MAMA 2016 Full Winners List

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The artist Wizkid during the MAMA 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

The MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) 2016 held on Saturday night in Johannesburg, South Africa and below are some of the notable occurrences.

South Africa rap talent Cassper Nyovest picked up the award for Best Live Act at the show. He edged out the likes of Eddy Kenzo, Flavour, Mafikizolo and Stonebwoy.

Sauti Sol emerged as the Best Group beating Mi Casa, Navy Kenzo, R2bees and Toofan.

Yemi Alade won the award for Best Female act over her Nigerian counterpart Tiwa Savage, Ghana’s Mz Vee, Tanzania’s Vanessa Mdee and Josey of Ivory Coast. This makes her the first artist to win the award for Best Female twice (2015 and 2016).

Drake won the award for Best International Act beating Adele, Beyoncé, Future and Rihanna to it.

Tekno defeated Falz, Simi, Nasty C, YCee and others to Best Breakthrough Act award.

Star Boy Wizkid won the award for Best Male act over AKA, Black Coffee, Diamond Platnumz and Patoranking.

He also went home with the award for African Artist Of The Year beating Yemi Alade, Diamond Platnumz, Black Coffee and Sauti Sol.

Wizkid made it a ‘hat-trick’ after ‘Soweto baby’ by DJ Maphorisa won Best Collaboration.

Hugh Masekela, a South African human rights activist, musician and composer emerged with the MTV Legend award at MAMA 2016.

See full list of winners.

Best Live Act

Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)  – Winner

Eddy Kenzo (Uganda),

Flavour (Nigeria),

Mafikizolo (South Africa)

Stonebwoy (Ghana).

Best Group

Sauti Sol (Kenya)- Winner

Mi Casa (South Africa),

Navy Kenzo (Tanzania),

R2bees (Ghana)

Toofan (Togo).

Best Female

Yemi Alade (Nigeria) – Winner

Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)

Josey (Ivory Coast)

Mz Vee (Ghana)

Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)

Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania)

Best Pop/Alternative

Desmond & The Tutus (South Africa)

LCNVL (South Africa)

Shekinah (South Africa) / Kyle Deutsch (South Africa) – Winner

Timo ODV (South Africa)

Tresor (DRC)

Best International

Adele (UK)

Beyoncé (USA)

Drake (Canada) – Winner

Future (USA)

Rihanna (Barbados)

Best Lusophone Act

C4 Pedro (Angola) – Winner

NGA (Angola)

Lizha James (Mozambique)

Nelson Freitas (Netherlands/Cape Verde)

Preto Show (Angola)

Best Francophone Act

Franko (Cameroon)

J-Rio (Gabon)

Magasco (Cameroon)

Serge Beynaud (Ivory Coast) – Winner

Toofan (Togo)

Best Male

AKA (South Africa)

Black Coffee (South Africa)

Diamond (Tanzania)

Patoranking (Nigeria)

Wizkid (Nigeria) – Winner

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)

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) – Winner

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)

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 (Nigeria); Director: Clarence Peters

“Kisasi Kumi” – Sheeba (Uganda) – Director: Sasha Vybz

“ Niquer Ma Vie“ – Youssoupha (Congo) – Director: Antony Abdelli & Jose Eon – Winner

Personality of the Year in association with DStv

Caster Semenya (South Africa) – Winner

Linda Ikeji (Nigeria)

Pearl Thusi (South Africa)

Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon)

Wizkid (Nigeria)

Best Hip Hop in association with MTN

Emtee (South Africa) – Winner

Kiff No Beat (Ivory Coast)

Olamide (Nigeria)

Riky Rick (South Africa)

Ycee (Nigeria)

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

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)

Artist of the Year

Black Coffee (South Africa)

Diamond (Tanzania)

Sauti Sol (Kenya)

Wizkid (Nigeria)- Winner

Yemi Alade (Nigeria)

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