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MAMAs provisional nominees list has tongues wagging!

And our ladies from Uganda looked the part as well, stru!

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Nominated in the Best Hip Hop category. Award winner Mtee.

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

Cassper Nyovest

Eddy Kenzo

Flavour

Mafikizolo

Stonebwoy

Personality of the Year

Caster Semenya

Linda Ikeji

Pearl Thusi

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Wizkid

Best Pop/Alternative Act

Shekinah & Kyle Deutsch

Desmond and the Tutus

Lcnvl

Tresor

mafizolo
Best export. Mafikozolo will compete in the Best Act Live category.

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Best Collaboration

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

AKA

Patoranking

Black Coffee

Diamond Platnumz

Wizkid

Best Group

Toofan

Sauti Sol

R2Bees

Navy Kenzo

Mi Casa

Best International Act

Adele

Beyonce

Drake

Rihanna

Future

Best Lusophone Act

NGA

Preto Show

Nelson Freitas

Lizha James

C4 Pedro

Best Hip Hop Act

Emtee

Ycee

Riky Rick

Kiff No Beat

Olamide

 

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