannesburg, South Africa Wednesday night.
Stonebwoy has been nominated in the ‘Best Live’ category will compete with Cassper Nyovest (South Africa), Eddy Kenzo (Uganda), Flavour (Nigeria) and Mafikizolo (South Africa) for that award.
In the ‘Best Group’ category is Tema-based R2bees and they hope to beat Mi Casa (South Africa), Navy Kenzo (Tanzania), Sauti Sol (Kenya), Toofan (Togo) to win that award.
Rapper Sarkodie also received a nod in the ‘Best Collaboration’ category for Nigerian Patoranking’s song “No Kissing”.
The second round of nominations, which comprises of seven additional award categories – including Artist of the Year, Best Female, Listener’s Choice, Best Breakthrough, Best Francophone, Song of the Year and Video of the Year, will be revealed at the Hard Rock Café, Lagos, Nigeria on 2 October 2.
It was revealed earlier in the week that, the host of Comedy Central’s ‘The Daily Show’, Trevor Noah will host the sixth edition of the MAMA which will take place at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg on October 22.
MAMA 2016 Nominations (Part 1)
Best Male
AKA (South Africa)
Black Coffee (South Africa)
Diamond (Tanzania)
Patoranking (Nigeria)
Wizkid (Nigeria)
Best Live
Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)
Eddy Kenzo (Uganda)
Flavour (Nigeria)
Mafikizolo (South Africa)
Stonebwoy (Ghana)
Best Group
Mi Casa (South Africa)
Navy Kenzo (Tanzania)
R2bees (Ghana)
Sauti Sol (Kenya)
Toofan (Togo)
Best Collaboration in partnership with Absolut
AKA feat. Burna Boy, Khuli Chana & Yanga – “Baddest” (South Africa/Nigeria)
DJ Maphorisa feat. Wizkid & DJ Bucks – “Soweto Baby” ((South Africa/Nigeria)
Nasty C feat. Davido, Cassper – “Juice Back Remix” (Nigeria/South Africa)
Patoranking feat. Sarkodie – “No Kissing” (Nigeria/Ghana)
Sauti Sol feat. Alikiba – “Unconditionally Bae” (Kenya/Tanzania)
Best Hip Hop in association with MTN
Emtee (South Africa)
Kiff No Beat (Ivory Coast)
Olamide (Nigeria)
Riky Rick (South Africa)
Ycee (Nigeria)
Best Pop/Alternative
Desmond & The Tutus (South Africa)
LCNVL (South Africa)
Shekinah (South Africa) / Kyle Deutsch (South Africa)
Timo ODV (South Africa)
Tresor (DRC)
Best Lusophone
C4 Pedro (Angola)
NGA (Angola)
Lizha James (Mozambique)
Nelson Freitas (Netherlands/Cape Verde)
Preto Show (Angola)
Personality of the Year in association with DStv
Caster Semenya (South Africa)
Linda Ikeji (Nigeria)
Pearl Thusi (South Africa)
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon)
Wizkid (Nigeria)
Best International
Adele (UK)
Beyoncé (USA)
Drake (Canada)
Future (USA)
Rihanna (Barbados)

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