Burna Boy, Davido, Tems & More Land On 2021 MTV Africa Music Awards Nominees List

MTV MAMAs 2021 Nominees List OnoBello

The MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) has announced its return for the first time in years amid the novel coronavirus pandemic alongside a staggering list of nominees for prestigious event.

#MTVMAMAs, which is scheduled to be held on February 2, 2021 in Kampala, Uganda will be the first-ever live-streamed virtual MTV Africa Awards, the unit of ViacomCBS unveiled in November.

The music awards will broadcast on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) and MTV (DStv Channel 130). The show will also be aired on MTV channels across multiple continents as a one-hour MAMA-themed MTV World Stage feature.

The categories which have some of the most streamed artistes in the African continent in contention for the awards see Nigerian acts making recurring appearances (both superstar and fast-rising) in different sets and genres.

See the full nomination list below;

Best Female

Simi
Sheebah
Sho Madjozi
Busiswa
Yemi Alade
Soraia Ramos
Tiwa Savage

Artist of the Year

Burna Boy
Calema
Diamond Platnumz
Master KG
Davido
Tiwa Savage
Wizkid

Best Francophone

Innoss’B
Suspect 95
Dip Doundou Guiss
Stanley Enow
Fally Ipupa

Best Male

Burna Boy
Fireboy DML
Harmonize
Innoss’B
Kaza De Small
Master KG
Rema

Best Lusophone

Calema
Preto Show
Anna Joyce
Mr Bow
Nelson Freitas
Soraia Ramos

“Alone Together” Best Lockdown Performance

Diamond Platnumz
Black Motion
Singuila
AKA
Yemi Alade
Niniola and Busiswa

Best Group

Blaq Diamond
Sauti Sol
Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa
Calema
Ethic
Rostam

Breakthrough Act

Elaine
Tems
Omah Lay
Zuchu
John Blaq
Sha Sha
Focalistic

Best Hip Hop

Khaligraph Jones
Kwesi Arthur
Nasty C
NGA
OMG
Suspect 95

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