#MAMA2016: Future, Korede Bello, Bonang Matheba, Nomzamo, Ehiz, More! See First Photos!

The TV personality Ntando Duma at the red carpet during the MAMA 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

The TV personality Ntando Duma at the red carpet during the MAMA 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

After weeks of excitement and anticipation, Africa’s music fans have spoken at the sixth edition of Africa’s premiere annual music showcase, the MTV Africa Music Awards Johannesburg 2016. Unfolding at the TicketPro Dome in NorthgateJohannesburg, South Africa on 22 October 2016, the exhilarating celebration of African music and achievement made its Joburg debut with an electrifying display of live performances and incredible state-of-the-art staging and lighting. Click here for full list of winners!

The excitement in the crowd was palpable as world-renowned South African jazz legend and Grammy award winner, Hugh Masekela, took to the stage to accept the Legend Award, for his indelible contribution to the music industry.  The Africa Reimagined award, a category honouring individuals reshaping the narrative around Africa, was awarded to youth activists, Vivian Onano and Mary Taedzerwa, for their pro-social activism on the continent.

The live telecast on MTV Base and MTV featured awards in 18 categories, presented by famous faces from around the continent, including Minnie Dlamini, Jackie Appiah, Weza, Navy Kenzo, R2Bees, Juliet Ibrahim, Sheeba, Somizi and Sizwe Dhlomo.

Thrilling collaborations from Africa’s foremost artists were the highlight of the show, including Kwesta andStonebwoy, who performed a high-powered remix of Kwesta’s hit song “Ngud”.  Big winner Wizkid thrilled the crowd with rousing support from the world famous Soweto Gospel Choir.  The most touching moment of the night was a show-stopping tribute to late “Nkalakatha” of Kwaito, Mandoza, by legends Mdu, Trompies and DJ Cleo. 

US Hip Hop star and nominee Future lit up the stage with hits “Wicked”, “Lowlife” and “Commas”, while the trophy for Best International went to Drake.

Walking the red carpet at the awards were nominees Yemi Alade, Diamond Platinumz, WizKid, Nasty C, Navy Kenzo, Babes Wodumo, Riky Rick, Patoranking, R2Bees, Sauti Sol, SheebaToofan and South African gold medalist Caster Semenya. Other famous faces enjoying the show included media darling Minnie Dlamini, actress Jessica Nkosi, controversial radio host, Gareth Cliff, Tbo Touch, AY, Boity Thulo, Sizwe Dhlomo, Juliet Ibrahim, Somizi MhlongoThembi SeeteKhanyi Mbau, MTV Base VJ Ehiz, Anele Mdoda and hip hop sensation KO.

See First Photos below!

The TV personality Blue at the red carpet during the MAMA 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

The TV personality Blue at the red carpet during the MAMA 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

The TV personality Khanyi Nbau at the red carpet during the MAMA 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

The TV personality Khanyi Nbau at the red carpet during the MAMA 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

Khutso Theledi at the red carpet during the MAMA 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

Khutso Theledi at the red carpet during the MAMA 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

Member of the production team at the red carpet during the MAMA 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

Member of the production team at the red carpet during the MAMA 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

Raffaele Annecchino, Managing director of Viacom International Media Networks (L) and Alex Okosi (R) at the red carpet during the MAMA 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

Raffaele Annecchino, Managing director of Viacom International Media Networks (L) and Alex Okosi (R) at the red carpet during the MAMA 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

The artist Nadia Nakai at the red carpet during the MAMA 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

The artist Nadia Nakai at the red carpet during the MAMA 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

The artist Lerato Kganyago at the red carpet during the MAMA 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

The artist Lerato Kganyago at the red carpet during the MAMA 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

C4 Pedro at the red carpet during the MAMA 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

C4 Pedro at the red carpet during the MAMA 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

The TV personality Thando at the red carpet during the MAMA 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

The TV personality Thando at the red carpet during the MAMA 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

The artist Shekinah at the red carpet during the MAMA 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

The artist Shekinah at the red carpet during the MAMA 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

The actress Pretty Ncayiyana at the red carpet during the MAMA 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

The actress Pretty Ncayiyana at the red carpet during the MAMA 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

The actress Ayanda Thabethe at the red carpet during the MAMA 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

The actress Ayanda Thabethe at the red carpet during the MAMA 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

The artists Mampinja (L) and Babes Wodumo (R) at the red carpet during the MAMA 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

The artists Mampinja (L) and Babes Wodumo (R) at the red carpet during the MAMA 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

The co-host Bonang Matheba at the red carpet during the MAMA 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

The co-host Bonang Matheba at the red carpet during the MAMA 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

Dadaboi Ehiz at the red carpet during the MAMA 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

Dadaboi Ehiz at the red carpet during the MAMA 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

The artist Mtee (R) and his wife at the red carpet during the MAMA 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

The artist Mtee (R) and his wife at the red carpet during the MAMA 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

The artist Future at the red carpet during the MAMA 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

The artist Future at the red carpet during the MAMA 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

The artist Future at the red carpet during the MAMA 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

The artist Future at the red carpet during the MAMA 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

The artist Future at the red carpet during the MAMA 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

The artist Future at the red carpet during the MAMA 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

The artist Future at the red carpet during the MAMA 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

The artist Future at the red carpet during the MAMA 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

The artist Koredo Bello at the red carpet during the MAMA 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

The artist Koredo Bello at the red carpet during the MAMA 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

The TV personality Nomuzi at the red carpet during the MAMA 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

The TV personality Nomuzi at the red carpet during the MAMA 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

Nomzamo Mbatha at the red carpet during the MAMA 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

Nomzamo Mbatha at the red carpet during the MAMA 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

Nomzamo Mbatha at the red carpet during the MAMA 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

Nomzamo Mbatha at the red carpet during the MAMA 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

The artist Patty Manroe at the red carpet during the MAMA 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

The artist Patty Manroe at the red carpet during the MAMA 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

The artist Korede Bello during the MAMA 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

The artist Korede Bello during the MAMA 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

The artist Patoranking during the MAMA 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

The artist Patoranking during the MAMA 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

(L to R) The artist Yemi, Bonang and Momzamo during the MAMA 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

(L to R) The artist Yemi, Bonang and Momzamo during the MAMA 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

The artist Stonebwoy during the MAMA 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

The artist Stonebwoy during the MAMA 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016


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