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Wizkid, Burna Boy, Davido and Tiwa Savage Bags Nomination For MTV Africa Music Award (MAMA). See Full Nominee’s List



Wizkid, Burna Boy, Davido and Tiwa Savage Bags Nomination For MTV Africa Music Award (MAMA). See Full Nominee's List

The MTV Africa Music Award is back after a long while and Nigeria’s A list artists like Wizkid, Burna Boy and Tiwa Savage bags various nominations.

After the pause of the MAMA four years, it is back again to be held on February 20, 2021 in the capital city of Uganda, Kampala.

MTV is said to be bringing this award with lots of mind blowing activities and this time, some of your faves are nominated.

For the first time, Tems, Omah Lay and Fireboy DML will be making the nomination list and Jamaica’s reggae artist, Koffee is also nominated. Past winners like Davido and Tiwa Savage also got nominated.

The award show will be televised on MTV Base (DSTv 322, GOTv 72) and MTV (DSTv 130). There will be various categories to celebrate in the new edition.

See the complete list of first batch of nominees below:

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 (DRC)
  • 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 (DRC)
  • Suspect 95 (Cote d’Ivoire)
  • Dip Doundou Guiss (Senegal)
  • Stanley Enow (Cameroon)
  • Fally Ipupa (DRC)
  • Gaz Mawete (DRC)

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)

Voting has begun and can be done via MAMA’s website.

A big congratulations to the MAMA 2021 nominees.

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