The MTV MAMA Awards has been the most hyped award ceremony in Africa year in year out.Bringing in various African stars as well as International ones,it is one of the biggest platfroms that showcase and celebrate the best in the showbiz industry.
This year’s artist lineup is quite interesting as DJ Maphorisa from South Africa, Sauti Sol from Kenya,Wizkid from Nigeria,Diamond Platinumz, Emtee, Kwesta, Patoranking,Ali Kiba,Babes Wodumo,Cassper Nyovest,Nasty C,Ycee,Yemi Alade and Angola’s Kizomba artist C4 PEDRO will take to the stage in three days time.The event will be held in Johannesburg and this year’s guest star is Future who will also perform.
Having collaborated with Drake on the song ‘One Dance’,Wizkid has a whooping six nominations(the highest) for Song of the Year(two nominations), Artist Of The Year,Best Male and Personality of the year. C4 PEDRO has been nominated in the Best Lusophone Category where he has to battle it out with fellow countrymen NGA and Preto Show,alongside Lizha James from Mozambique and Nelson Freitas from Cape Verde.
Dj Maphorisa (Uhuru’s Alumnus) has two nominations after the success of his co-production credit on Drake’s ‘One Dance’ for Song of the Year and Best Collaboration for ‘Soweto Baby’ featuring Wizkid.