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#MTVMAMA2016: Wizkid, Flavour, Linda Ikeji & More Nominated for this Year’s MTV Africa Music Awards + Trevor Noah announced as Host for the Show

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South African comedian and host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” Trevor Noah will be heading home to host the sixth edition of the 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA).

The event is set to take place at Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg on Saturday, October 22nd, 2016. It will feature performances from stand-out African stars like Alikiba, Babes Woduma, Cassper Nyovest, Nasty C, Ycee and Yemi Alade.

MAMA 2016 will also stream online on MTV Base and other performers and the full list of nominees will be announced soon.

Here’s the part 1 of the list of nominees:

Best Hip Hop Act

Olamide (Nigeria)

Kiff No Beat(Ivory Coast)

Ycee(Nigeria)

Emtee(South Africa)

Ricky Rich(South Africa)

Best Male Act

Wizkid (Nigeria)

AKA (South Africa)

Patoranking (Nigeria)

Black Coffee (South Africa)

Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)

Best Live Act

Flavour (Nigeria)

Stonebwoy (Ghana)

Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)

Eddy Kenzo

Mafikizolo (South Africa)

Personality of the Year

Linda Ikeji

Wizkid

Caster Semenya

Pearl Thusi

Pierre Emerick Aubameyang

Best Group

R2Bees (Ghana)

Sauti Sol(Kenya)

Toofan(Togo)

Navy Kenzo (Tanzania)

Mi Casa (South Africa)

Best Lusophone

NGA

Nelson Freitas

C4 Pedro

Lizha James

Petro Show

Best Pop

Tresor

TiMO ODV

LCNVL

Desmond & The Tutus

kyle deutsch & shekhinah

Best International Act

Drake

Beyonce

Adele

Future

Rihanna

Best Collaboration

Patoranking ft. Sarkodie – No Kissing

Sauti Sol ft. Alikiba – Unconditionally Bae

AkA ft. Burna Boy,Khuli Chana & Yanga – Baddest

DJ Maphorisa ft. Wizkid & DJ Buckz – Soweto Baby

Nasty C ft. Davido & Cassper Nyovest – Juice Back Remix

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