MTV Africa Music Awards 2016 Winners List


The MTV Africa Music Awards ‘MAMAs’ 2016 took place on Saturday, October 22, 2016, at the Ticket Pro Dome, Johannesburg,  South Africa.

The event featured performances from African acts including Nasty C, Babes Wodumo, Yemi Alade, Ycee, Cassper Nyovest, Alikiba, Wizkid, DJ Maphorisa, C4 Pedro and Kenya music group Sauti Sol. American rapper Future also be performed at the event.

MTV MAMA 2016 which was meant to be hosted by comedian Trevor Noah was instead hosted by South African TV personality Bonang Matheba.

On Friday, October 21, 2016, MTV announced that Bonang Matheba would be hosting the MAMAs after Trevor Noah’s unforeseen cancellation.

Noah, who cancelled for health reasons, took to Twitter to apologize. Due to an infection and strain on his vocal cord, the doctor has advised the comedian to rest his voice and recover his health.

Below is the full list of winners at the MTV Africa Music Awards 2016:

Best Live Act – Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)

Best Lusophone –C4 Pedro (Angola)

Legend Award –Hugh Masekela (South Africa)

Best Female Award – Yemi Alade (Nigeria)

Best Francophone Award – Serge Beynaud (Ivory Coast)

Best Group – Sauti Sol (Kenya)

Best Pop & Alternative – Kyle Deutsch& Shekhinah (South Africa)

Best International Act – Drake (United State of America)

Best Male Act – Wizkid (Nigeria)

Listeners Choice – Jah Prayzah (Zimbabwe)

Video of the Year – Youssoupha Niguer Ma Vie (Congo)

Best Collaboration – DJ Maphorisa ft, Wizkid & DJ Bucks (South Africa & Nigeria)

Personality of the Year– Caster Semenya (South Africa)

Best Hip Hop – Emtee (South Africa)

Best New Act – Tekno (Nigeria)

Song of the Year – Patoranking ft, Wande Coal (Nigeria)

Artiste of the Year – Wizkid (Nigeria)


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