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.
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