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MTV Africa Music Awards: the list of des nominees!

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MTV Base, the initiator of the prestigious MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) published on 16th April the list of artists nominated for the edition 2014 of the event. The appointment of numerous famous names of Nigerian music such as Davido, Chimamanda Adichie, 2Face, PSquare, Wizkid, Burna Boy, Olamide or  Flavour proved the domination of Nigerian Afro Pop on African continent.

In the category “The Best Male Artist” one of the most appreciated of the competition, Nigeria is the only country represented by two artists (Davido and Wizkid). Same story at girls where the Nigerian Chidinma and Tiwa Savage are favorites.

MUSIC CATEGORY

The best male artist

Anselmo Ralph (Angola)
Davido (Nigeria)
Diamond (Tanzania)
Donald (South Africa)
Wizkid (Nigeria)

The best female artist

Arielle T (Gabon)
Chidinma (Nigeria)
DJ C’ndo (South Africa)
Efya (Ghana)
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)

The best group

Big Nuz (South Africa)
Mafikizolo (South Africa)
Mi Casa (South Africa)
P Square (Nigeria)
Sauti Sol (Kenya)

Revelation of the year

Burna Boy (Nigeria)
Heavy K (South Africa)
Phyno (Nigeria)
Stanley Enow (Cameroon)
Uhuru (South Africa)

Best Live Act

2face (Nigeria)
Fally Ipupa (RDC)
Flavour (Nigeria)
Dr Malinga (South Africa)
Zakes Bantwini (South Africa)

The best Collaboration

Amani ft Radio and Weasel – ‘Kiboko Changu’ (Kenya/Uganda)
Diamond feat Davido – ‘Number One’ (Remix) (Tanzania/Nigeria)
Mafikizolo feat May D – ‘Happiness’ (South Africa/Nigeria)
R2bees feat Wizkid – ‘Slow Down’ (Ghana/Nigeria)
Uhuru feat DJ Buckz, Oskido, Professor, Yuri Da Cunha – ‘Y-tjukutja’ (South Africa/Angola)

Artist of the year

Davido (Nigeria)
Mafikizolo (South Africa)
Mi Casa (South Africa)
P Square (Nigeria)
Uhuru (South Africa)

Single of the year

Davido- ‘Skelewu’ (Nigeria)
DJ Clock feat Beatenberg – ‘Pluto’ (Remember Me) (South Africa)
DJ Ganyani feat FB – ‘Xigubu’ (South Africa)
DJ Kent feat The Arrows –‘Spin My World Around’ (South Africa)
Dr Sid feat Don Jazzy – ‘Surulere’ (Nigeria)
KCee – ‘Limpopo’ (Nigeria)
Mafikizolo feat Uhuru ‘Khona’ (South Africa)
Mi Casa- ‘Jika’ (South Africa)
P Square – ‘Personally’ (Nigeria)
Yuri Da Cunha -‘Atchu Tchu Tcha’ (Angola)

The best Hip Hop artist

AKA (South Africa)
Ice Prince (Nigeria)
Khuli Chana (South Africa)
Olamide (Nigeria)
Sarkodie (Ghana)

The best Pop artist

Danny K (South Africa)
Fuse ODG (Ghana)
Goldfish (South Africa)
LCNVL (South Africa)
Mathew Mole (South Africa)

The best Alternative

Gangs of Ballet (South Africa)
Michael Loman (South Africa)
Nakhane Toure (South Africa)
Parlotones (South Africa)
Shortstraw (South Africa)

The best French-speaking artist

Arielle T (Gabon)
Espoir 2000 (Ivory Coast)
Ferre Gola (RDC)
Toofan (Togo)
Youssoupha (Congo)

The best Portuguese-speaking artist

Anselmo Ralph (Angola)
JD (Angola)
Lizha James (Mozambique)
Nelson Freitas (Cape Verde)
Yuri Da Cunha (Angola)

OTHER CATEGORIES

Personnality of the year

Chimamanda Adiche – Writer (Nigeria)
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde – Actress (Nigeria)
Trevor Noah- Comedian (South Africa)
Lupita Nyong’o – Actress (Kenya)
Yaya Toure – Soccer Player (Ivory Coast)

Transform Today by Absolut

Anisa Mpungwe (Tanzania)
Clarence Peters (Nigeria)
Leti Arts (Ghana)
Rasty (South Africa)

 

Original text by: Roger ADZAFO

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  1. Let’s kip jog aside divido n wizkid r al bondle o africa progéss.

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