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MTV Africa Music Award (MAMA) 2020 Nomination

Here are the nominees for the MTV Africa Music Awards 2020.

2020 is slowly coming to an end and everyone is looking to finish strong. Although the pandemic really hit us hard, the music industry received some very beautiful music releases. Artists from all over Africa created and released amazing music even though tours were restricted.

The MTV Africa Music Awards is looking to celebrate some of the biggest artists of the year who made the most impact. Some of the nominees for the awards have been announced and they’re looking pretty good. This year, the awards ceremony will be happening in Kampala, Uganda on February 20th, 2021. That’s something to look forward to.

Nigerian Afro beats star, Tiwa Savage seems to be the only woman standing in the “Artist Of The Year Category”. She’s up against Grammy-nominted Burna Boy, Calema, Diamond Platnumz, Master KG, Davido and Wizkid. Mzansi stars, Kabza De Small, Busiswa, Sho Madjozi, Focalistic, Elaine and more also bag nods. Check out the categories below.

#MTVMAMA 2020 Nominations

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  1. Burna Boy
  2. Calema
  3. Diamond Platnumz
  4. Master KG
  5. Davido
  6. Tiwa Savage
  7. Wizkid

BEST LOCKDOWN PERFORMANCE

  1. Diamond Platnumz
  2. Black Motion
  3. Niniola / Busiswa
  4. Singuila
  5. AKA
  6. Yemi Alade

BEST FRANCOPHONE ACT

  1. Innoss’B
  2. Suspect 95
  3. Dip Doundou Guiss
  4. Stanley Enow
  5. Fally IpupaGaz Mawete

BEST LUSOPHONE ACT

  1. Calema
  2. Preto Show
  3. Anna Joyce
  4. Mr Bow
  5. Nelson Freitas
  6. Soraia Ramo

BEST UGANDAN ACT

  1. Sheebah
  2. Bebe Cool
  3. John Blaq
  4. Vinka
  5. Daddy Andre
  6. Spice Diana

BEST HIP HOP

  1. Nasty C
  2. Suspect 95
  3. Khaligraph Jones
  4. Kwesi Arthur
  5. NGA
  6. OMG

BREAKTHROUGH ACT

  1. Elaine
  2. Tems
  3. Omah Lay
  4. Zuchu
  5. John Blaq
  6. Sha Sha
  7. Focalistic

BEST GROUP

  1. Blaq Diamond
  2. Sauti Sol
  3. Kabza De Small / DJ Maphorisa (Scorpion Kings)
  4. Calema
  5. Ethic
  6. Rostam

BEST MALE

  1. Burna Boy
  2. Innoss’B
  3. Kabza De Small
  4. Harmonize
  5. Fireboy DML
  6. Master KG
  7. Rema

BEST FEMALE

  1. Simi
  2. Sheebah
  3. Sho Madjozi
  4. Busiswa
  5. Yemi Alade
  6. Soraia Ramos
  7. Tiwa Savage

SONG OF THE YEAR

  1. Mapara A Jazz Ft Ntosh Gazi & Colano – John Vuli Gate
  2. Mfr Souls Ft Major League Djs – Amanikiniki
  3. Master Kg Ft Nomcebo Zikode – Jeruselema
  4. Sauti Sol – Suzanne
  5. Burna Boy Ft Chris Martin – Monster You Made
  6. Calema – Te Amo

PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

  1. Siya Kholisi
  2. Zozibini Tunzi
  3. Sadio Mane
  4. Elsa Majimbo
  5. Mark Angel
  6. Yvonne Orji

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT

  1. The Weeknd
  2. Da Baby
  3. Meg Thee Stallion
  4. Drake
  5. Dj Khaled
  6. Beyoncé

BEST COLLABORATION

  1. Yemi Alade & Angelique Kidjo – “Shekere”
  2. Burna Boy & Master KG & Nomcebo – “Jerusalema Remix”
  3. Wizkid Ft H.E.R – “Smile”
  4. Burna Boy & Chris Martin – “Monsters You Made”
  5. Beyonce & Shatta Wale & Major Lazer – “Already”
  6. Innoss’B Ft Diamond Platnumz – “Yope Remix”

BEST ALTERNATIVE ACT

  1. Adekunle Gold
  2. Simi
  3. Ami Faku
  4. Amaarae
  5. Afrotronix
  6. Matata

BEST FANBASE AWARD

  1. Eddy Kenzo
  2. Diamond Platnumz
  3. Nadia Mukami
  4. Cassper Nyovest
  5. Serge Beynaud
  6. Shatta Wale
  7. Fally Ipupa

Cast Your Vote Here

John Jabulani

John is a music and media enthusiast who has created content for several years. He is also a singer and a songwriter. He is fascinated by stories behind hit songs and also by the artists who create them.

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