Following the MTV Africa Music Awards nominees announcement on Wednesday night, Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula announced he also received a nomination.
On Twitter, Mbalula thanked MTV for the “nomination of the best upcoming never to be heared (sic) album”.
— RSA Min of Sport (@MbalulaFikile) September 21, 2016
Although that was only a joke.
Mamas will celebrate talent across 18 award categories, including Best Male, Best Female and Best Collaboration. Additional categories include the Africa Re-Imagined Award and Personality of the Year.
The live event, set to take place at the Ticketpro dome in October, will feature live performances from Yemi Alade, Nasty C, Babes Wodumo, Ycee, Alikiba and Cassper Nyovest.
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Here are the actual nominees:
Personality of the Year
Best Male Act
Best Live Act
Baddest — AKA‚ Burna Boy‚ Khuli Chana & Yanga
Juice Back Remix — Nasty C‚ Davido & Cassper Nyovest
No Kissing Baby — Patoranking & Sarkodie
Soweto Baby — DJ Maphorisa‚ Wizkid & DJ Buck
Unconditionally Bae — Sauti Sol & Ali Kiba
Best Pop/Alternative Act
Shekinah & Kyle Deutsch
Desmond and the Tutus
Best International Act
Best Lusophone Act
Best Hip Hop Act
Kiff No Beat