23 October 2016 – SOUTH African hip hop artists Refiloe Phoolo, popularly known as Cassper Nyovest and Kiernan Forbes, AKA, topped the list with nine nominations between them 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 unveiled 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, celebrates and honours artists from across the continent.
Nigerian star Wizkid was nominated in the categories which include Best Male, Best Collaboration and Personality of the Year.
This year will be the sixth edition of the MAMAs and have been in Durban for the past three years after being 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. – ANA