Nigerian singer Wizkid who is set to perform in Kampala on December 3, completed a hat trick, winning Artiste of Year, Best Male Artiste and Best Collabo for Soweto Baby (with South Africa’s DJ Mariphosa and DJ Bucks) at the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs) that were held on Saturday night in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Yemi Alade who co-hosted the show with South African TV personality Bonang Matheba and also performed, went away with the Best Female Artiste gong.
East Africa was represented by Kenya’s Sauti Sol who were named Best Group.
Uganda’s nominees, Eddy Kenzo, Bebe Cool and Sheebah went away empty handed.
Below is the full list of winners.
Artist of the Year: Wizkid (Nigeria)
Best Female: Yemi Alade (Nigeria)
Best Male: Wizkid (Nigeria)
Best Group: Sauti Sol (Kenya)
Best Breakthrough Act: Tekno (Nigeria)
Best Live Act: Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)
Best Hip Hop in association with MTN: Emtee (South Africa)
Song of the Year in partnership with Google: “My Woman, My Everything” Patoranking feat. Wande Coal (Nigeria)
Listener’s Choice: Jah Prayzah (Zimbabwe)
Video of the Year: “Niquer Ma Vie” – Youssoupha (Congo) – Director: Antony Abdelli & Jose Eon
Best Pop & Alternative: Shekinah & Kyle Deutsch (South Africa)
Best Francophone: Serge Beynaud (Ivory Coast)
Best Lusophone: C4 Pedro (Angola)
Personality of the Year in association with DSTV: Caster Semenya (South Africa)
Legend Award: Hugh Masekela
Best Collaboration in partnership with ABSOLUT: DJ Maphorisa feat. Wizkid & DJ Buckz – “Soweto Baby” (South Africa/Nigeria)
Africa Reimagined: Vivian Onano and Mary Taedzerwa
Best International: Drake (USA)