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Sautisol after recieving the best group award in MTV MAMA awards on saturday

MAMA Award winners 2016

The Mama awards were held on Saturday in Johannesburg.  This was the 8th award ceremony of The MTV Africa Music Awards since their establishment.

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MAMA celebrates the most popular contemporary music in Africa.  Music celebrated includes hip-hop, RnB, and so much more.

Even though the list of nominees contained a number of talented artists, only the most voted ones won.

Nigerian and South African artists bagged most of the MTV mama awards on Saturday evening.

The full list of MAMA award winners 2016

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)

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