By Evelyne Wareh
MAMAs make its way to Johannesburg for the first time ever.Trevor Noah would be the host for this year’s MAMAs. Nominees have been announced.
It’s good news for Sauti Sol after they landed two spots in the 6th edition of the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) slated to be held in South Africa on the 22nd of October. The talented quartet has a better chance of winning after they bagged two nominations.
They go head to head with Patoranking, AKA, Nasty C and DJ Maphorisa for a chance to win ‘Best Collab’ for their collabo with Ali Kiba in ‘Unconditional Bae’.
In the ‘Best Group’ category it will be a race against Toofan, Micasa, R2Bees and Navy Kenzo. Wizkid, Cassper Nyovest and AKA are also in the first round of nominations for the forthcoming MTV Africa Music Awards Johannesburg 2016 (MAMA), with an impressive nine nominations between them.
The second round of nominations, comprising 7 additional award categories, including Artist of the Year, Best Female, Listener’s Choice, Best Breakthrough, Best Francophone, Song of the Year in partnership with Google, and Video of the Year, will be revealed at the Hard Rock Café, Lagos, Nigeria during Road to MAMA – Lagos 2016 (2 October 2016).
No nominations will be revealed for the MTV Base Reimagined award, and MAMA Legend.