South African hip-hop artists Refiloe Phoolo, also known as Cassper Nyovest, and Kiernan ‘AKA’ Forbes topped the list of most number of nominations, with nine each, for the forthcoming MTV Africa Music Awards Johannesburg 2016 (MAMA).
The MAMA nominations event was held at the Constitutional Hill in Johannesburg on Thursday night.
Fifty MAMA nominees, including artists and achievers from 18 countries, were revealed in nine key music and lifestyle award categories by Viacom International Media Networks Africa and MTV Base.
The MAMAs will be taking place at the Ticket Pro Dome on October 22. The event celebrates and honours artists from across the continent.
Nigerian star Wizkid was nominated in the Best Male, Best Collaboration and Personality of the Year categories.
This year will be the sixth edition of the MAMAs, and they have been held in Durban for the past three years after being held in Nigeria for the first three years.
The hotly contested Best Hip Hop category sees MAMA nominations for Emtee and Riky Rick of South Africa, who will be going head-to-head against Nigeria’s Olamide and Ycee, and Kiff No Beat from the Ivory Coast.
– African News Agency (ANA)