The final round of nominations was announced at the Hard Rock Café on Sunday, October 2, 2016.
The final round of nominations which was announced at the Hard Rock Café, Lagos during the Road to MAMA concert featured pulsating performances from YCee, Patoranking, Simi, Koker, South African hip hop act, Nasty C as well as a surprise performance from MAMA nominee, Olamide .DJs for the night were DJ Xclusive, DJ TTB,DJ Hazan, DJ Kaywise, DJ Consequence and the GGB Dance Crew,
Hosts for the event were MTVBase VJ Ehiz and City FM’s Sensei Uche. Guests present at the event include, Olisa Adibua, Toolz, Dr Sid, DJ Spinall, Gbenro Ajibade, Do2Tun, Yaw, MTV Base new VJ, K'Ola, Ehiz, DJ Lambo, Lola OJ, Toke Makinwa, Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi, Stephanie Coker, Zedeye, DJ Big N among many others.
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