Sarkodie, Stonebwoy and Fuse ODG nominated for MTV Mamas

The nominees for the MTV Africa Music awards (Mama) 2015, which were announced in a celebrity filled event in Johannesburg’s Harem, Design District in Rosebank on Thursday night, include Sarkodie, Stonebwoy and Fuse ODG.

Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Fuse ODG were nominated for Best Male , Best New Act Transformed by Absolut , and Best Pop & Alternative categories respectively.

Absolut is sponsoring the best New Act Transformed category and the nominees are: Anna Joyce from Angola, Nyovest, Duncan, Patoranking from Nigeria and Stonebwoy from Ghana. Absolut plans to garner support for the nominees through their supporter video shout-outs and live in-market performances, and via ‘Africa is Absolut’ campaign. The campaign celebrates Africa’s unique and creativity.

The awards ceremony is scheduled for Saturday 18 July 2015 at the Durban International Convention Centre (ICC), KwaZulu-Natal, and South Africa.

Check out the full list of nominees
Best Male
AKA (South Africa)
Davido (Nigeria)
Diamond (Tanzania)
Sarkodie (Ghana)
Wizkid (Nigeria)
Best Female
Bucie (South Africa)
Busiswa (South Africa)
Seyi Shay (Nigeria)
Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania)
Yemi Alade (Nigeria)
Best Group
B4 (Angola)
Beatenberg (South Africa)
Black Motion (South Africa)
P-Square (Nigeria)
Sauti Sol (Kenya)
Best New Act Transformed by Absolut
Anna Joyce (Angola)
Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)
Duncan (South Africa)
Patoranking (Nigeria)
Stonebwoy (Ghana)
Best Hip Hop
Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)
K.O. (South Africa)
Phyno (Nigeria)
Olamide (Nigeria)
Youssoupha (DRC)
Best Collaboration
AKA, Burna Boy, Da LES & JR: ‘All Eyes On Me’ (SA/Nigeria)

Davido featuring Uhuru & DJ Buckz: ‘The Sound’ (Nigeria/SA)

Diamond & Iyanya: ‘Bum Bum’ (Kenya/Nigeria)

Toofan & DJ Arafat: ‘Apero Remix’ (Togo/Ivory Coast)

Stanley Enow & Sarkodie: ‘Njama Njama Cow Remix’ (Cameroon/Ghana)

Song of the Year
Cassper Nyovest: ‘Doc Shebeleza’ (South Africa)

Euphonik featuring Mpumi: ‘Busa’ (South Africa)

DJ Fisherman & NaakMusiQ featuring DJ Tira, Danger & Dream Team: ‘Call Out’ (South Africa)

K.O featuring Kid X: ‘Caracara’ (South Africa)

Lil Kesh Featuring Olamide & Davido: ‘Shoki Remix’ (Nigeria)

Mavins: ‘Dorobucci’ (Nigeria)
Sauti Sol: ‘Sura Yako’ (Kenya)
Toofan: ‘Gweta’ (Togo)
Wizkid: ‘Show You the Money’ (Nigeria)
Yemi Alade: ‘Johnny’ (Nigeria)
Best Live
Big Nuz (South Africa)
Diamond (Tanzania)
Flavour (Nigeria)
Mi Casa (South Africa)
Toofan (Togo)
Video of the Year
‘Crazy’ – Seyi Shay Featuring Wizkid; Director: Meji Alabi

‘Doors’ – Prime Circle; Director: Ryan Kruger

‘Love You Every day’ – Bebe Cool; Director: Clarence Peters

‘Nafukwa’ – Riky Rick; Director: Adriaan Louw

‘The Sound’ – Davido Featuring Uhuru & DJ Buckz; Director: Sesan

Best Pop & Alternative
Fuse ODG (Ghana)
Jeremy Loops (South Africa)
Jimmy Nevis (South Africa)
Nneka (Nigeria)
Prime Circle (South Africa)
Best Francophone
DJ Arafat (Ivory Coast)
Jovi (Cameroon)
Laurette Le Pearle (DRC)
Tour 2 Garde (Ivory Coast)
Toofan (Togo)
Best Lusophone
Ary (Angola)
B4 (Angola)
Nelson Freitas (Cape Verde)
NGA (Angola)
Yuri Da Cunha (Angola)
Personality of the Year
Basketmouth (Nigeria)
Bonang Matheba (South Africa)
OC Ukeje (Nigeria)
Trevor Noah (South Africa)
Yaya Toure (Ivory Coast)

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