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.
Here is the first half of the list of this year’s MTV Africa Music Awards Nominees
Best Live Act
Personality of the Year
Best Pop/Alternative Act
Shekinah & Kyle Deutsch
Desmond and the Tutus
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
Best International Act
Best Lusophone Act
Best Hip Hop Act
Kiff No Beat