Malawi artists miss out on MTV Africa Music Awards

Malawi singers should up their game as they were not even recognised in the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) held in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa on Saturday night.

Diamond seen on the red carpet at the 2015 MTV Africa Music Awards. (Anesh Debiky, Galllo Images)

Diamond seen on the red carpet at the 2015 MTV Africa Music Awards. (Anesh Debiky, Galllo Images)

Since the awards were introduced seven years ago, no Malawian has ever been nominated. It was for Channel O Music Awards that Tay Grin was nominated in 2007 and 2008 for Best Male, Best Southern Africa Video and Best Hip Hop Video.

The awards were introduced in 2008 to celebrate contemporary music and honour creativity on the African continent. This year’s awards were held for the fifth time to mark the tenth anniversary of MTV Base Africa.

Full list of winners

Best Female -Yemi Alade (Nigeria)
Best Male -Davido (Nigeria)
Best Group- P-Square (Nigeria)
Best Collaboration -AKA, Burna Boy, Da Les and JR on “All Eyes On Me”
Song Of The Year- Dorobucci by Mavins (Nigeria) Best Hip Hop – Cassper Nyovest (South Africa) Best New act – Patoranking (Nigeria) Best Live  -Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania) Video Of The Year – Nafukwa Best Pop and Alternative – Jeremy Loops (South Africa) Best Francophone – DJ Arafat (Ivory Coast) Best Lusophone – Ary (Angola) Personality Of The Year – Trevor Noah (South Africa) MAMA Evolution – D’Banj (Nigeria) Best International – Nicki Minaj Artiste Of The Decade – P-Square MTV Base Leadership

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16 thoughts on “Malawi artists miss out on MTV Africa Music Awards”

  1. Wemba Weta says:

    Amalawi samatha kuimba,makamakanso za uzimu ndiye zalowa chipwilikiti, zomvesa chisoni zedi, nyimbo za uzimu kumavina kati akuvina ku bottlestore.

  2. Myao says:

    pangani legalise ‘KK MIX’ or ‘Kasungu Pizza’ muonanso ka Brand ka Malawi katavuta pa world pano!!

  3. Myao says:

    Wa 6 July uja palibenso?

  4. First offender says:

    A Malawi kuyimba ngati akulira pamaliro ku vinaigrette kumene ayi ati kuvala malaya kumavina thukuta lochita kusamba, abale misala chani? Angakusankheni ndani?

  5. scar says:

    Mmm To my point of view… it looks like this industry its all about South Africa and Nigeria… Go on like this, hope one day u ll realize that Africa big

  6. bliss says:

    SUCCESS IS NOT PERMANENT AND FAILURE IS NOT FINAL don’t worry malawian musicians

  7. VIYAZI TEMBO says:


  8. hashim says:

    We need ppe who u tlkn lyk thz to present poor talented country Malawai so that we can sing abeautf song.plz late us nt to bef our singrs insteady of gvng them encorgment of keepn up. Tsikulina adza chita bwino why Tay Grin did it. Big nomination is near for us jst wait and c

  9. Chilungamo says:

    Si satanic, koma let’s try hard and harder

  10. jekel khalani lwazi says:

    Yes Malawi musicians are not free Mason that’s why

  11. Isaiah Phiri says:

    Malawian artists are not satanic so why expect them to win a devilish contest

  12. That’s why people can’t win cos they don’t think like Moya, they talk things contrary to the subject at hand. What Mbendera? So if musicians do compose & be creative is fault of leadership? Creativity is an inborn thing, the problem with Malawian artists is that they’re copycats. When Mkasa starts chamba chake & sells everyone wants to sing like Mkasa. When Lucious Banda does it everyone wants to be like Soldier lack of creativity. Gospel singers they just take a South African song or Tanzanian then just sing it in Chichewa so what is that??????? Others they even unashamedly sing in the Nigerian or Zambian accent so can you expect to be recognised when you’re such copycats. We used to have originals in the likes of Dr Daniel Kachamba the late, Late Robert Fumulani, Late Allan Namoko & of course Paul Banda those guys used to be real.

  13. Gwaladi fun says:

    Gwaladi anali kuti?

  14. Traveller no1 says:

    I like Diamond this Tanzanian.He is very good.He can sing and dance.Malawian musicians have alot to improve.Its only Lucious and few others who are up to scratch but alot of them have a big assignment to do.
    The Mavins and Dorrobucchi inadidyela mpamba wanga wa business pa Karonga ndi Tathyola dance ya fumbi kobo pa elusion ndikuyankhula some phony Swahili with taifas.

  15. mo says:

    Kodi pa nyasaland paliso oimba?the only guy who would have presented this country was Joe Gwaladi koma anapanga same za ugwaladi,oimba nonse muifile muziyimba nyimbo osati kutiuza nkhani zachambuyanu guyz even one musician?ndiye muzitokota kuti mumayimba.

  16. moya says:

    If the head of the fish is rotten everything is rotten. Our priorities are far from creating a global competitiveness of our artists. Our priorities right now ndikusolola and you tell me if we can produce an artist worthy the talk on global stage even tho talent we have.poorest in everything bcoz we have chosen so in our minds. Thanks to unpatriotic people like the mbenderas

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