Under nine major music and lifestyle award categories, fifty MTV Africa Music Awards nominees from 18 countries have been released.
Meanwhile, South African icons left a mark on the MAMA nominations list which was revealed in a glitzy ceremony on Wednesday evening.
Hip-hop stars Refiloe Phoolo, whose stage name is Cassper Nyovest and Kiernan ‘AKA’ Forbes topped the list with nine nominations each.
In preparation for the forthcoming MTV Africa Music Awards 2016 (MAMA), the first half of MAMA nominations event was held at the Constitutional Hill in Johannesburg on Thursday night.
Viacom International Media Networks Africa and MTV Base revealed the nominees at the event.
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 MAMA nominations list. Golden girl Caster and Pearl will be up against Linda Ikeji; Pierrre-Emerick Aubameyang and Wizkid in the personality of the year category.
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 awards ceremony MAMAs 2016 will take place at the Ticket Pro Dome on October 22. The classy event will be broadcast live across the world on MTV Base (DStv Channel) and MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) from October 22.
This is the sixth edition of the MAMAs which has always been held in Durban for the past three years after being held in Nigeria for the first three years.
Nasty C‚ Babes Wodumo‚ Cassper Nyovest and Nigerian songstress Yemi Alade are set to light up the stage with their performances.