Johannesburg came to life over the weekend,as the MTV MAMA AWARDS 2016 was held at the Ticketpro Dome in Northgate South Africa.Artists from all over Africa converged to witness the best of the best,take it to the stage and battle it out for the most coveted prizes.

Sauti Sol were the biggest winners of the night taking home the ‘Best Group Award’.Diamond Platinumz and Psqaure did not win any awards which was the biggest shocker of the night.

Other winners were as follows:

Best Live Act – Cassper Nyovest

Best Alternative – Shekinah and Kyle Deutsch

Best Female Act – Yemi Alade

Best International Act – Drake

Africa Re-imagined – Vuvian Onano and Mary Taedzerwa

Legend Award – Hugh Masekela

Best Lusophone Act – C4 Pedro

Best Francophone – Serge Beynaud

Best Male Artist – Wizkid

Listener’s Choice – Jah Prayzah

Best collaboration – DJ Maphorisa ft Wizkid & DJ Bucks

Video of the Year – Youssoupha (Niquer Ma Vie)

Personality of the Year – Caster Semenya

Best hip-hop Act- Emtee

Best breakthrough Act – Tekno

Song of the Year – My Woman (Patoranking ft Wande Coal)

Artist of the Year – Wizkid

Legend Of The Year-Hugh Masekela

Best International Act – Drake

Special guest performances were done by Yemi Alade and Wizkid who was backed up by the Soweto Gospel Choir.There was also a show stopping tribute to the late ‘Nkalatha’ of Kwaito, Mandoza, by legends Mdu, Trompies and DJ Cleo. American Rapper, Future, also gave an electrifying performance singing his hit songs ‘Wicked’,’Lowlife’ and ‘Commas’.

The Hosts for the night were Bonang Matheba, Yemi Alade and Nomzamo Mbatha. Trevor Noah however could not make it to the ceremony as he had a throat infection which put him on bed-rest for afew days as instructed by his doctor.