2016 MTV Africa Music Awards: List Of Winners

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The 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards ceremony was a huge success with deserving artists walking away with prizes they worked hard for.

The glitzy ceremony held in Johannesburg was a beehive of activities with on-point stage performances. Celebs also graced the red carpet, while showing off their glamorous fashion sense.

Meanwhile, Nigerian artists won big at the 2016 MTV Music Awards as they took home both Best Male and Best Female Awards, Artist of the Year and more.

Nevertheless, South African golden girl Caster, rapper Cassper Nyovest and Emtee also made us proud with prestigious awards won in different categories. In addition, SA legend Hugh Masekela, won the  MTV Legend award at the 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards.

Here’s the full list of 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards 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)

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Best Pop/Alternative

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

Desmond & The Tutus (South Africa)

LCNVL (South Africa)

Timo ODV (South Africa)

Tresor (DRC)

Best International

Drake (Canada) – Winner

Adele (UK)

Beyoncé (USA)

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

Serge Beynaud (Ivory Coast) – Winner

Franko (Cameroon)

J-Rio (Gabon)

Magasco (Cameroon)

Toofan (Togo)

Best Male

Wizkid (Nigeria) – Winner

AKA (South Africa)

Black Coffee (South Africa)

Diamond (Tanzania)

Patoranking (Nigeria)

Listener’s Choice

Jah Prayzah (Zimbabwe) – Winner

Adiouza (Senegal)

Bebe Cool (Uganda)

Burna Boy (Nigeria)

Den G (Liberia)

EL (Ghana)

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

DJ Maphorisa feat. Wizkid & DJ Bucks – “Soweto Baby” ((South Africa/Nigeria) – Winner

AKA feat. Burna Boy, Khuli Chana & Yanga – “Baddest” (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)

Video of the Year

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

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

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

Tekno (Nigeria) – Winner

Babes Wodumo (South Africa)

Emtee (South Africa)

Falz (Nigeria)

Franko (Cameroon)

Nasty C (South Africa)

Nathi (South Africa)

Raymond (Tanzania)

Simi (Nigeria)

Song of the year in partnership with Google

My Woman, My Everything – Patoranking feat. Wande Coal (Nigeria) – Winner

Shaktibobo – Olamide (Nigeria)

Reggae Blues – Harrysongz feat Olamide, Kcee & Iyanya, Orezi (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)

Artist of the Year

Wizkid (Nigeria)- Winner

Black Coffee (South Africa)

Diamond (Tanzania)

Sauti Sol (Kenya)

Yemi Alade (Nigeria)

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