Nigeria's Wizkid picks the Artist of the Year awards at the 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards in south Africa

Africa’s Starboy Wizkid picked the Artist of the Year, Best Male and Best Collaboration awards at the 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards on Saturday night in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The 26-year-old Nigerian recording artist who gained popularity in 2010 with the song Holla at Your Boy from his debut album has won the hearts of Africa in the past year with hit songs and many collaborations.

The song Soweto Baby which won Best Collaboration on the night was produced by South African DJ Maphorisa featuring Wizkid and DJ Bucks.


It was a night of glitz and glamour at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg hosted by South African television and radio personality Bonang Matheba to celebrate popular contemporary music in Africa.

South African music legend Hugh Masekela was awarded the MAMA 2016 MTV Legend award and South African runner and Olympic gold medallist Caster Semenya picked up the Personality of the Year award.

Song of the year was won by another Nigerian Patoranking with his hit song My Woman, My Everything featuring Wande Coal.

The Listeners’ Choice award went to Zimbabwean contemporary musician Jah Prayzah while the Best International artist was awarded to Canadian rapper Drake.

The night witnessed fashion on the red carpet, comedy by Nigerian comedian AY and a top notch performance by American hip hop artist Future.

Ivorian singer Serge Beynaud  won The sixth edition of the MTV Africa Music Awards Best Francophone Artist.He was nominated for the award alongside;

Franko (Cameroon)
J-Rio (Gabon)
Magasco (Cameroon)
Serge Beynaud (Ivory Coast) – WINNER
Toofan (Togo)

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