MTV Africa Music Awards

The MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) will be held in Kampala on February 20 2021. The full list of nominees has been released and it is a testament to the amazing and ever growing talent on the continent. Talented artists such as Burna Boy, Master KG, Sauti Sol, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, are on the list of nominees. All due respect to DJ Khaled who will host the event virtually from Florida, however, African viewers will also be looking forward to watch the African co-hosts who will grace our screens that night.

Below is the fullest of nominees as listed by MTV Africa Music Awards:

Best Female: Simi (Nigeria); Sheebah (Uganda); Sho Madjozi (South Africa); Busiswa (South Africa); Yemi Alade (Nigeria); Soraia Ramos (Cape Verde); Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)

Best Male: Burna Boy (Nigeria); Innoss’B (Democratic Republic of Congo); Kabza De Small (South Africa); Harmonize (Tanzania); Fireboy DML (Nigeria); Master KG (South Africa); Rema (Nigeria)

Best Group: Blaq Diamond (South Africa); Sauti Sol (Kenya); Kabza De Small / DJ Maphorisa (South Africa); Calema (São Tomé and Príncipe); Ethic (Kenya); Rostam (Tanzania)

Artist of the Year: Burna Boy (Nigeria); Calema (São Tomé and Príncipe); Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania); Master KG (South Africa); Davido (Nigeria); Tiwa Savage (Nigeria); Wizkid (Nigeria)

Best Breakthrough Act; Elaine (South Africa); Tems (Nigeria); Omah Lay (Nigeria); Zuchu (Tanzania); John Blaq (Uganda); Sha Sha (Zimbabwe); Focalistic (South Africa)

Best Hip Hop

Nasty C (South Africa); Suspect 95 (Cote d’Ivoire); Khaligraph Jones (Kenya); Kwesi Arthur (Ghana); NGA (Angola); OMG (Senegal)

Best Ugandan Act

Sheebah; Bebe Cool; John Blaq; Vinka; Daddy Andre; Spice Diana

Best Lusophone Act

Calema (São Tomé and Príncipe); Preto Show (Angola); Anna Joyce (Angola); Mr Bow (Mozambique); Nelson Freitas (Cape Verde); Soraia Ramos (Cape Verde)

Best Francophone Act

Innoss’B (Democratic Republic of Congo); Suspect 95 (Cote d’Ivoire); Dip Doundou Guiss (Senegal); Stanley Enow (Cameroon); Fally Ipupa (Democratic Republic of Congo); Gaz Mawete (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Alone Together: Best Lockdown Performance

Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania) Africa Day Benefit Concert; Black Motion (South Africa) Red Bull Rendezvous; Niniola ft Busiswa (Nigeria / SA) Africa Day Benefit Concert; Singuila (Congo) DCDR Series; AKA (South Africa) AKA TV; Yemi Alade (Nigeria) Poverty (live session)