MAMAs 2016: Nominees and Host... and My Predictions

MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) has announced its host and nominees for 2016 and it looks interesting! The event is set to hold on October 22, 2016 at the Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg, South Africa.

This year's host is Trevor Noah, the ladies darling and funny guy. It should be interesting to see him back on a live stage, one of his biggest returns since he got 'The Daily Show' gig.

The list of nominees is interesting with Nigeria, as usual, making a splash, with nominations for Wizkid, Patoranking, Flavour and more. New kid on the block, YCee got a Best HipHop nod but MAMAs, no nom for Davido? Pour quoi?


Best Male

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

{Wiz should take this but AKA probably will}

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)

{Sauti Sol has been putting major work in but everybody loves Mi Casa}

Best Collaboration

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)

{'Have you heard the jam that is 'No Kissing'?}

Best Hip Hop 

Emtee (South Africa)
Kiff No Beat (Ivory Coast)
Olamide (Nigeria)
Riky Rick (South Africa)
Ycee (Nigeria)

Personality of the Year 

Caster Semenya (South Africa)
 Linda Ikeji (Nigeria)
Pearl Thusi (South Africa)
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon)
Wizkid (Nigeria)

{I think Caster will take this based on her Olympics achievement}

Best International

Adele (UK)
Beyoncé (USA)
Drake (Canada)
Future (USA)
Rihanna (Barbados)

{I have a million reasons it should be Rihanna or Drake but a Million and Lemonade why it will be Beyonce}

The Awards will be broadcast live on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) and MTV (DStv Channel 130) on Saturday 22 October at 21:00 CAT so we will find out how right (or right) i am then.

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