MTV Africa Music Awards Nominees For This Year

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As promised, the first half of the list of this year’s MTV Africa Music Awards nominees has been released.

So far, some of South Africa’s biggest icons including Caster Semenya; Pearl Thusi; AKA; Cassper Nyovest; Riky Rick; Emteeand; Mi Casa and Black Coffee already made the list.

Golden girl Caster and Pearl will be up against Linda Ikeji; Pierrre-Emerick Aubameyang and Wizkid in the personality of the year category.

SA rap stars also scored nominations for this year’s event‚ scheduled to hold at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg on October 22.

Meanwhile, Nigerian starboy Wizkid leads the nominations so far‚ with three nods.

The first half of the list of this year’s MTV Africa Music Awards nominees was released at a ceremony in Johannesburg on Wednesday evening. There were live performances by Riky Rick; Nathi; Shekinah and Mi Casa.

Subsequently, the rest of the nominees for this year’s awards will be announced in Lagos‚ Nigeria on October 2.

The classy event will be broadcast live across the world on MTV Base (DStv Channel) and MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) from October 22. Nasty C‚ Babes Wodumo‚ Cassper Nyovest and Nigerian songstress Yemi Alade are set to light up the stage with their performances.

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Here is the first half of the list of this year’s MTV Africa Music Awards Nominees

Best Live Act

Cassper Nyovest

Eddy Kenzo

Flavour

Mafikizolo

Stonebwoy

Personality of the Year

Caster Semenya

Linda Ikeji

Pearl Thusi

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Wizkid

Best Pop/Alternative Act

Shekinah & Kyle Deutsch

Desmond and the Tutus

Lcnvl

Tresor

TiMO ODV

Best Collaboration

Baddest — AKA‚ Burna Boy‚ Khuli Chana & Yanga

Juice Back Remix — Nasty C‚ Davido & Cassper Nyovest

No Kissing Baby — Patoranking & Sarkodie



Soweto Baby — DJ Maphorisa‚ Wizkid & DJ Buck

Unconditionally Bae — Sauti Sol & Ali Kiba

Best Male Act

AKA

Patoranking

Black Coffee

Diamond Platnumz

Wizkid

Best Group

Toofan

Sauti Sol

R2Bees

Navy Kenzo

Mi Casa

Best International Act

Adele

Beyonce

Drake

Rihanna

Future

Best Lusophone Act

NGA

Preto Show

Nelson Freitas

Lizha James

C4 Pedro

Best Hip Hop Act

Emtee

Ycee

Riky Rick

Kiff No Beat

Olamide