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    All the 2021 MTV Africa Music Awards nominees

    The nominees have been revealed for the MTV Africa Music Awards Kampala 2021 (MAMA).
    The MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) will be held virtually, in partnership with Uganda, on 20 February 2021.

    MTV Africa Music Awards returns with virtual format in 2021

    The MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) is set to make a comeback in 2021, when it will be held virtually, in partnership with Uganda, on 20 February 2021...

    26 Nov 2020

    The ultimate celebration of local African and international talent and achievement, MAMA 2021 recognises and rewards musicians, trailblazers and those who are shining a light on the continent's diverse talent and creativity by instilling positive impact on African music and youth culture over the previous year. The awards ceremony will feature performances from leading African and international artists and will also showcase some of the biggest cross-genre and cross-border collaborations.

    MAMA 2021 Award Categories

    Best Female

    Simi (Nigeria)
    Sheebah (Uganda)
    Sho Madjozi (South Africa)
    Busiswa (South Africa)
    Yemi Alade (Nigeria)
    Soraia Ramos (Cape Verde)
    Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)

    Best Male

    Burna Boy (Nigeria)
    Innoss’B (Democratic Republic of Congo)
    Kabza De Small (South Africa)
    Harmonize (Tanzania)
    Fireboy DML (Nigeria)
    Master KG (South Africa)
    Rema (Nigeria)

    Best Group

    Blaq Diamond (South Africa)
    Sauti Sol (Kenya)
    Kabza De Small / DJ Maphorisa (South Africa)
    Calema (São Tomé and Príncipe)
    Ethic (Kenya)
    Rostam (Tanzania)

    Artist of the Year

    Burna Boy (Nigeria)
    Calema (São Tomé and Príncipe)
    Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
    Master KG (South Africa)
    Davido (Nigeria)
    Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)
    Wizkid (Nigeria)

    Best Breakthrough Act

    Elaine (South Africa)
    Tems (Nigeria)
    Omah Lay (Nigeria)
    Zuchu (Tanzania)
    John Blaq (Uganda)
    Sha Sha (Zimbabwe)
    Focalistic (South Africa)

    Best Hip Hop

    Nasty C (South Africa)
    Suspect 95 (Cote d’Ivoire)
    Khaligraph Jones (Kenya)
    Kwesi Arthur (Ghana)
    NGA (Angola)
    OMG (Senegal)

    Best Ugandan Act

    Bebe Cool
    John Blaq
    Daddy Andre
    Spice Diana

    Best Lusophone Act

    Calema (São Tomé and Príncipe)
    Preto Show (Angola)
    Anna Joyce (Angola)
    Mr Bow (Mozambique)
    Nelson Freitas (Cape Verde)
    Soraia Ramos (Cape Verde)

    Best Francophone Act

    Innoss’B (Democratic Republic of Congo)
    Suspect 95 (Cote d’Ivoire)
    Dip Doundou Guiss (Senegal)
    Stanley Enow (Cameroon)
    Fally Ipupa (Democratic Republic of Congo)
    Gaz Mawete (Democratic Republic of Congo)

    Alone Together: Best Lockdown Performance

    Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania) – Africa Day Benefit Concert
    Black Motion (South Africa) – Red Bull Rendezvous
    Niniola ft Busiswa (Nigeria / SA) – Africa Day Benefit Concert
    Singuila (Congo) – DCDR Series
    AKA (South Africa) – AKA TV
    Yemi Alade (Nigeria) – Poverty (live session)

    The MTV Africa Music Awards Kampala 2021 will broadcast on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) and MTV (DStv Channel 130) on 20 February 2021. The show will also be aired on MTV channels across multiple continents as a one-hour MAMA-themed MTV World Stage feature. 

    For more information on the MTV Africa Music Awards Kampala 2021, please go to  



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