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MTV MAMA 2015: Davido, Wizkid, Yemi Alade, Others Lead Nominations

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VIMN Africa and MTV Base revealed the nominations for the MTV Africa Music Awards at a star-studded reception at Harem, Johannesburg, South Africa On JUNE 11TH, 2015.

 

 

Celebrating the extraordinary evolution of African achievement, this year’s MAMA recognises contemporary artistes and trailblazers in a range of music and lifestyle categories including Song of the YearVideo of the YearBest Collaboration and Personality of the Year.

 

Competing in the prestigious Best Male act category are AKA (South Africa), Davido (Nigeria),Diamond (Tanzania) and Wizkid (Nigeria), Sarkodie (Ghana), while female artistes making their mark in the Best Female category include Bucie (SA), Busiswa (SA), Seyi Shay (Nigeria), Vanessa Mdee(Tanzania) and Yemi Alade (Nigeria).

The enduring popularity of Hip Hop on the continent is captured in the hotly contested Best Hip Hop category, where Cassper Nyovest (South Africa) is battling it out with K.O. (South Africa),Olamide (Nigeria), Phyno (Nigeria) and Youssoupha (DRC).

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Recognising the contribution of new talent on the continent, Best New Act: Transformed Today by Absolut gave nods to nominees from around the continent, including Cassper Nyovest (South Africa), Anna Joyce (Angola), Duncan (South Africa), Patoranking (Nigeria) and Stonebwoy(Ghana).

 

A total of 70 nominees were revealed at the event, across 13 different categories. Nominees for additional categories, including the MTV Base Leadership Award and Best International Act, will be revealed at a later date.

 

You can start voting for your favourite artistes live now at mama.mtv.com

 

 

See full list  below:

MAMA 2015 NOMINEES IN FULL:

 

Best Male

AKA (South Africa)

Davido (Nigeria)

Diamond (Tanzania)

Sarkodie (Ghana)

Wizkid (Nigeria)

 

Best Female

Bucie (South Africa)

Busiswa (South Africa)

Seyi Shay (Nigeria)

Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania)

Yemi Alade (Nigeria)

 

Best Group

B4 (Angola)

Beatenberg (South Africa)

Black Motion (South Africa)

P-Square (Nigeria)

Sauti Sol (Kenya)

 

Best New Act Transformed by Absolut

Anna Joyce (Angola)

Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)

Duncan (South Africa)

Patoranking (Nigeria)

Stonebwoy (Ghana)

 

Best Hip Hop

Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)

K.O. (South Africa)

Phyno (Nigeria)

Olamide (Nigeria)

Youssoupha (DRC)

 

Best Collaboration

AKA, Burna Boy, Da LES & JR: “All Eyes On Me” (SA/Nigeria)

Davido featuring Uhuru & DJ Buckz: “The Sound” (Nigeria/SA)

Diamond & Iyanya: “Bum Bum” (Kenya/Nigeria)

Toofan & DJ Arafat: “Apero Remix” (Togo/Ivory Coast)

Stanley Enow & Sarkodie: “Njama Njama Cow Remix” (Cameroon/Ghana)

 

Song of the Year

Cassper Nyovest: “Doc Shebeleza” (South Africa)

Euphonik featuring Mpumi: “Busa” (South Africa)

DJ Fisherman & NaakMusiQ featuring DJ Tira, Danger & Dream Team: “Call Out” (South Africa)

K.O featuring Kid X: “Caracara” (South Africa)

Lil Kesh Featuring Olamide & Davido: “Shoki Remix” (Nigeria)

Mavins: “Dorobucci” (Nigeria)

Sauti Sol: “Sura Yako” (Kenya)

Toofan: “Gweta” (Togo)

Wizkid: “Show You The Money” (Nigeria)

Yemi Alade: “Johnny” (Nigeria)

 

Best Live

Big Nuz (South Africa)

Diamond (Tanzania)

Flavour (Nigeria)

Mi Casa (South Africa)

Toofan (Togo)

 

Video of the Year

“Crazy” – Seyi Shay Featuring Wizkid; Director: Meji Alabi

“Doors” – Prime Circle; Director: Ryan Kruger

“Love You Everyday” – Bebe Cool; Director: Clarence Peters

“Nafukwa” – Riky Rick; Director: Adriaan Louw

“The Sound” – Davido Featuring Uhuru & DJ Buckz; Director: Sesan

 

Best Pop & Alternative

Fuse ODG (Ghana)

Jeremy Loops (South Africa)

Jimmy Nevis (South Africa)

Nneka (Nigeria)

Prime Circle (South Africa)

 

Best Francophone

DJ Arafat (Ivory Coast)

Jovi (Cameroon)

Laurette Le Pearle (DRC)

Tour 2 Garde (Ivory Coast)

Toofan (Togo)

Best Lusophone

Ary (Angola)

B4 (Angola)

Nelson Freitas (Cape Verde)

NGA (Angola)

Yuri Da Cunha (Angola)

 

Personality of the Year

Basketmouth (Nigeria)

Bonang Matheba (South Africa)

OC Ukeje (Nigeria)

Trevor Noah (South Africa)

Yaya Toure (Ivory Coast)

 

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