Artist Nadia Nakai on the red carpet at the MTV Africa Music Awards 2016. Image: MTV Africa Music Awards Johannesburg 2016
By: Johanna Masango
Various of Africa’s major artists gathered at ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg on 22 October to honour and celebrate African music for the sixth annual Mtv Africa Music Awards.
The awards were initially suppose to be hosted by South African comedian Trevor Noah, according to a twitter post by Mtv Base Africa Noah pulled out as the host due to illness, but Bonang Matheba, Nomzamo Mbatha and Yemi Alade took over as the hosts, with just only a few hours of practice.
South African rapper Cassper Nyovest gave a spectacular performance proving to the crowd why he won the award for Best Live Act.
Wizkid was the major winner in the MAMAs, as the Nigerian artist took awards for artist of the year and best male act. He also featured on DJ Maphorisa’s song “Soweto Baby”, which took the award for best collaboration. Here is the full list of the winners.
YouTube: Wizkid, Dj Maphorisa, Dj Buckz, Emtee perfoming at the MTV MAMA 2016