The 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards happened Saturday night at the Ticketpro Dome in Jo’burg hosted by Bonang Matheba.
The night was owned by Nigeria’s Starboy Wizkid who walked away with three major awards: Artist of the Year, Best Male and Best Collaboration. Songstress Yemi Alade took home Best Female, while Tekno was named Best Breakthrough Act.
South Africa wasn’t left behind as Cassper Nyovest won Best Live Act while Emtee was deemed Best Hip Hop act. Caster Semenya and music legend Hugh Masekela also received 2016 Person of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award respectively.
Kenya’s Sauti Sol was given the award for Best Group.
Here is the full list of winners.
The MTV Africa Music Awards Full List of 2016 Winners
BEST FEMALE – Yemi Alade (Nigeria)
BEST MALE – Wizkid (Nigeria)
BEST GROUP – Sauti Sol (Kenya)
BEST BREAKTHROUGH ACT – Tekno (Nigeria)
BEST LIVE ACT – Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)
BEST FRANCOPHONE – Serge Beynaud (Ivory Coast)
BEST LUSOPHONE – C4 Pedro (Angola)
BEST POP / ALTERNATIVE – Shekinah & Kyle Deutsch (South Africa)
BEST HIP HOP – Emtee (South Africa)
BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT – Drake (USA)
LEGEND AWARD – Hugh Masekela
BEST COLLABORATION – DJ Maphorisa ft Wizkid & DJ Buckz (SA/NG)
VIDEO OF THE YEAR – Youssoupha (Congo) – “Niquer Ma Vie”
PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – Caster Semenya (South Africa)
AFRICA RE-IMAGINED AWARD – Vivian Onano & Mary Taedzerwa
ARTIST OF THE YEAR – Wizkid (Nigeria)
SONG OF THE YEAR – Patoranking ft Wande Coal – “My Woman, My Everything (Nigeria)
LISTENER’S CHOICE AWARD – Jah Prayzah
Congratulations to all the winners!.