The historical Constitutional Hill, Braamfontein was abuzz as musicians and celebrities came in droves to experience the announcement of the MAMAs nominees, last night, thanks to cool weather as the proceedings took place under a huge man-made tent.
And our ladies from Uganda looked the part as well, stru!
The first half of the nominees for this year’s MTV Africa Music Awards have been released‚ with three of South Africa’s biggest icons making the list.
Rio Gold Olympian Caster Semenya‚ Pearl Thusi and Black Coffee all scored nominations for this year’s event.
Caster and Pearl will compete against the likes of Linda Ikeji‚ Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Wizkid in the Personality of the Year category.
There were also nominations for SA rap stars AKA‚ Cassper Nyovest‚ Riky Rick and Emtee.
Nigerian music superstar Wizkid leads the nominations so far‚ with three nods.
Nathi‚ Riky Rick‚ Shekinah and Mi Casa gave live performances.
The rest of the nominees for this year’s event will be announced in Lagos‚ Nigeria on October 2.
The MAMAs take place at Ticket Pro Dome on October 22, and will feature performances by Nasty C‚ Babes Wodumo‚ Cassper Nyovest and Nigerian songstress Yemi Alade.
Tickets for the ceremony are available from R250.
Provisional nominees list:
Best Live Act
Personality of the Year
Best Pop/Alternative Act
Shekinah & Kyle Deutsch
Desmond and the Tutus
Baddest — AKA‚ Burna Boy‚ Khuli Chana & Yanga
Juice Back Remix — Nasty C‚ Davido & Cassper Nyovest
No Kissing Baby — Patoranking & Sarkodie
Soweto Baby — DJ Maphorisa‚ Wizkid & DJ Buck
Unconditionally Bae — Sauti Sol & Ali Kiba
Best Male Act
Best International Act
Best Lusophone Act
Best Hip Hop Act
Kiff No Beat