MTV Africa Music Awards 2021: See the Full List of Nominees Here

The list of nominees and their respective categories for all the 2021 MTV Africa Music Awards 2021 is provided here. 

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The MTV Africa Music Awards 2021 will air on MTV Base (DSTV Channel 322) and MTV (DSTV Channel 130). The show will air as an hour-long MAMA-themed MTV World Stage feature on MTV channels across many continents. PHOTO via @TWITTER

MTV Base is hosting its spectacular awards show and music festival called the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) on 20 February 2021 in Kampala, Uganda.

And the nominations for the 2021 MAMA Awards have been officially announced and some of your favourite entertainment stars have hit big.

First-time players, including Tems, Koffee, Fireboy DML, and former winners Davido, Diva Savage and Stanley Enow are back on the MTV Africa Music Awards 2021 list of nominees.

About the 2021 MAMA Awards

MTV Africa and MTV Base have announced the new edition of their continental flagship awards in 2021. 

MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) will be a virtual event in partnership with Uganda, the Pearl of Africa, on 20th February 2021, which will present the ultimate in African culture, music, and creativeness.

The event will air on MTV Base (DSTV Channel 322) and MTV (DSTV Channel 130). The one-hour MAMA-themed MTV World Stage feature will be rebroadcast on BET Africa and BET International plus MTV channels across many continents.

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The full list of all nominees and their categories for the 2021 MTV Africa Music Awards is here.

Best Female

  • Simi (Nigeria)
  • Sheebah (Uganda)
  • Sho Madjozi (South Africa)
  • Busiswa (South Africa)
  • Yemi Alade (Nigeria)
  • Soraia Ramos (Cape Verde)
  • Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)

Best Male 

  • Burna Boy (Nigeria)
  • Innoss’B (Democratic Republic of Congo)
  • Kabza De Small (South Africa)
  • Harmonize (Tanzania)
  • Fireboy DML (Nigeria)
  • Master KG (South Africa)
  • Rema (Nigeria)

Best Group

  • Blaq Diamond (South Africa)
  • Sauti Sol (Kenya)
  • Kabza De Small / DJ Maphorisa (South Africa)
  • Calema (São Tomé and Príncipe)
  • Ethic (Kenya)
  • Rostam (Tanzania)

Artist of the Year

  • Burna Boy (Nigeria)
  • Calema (São Tomé and Príncipe)
  • Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
  • Master KG (South Africa)
  • Davido (Nigeria)
  • Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)
  • Wizkid (Nigeria)

Best Breakthrough Act

  • Elaine (South Africa)
  • Tems (Nigeria)
  • Omah Lay (Nigeria)
  • Zuchu (Tanzania)
  • John Blaq (Uganda)
  • Sha Sha (Zimbabwe)
  • Focalistic (South Africa)

Best Hip Hop  

  • Nasty C (South Africa)
  • Suspect 95 (Cote d’Ivoire)
  • Khaligraph Jones (Kenya)
  • Kwesi Arthur (Ghana)
  • NGA (Angola)
  • OMG (Senegal)
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Best Ugandan Act 

Best Lusophone Act

  • Calema (São Tomé and Príncipe)
  • Preto Show (Angola)
  • Anna Joyce (Angola)
  • Mr Bow (Mozambique)
  • Nelson Freitas (Cape Verde)
  • Soraia Ramos (Cape Verde)

Best Francophone Act 

  • Innoss’B (Democratic Republic of Congo)
  • Suspect 95 (Cote d’Ivoire)
  • Dip Doundou Guiss (Senegal)
  • Stanley Enow (Cameroon)
  • Fally Ipupa (Democratic Republic of Congo)
  • Gaz Mawete (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Alone Together: Best Lockdown Performance

  • Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania) – Africa Day Benefit Concert
  • Black Motion (South Africa) – Red Bull Rendezvous
  • Niniola ft Busiswa (Nigeria / SA) – Africa Day Benefit Concert
  • Singuila (Congo) – DCDR Series
  • AKA (South Africa) – AKA TV
  • Yemi Alade (Nigeria) – Poverty (live session)
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