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MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) 2016 Categories Unveiled

MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) 2016 Categories UnveiledCelebrating the pan-African scope of the MAMA, the awards will encompass two stunning Road to MAMA events featuring MAMA nominees and superstar DJs, to be held in Durban and Lagos. Another much-anticipated element of MAMA 2016 will be a music industry workshop for aspiring musicians held on the day prior to the awards (21 October).

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa and MTV Base (DStv channel 322) will once again highlight the “gold standard” in music, creativity and achievement at the sixth edition of the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA).
The MTV Africa Music Awards Johannesburg 2016, brought to you by Joburg Tourism in association with Absolut will broadcast live from The Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg, South Africa on Saturday 22 October 2016.

The definitive annual celebration of African and international talent and achievement, MAMA 2016 recognises and rewards musicians and achievers who have made the most impact on African music and youth culture over the previous year.

The ceremony will feature stunning performances from African and international artists along with the show’s signature cross-genre and cross-border collaborations.

MAMA 2016 will celebrate African talent across 17 award categories, including Best Male, Best Female, Best Song and Best Collaboration by Absolut. The contribution of artists from Portuguese and French-speaking Africa will also be recognised in the Best Lusophone and Best Francophone categories.
Additional categories include the Africa Re-Imagined Award and Personality of the Year. The nominations for the awards will be revealed in September 2016. See below the full list of categories below.

1. Best Male

2. Best Female

3. Best Group

4. Best New Act

5. Best Live Act

6. Best Francophone

7. Best Lusophone

8. Best Pop/Alternative

9. Best Hip Hop

10. Best International

11. Legend Award

12. Best Collaboration in association with Absolut

13. Video of the Year

14. Song of the Year

15. Artist of the Year

16. Personality of the Year

17. MTV Base Africa Re-Imagined Award

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