The MTV MAMA Awards took place this past Saturday (7th June) at the Durban National Conference Centre South Africa and from the response across social media the show was a good one!
Hosted by Marlon Wayans the show boasted performances from the likes of, Sarkodie & Miguel, Dr Sid, Don Jazzy & Tiwa Savage, Fally Ipupa, Uhuru, Mafikizolo, Oskido ,Trey Songz and Davido to name a few. Mafikizolo, Uhuru, Clarence Peters and Davido were the main winners of the night scooping two awards each, with Ghana’s Sarkodie scooping Best Hip-Hop act and Kenyan beauty Lupita Nyong’o winning Personality of the year.
Video clips of the performances are yet to surface and I am not sure if the awards will be broadcasted over here in the UK. But if it will, I will be sure to let you know!
Just added: I found out that BET International will be airing the awards from June 12th onwards! Woop
Check out the full list of Award Winners:
Best Male: Davido (Nigeria)
Best Female: Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)
Best Group: Mafikizolo (South Africa)
Best New Act: Stanley Enow (Cameroon)
Best Live Act: Flavour (Nigeria)
Best Collaboration: “Y-tjukutja” – Uhuru Ft. Oskido, DJ Bucks, Professor and Yuri Da Cunha (South Africa/Angola)
Best Hip Hop: Sarkodie (Ghana)
Best Alternative: Gangs of Ballet (South Africa)
Best Francophone: Toofan (Togo)
Best Lusophone: Anselmo Ralph (Angola)
Artist of the Year: Davido (Nigeria)
Song of the Year: “Khona” – Mafikizolo ft Uhuru (South Africa)
Best Video: Clarence Peters (Nigeria)
Best Pop: Goldfish (South Africa)
Best International: Pharrell
Personality of the Year: Lupita Nyong’o (Kenya)
MTV Base Leadership Award: Ashish J. Thakkar (Tanzania)
Transform Today Award by Absolut: Clarence Peters (Nigeria)
P.s I hope videos of the performances do surface because I heard the Lady Smith Black Mambazo done an awesome cover of “Y-tjukutja”. I need to see it!