The MTV Africa Music Awards 2016 held on October 22 at the Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Nigerian star boy (WizKid) won (3) awards with wins in the prestigious Best Male and Artist of the Year categories, and his featured performance on Best Collaboration. while Nigerian afropop /R&B artiste Yemi Alade walked away with the Best Female trophy. Patoranking won the Song of the Year category sponsored by Google for his chart-topping hit, “My Woman, My Everything” with Tekno Miles bagging the best breakthrough act award.
South African stars Cassper Nyovest and Emtee won for Best Live and Best Hip Hop respectively, with Shekhinah and Kyle Deutsch winning big in Best Pop/Alternative. South African jazz legend and Grammy award winner, Hugh Masekela, was rewarded for his contribution to the music industry with the Legend Award while the Africa Reimagined award, a category honouring individuals reshaping the narrative around Africa, was awarded to youth activists, Vivian Onano and Mary Taedzerwa, for their pro-social activism on the continent.
Top Africa artists including Wizkid, Stonebwoy, Kwesta thrilled the crowd with there performances on stage. The world famous Soweto Gospel Choir was also on stage entertaining guests with there unique vocals and sound. US Hip Hop star and nominee Future shook the stage with hits like “Wicked”, “Lowlife” and “Commas”, while Canadian rapper, Drake won the trophy for the Best International Act.