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African stars Yemi Alade, Nasty C and Babes Wodumo, Wizkid, Patoranking & Sarkodie dazzled fans with electrifying performances at Joburg’s first ever edition of the MTV Africa Music Awards Johannesburg 2016 (MAMA). 

It was held at the Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22. 
First staged in 2008, the MTV Africa Music Awards has recognised the talent of musicians, achievers and personalities from across Africa, rewarding iconic artists and gamechangers such as 2Face Idibia, Big Nuz, Cassper Nyovest, Davido, D’Banj, Flavour, Gangs of Ballet, HHP, Fally Ipupa, Liquideep, Mafikizolo, Lira, Nameless, Lupita Nyong’o, Clarence Peters, Diamond Platnumz, Anselmo Ralph, Sarkodie, P-Square, Tiwa Savage, Cabo Snoop, Toofan, Trevor Noah, Zebra & Giraffe, Uhuru, Wahu, Yemi Alade, and many more. 
See Full List Below 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR 

Black Coffee (South Africa)
Diamond (Tanzania)
Sauti Sol (Kenya)
Wizkid (Nigeria) WINNER 
Yemi Alade (Nigeria)

 BEST FEMALE 

Josey (Ivory Coast)
Mz Vee (Ghana)
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)
Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania)
Yemi Alade (Nigeria)  WINNER 

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) WINNER 

BEST FRANCOPHONE 

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

 LISTENER’S CHOICE 

Adiouza (Senegal)
Bebe Cool (Uganda)
Burna Boy (Nigeria)
Den G (Liberia)
EL (Ghana)
Jah Prayzah (Zimbabwe) WINNER 
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)  WINNER 
“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 (WINNER) 

BEST HIP HOP

Olamide (Nigeria)
Kiff No Beat(Ivory Coast)
Ycee(Nigeria)
Emtee(South Africa) WINNER 
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 (WINNER) 
Nasty c ft. Davido  & Cassper Nyovest – Juice Back Remix

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT

Drake   (WINNER) 
Beyonce
Adele
Future
Rihanna

BEST LUSOPHONE 

NGA
Nelson Freitas
C4 Pedro (WINNER) 
Lizha James
Petro Show

BEST MALE 

Wizkid(Nigeria)- WINNER 
AKA(South Africa)
Patoranking(Nigeria)
Black Coffee(South Africa)
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)

BEST LIVE ACT

Flavour(Nigeria)
Stonebwoy(Ghana)
Cassper Nyovest(South Africa)    WINNER 
Eddy Kenzo
Mafikizolo(South Africa)


PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR 

Linda Ikeji
Wizkid
Caster Semenya- WINNER 
Pearl Thusi
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang

BEST GROUP 

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

BEST POP

Tresor
TiMO ODV
LCNVL
Desmond & The Tutus
kyle deutsch & shekhinah – WINNER 

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