The 2016 MTV MAMA came off Saturday October 22 2016 at the TicketPro Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa and quite sad for Ghana, none of its nominees including R2Bees, MzVee, Stonebwoy and E.L won in any of the categories under which they were nominated.
The night saw performances from Wizkid, Patoranking & Sarkodie, Yemi Alade, Diamond Platnumz and several others with a touching tribute to South African kwaito musician Mandoza who passed on September 18, 2016.
The event was hosted by the 3 power girls Nomzamo Mbatha, Yemi Alade and Bonang Matheba.
Although it sounds bad that no Ghanaian picked up an award, it is clarion call for the artists to double up and keep pushing for the best.
Congrats to the winners so far. Below is the full list of winners.
Best Group – Sauti Sol
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 hiphop Act- Emtee
Best breakthrough Act – Tekno
Song of the Year – My Woman (Patoranking ft Wande Coal)
Artist of the Year – Wizkid