Wizkid, Yemi Alade win big at 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards
Wizkid was a big winner at the 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards.
The Star Boy boss took home the awards for Best Male and African Artist Of The Year beating Yemi Alade, Diamond Platnumz, Black Coffee and Sauti Sol.
His collaboration with DJ Maphorisa on “Soweto Baby” also got him an award in the Best collaboration category.
Yemi Alade was also a big winner of the night as she took home the Best Female Act award; an award she won last year making her the first female musician in the continent to win the award multiple times.
Kenyan Group Sauti Sol won the award for Best Group and Tekno took home the Breakthrough Act Award beating Simi and Falz to the prize.
Patoranking’s “My Woman, My Everything” with Wande Coal took home the Song of the Year award while Drake was awarded the International Artist award.
Grammy winner Hugh Masekela was awarded with the Legend award for his activism and his contribution to the growth of African music globally.
Here is the full list of the winners:
Best Live Act – Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)
Best Lusophone –C4 Pedro (Angola)
Legend Award –Hugh Masekela (South Africa)
Best Female Award – Yemi Alade (Nigeria)
Best Francophone Award – Serge Beynaud (Ivory Coast)
Best Group – Sauti Sol (Kenya)
Best Pop & Alternative – Kyle Deutsch& Shekhinah (South Africa)
Best International Act – Drake (United State of America)
Best Male Act – Wizkid (Nigeria)
Listeners Choice – Jah Prayzah (Zimbabwe)
Video of the Year – Youssoupha Niguer Ma Vie (Congo)
Best Collaboration – DJ Maphorisa ft, Wizkid & DJ Bucks (South Africa & Nigeria)
Personality of the Year– Caster Semenya (South Africa)
Best Hip Hop – Emtee (South Africa)
Best New Act – Tekno (Nigeria)
Song of the Year – Patoranking ft, Wande Coal (Nigeria)
Artiste of the Year – Wizkid (Nigeria)