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Here’s the Full List of Nominees at the 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards in Johannesburg

We’re just a few hours away from the 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards (#MTVMAMA2016) at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg hosted by Trevor Noah Bonang Matheba and co-hosts Nomzamo Mbatha and Yemi Alade. The show will feature performances by Future, Yemi Alade, Nasty C, Babes Wodumo, Cassper Nyovest, Patoranking and many more.


Here’s who’s nominated for what at tonight’s awards. Catch them live on MTV (DStv channel 130) and MTV Base (DStv channel 322) beginning at 21:00 CAT.

The 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards Full List of Nominees

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Black Coffee (South Africa)

Diamond (Tanzania)

Sauti Sol (Kenya)

Wizkid (Nigeria)

Yemi Alade (Nigeria)

BEST FEMALE

Josey (Ivory Coast)

MzVee (Ghana)

Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)

Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania)

Yemi Alade (Nigeria)

BEST NEW ACT

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

“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 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 (Uganda)

Mafikizolo (South Africa)

BEST GROUP

R2Bees (Ghana)

Sauti Sol (Kenya)

Toofan (Togo)

Navy Kenzo (Tanzania)

Mi Casa (South Africa)

BEST POP & ALTERNATIVE

Tresor

TiMO ODV.

LCNVL

Desmond & The Tutus

kyle deutsch & shekhinah

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

PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

Linda Ikeji

Wizkid

Caster Semenya

Pearl Thusi

Pierre Emerick Aubameyang

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