The nominees in all 2016 Soundcity MVP categories have just been announced with major African acts nominated under various categories.

The 2016 Soundcity MVP will broadcast live across the globe on Thursday, 29 December from the Expo Center of the Eko Hotel & Suites, in Lagos Nigeria.

Wizkid

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Man of the moment Davido is up for Digital Artiste of the Year alongside A.K.A, P-Square, Tiwa Savage and Tekno. Adekunle Gold's 'Pick Up' and Tekno's 'Pana' go head to head for both Viewers' Choice and Listeners' Choice.

'Soweto Baby' by South Africa's DJ Maphorisa, 'Mbilo Mbilo (Remix)' by Uganda's Eddy Kenzo and Emtee's 'Roll Up' would be battling other Nigerian collaborative anthems for Best collaboration. Voting is now open for all categories at soundcitymvp.com.

See full list of nominees across various categories:

BEST MALEDiamond Platinumz (TANZANIA)Emtee (SOUTH AFRICA)Wizkid (NIGERIA)Falz (NIGERIA)Olamide (NIGERIA)Patoranking (NIGERIA)Phyno (NIGERIA)

BEST FEMALETiwa Savage (NIGERIA)Victoria Kimani (KENYA)Yemi Alade (NIGERIA)Vanessa Mdee (TANZANIA)Cynthia Morgan (NIGERIA)Ms Vee (GHANA)Simi (NIGERIA)

BEST HIP HOPCassper Nyovest (SOUTH AFRICA)Olamide (NIGERIA)CDQ (NIGERIA)Emtee (SOUTH AFRICA)El (GHANA)Riky Rick (SOUTH AFRICA)Stanley Enow (CAMEROON)Phyno (NIGERIA)

BEST POPWizkid (NIGERIA)Kiss Daniel (NIGERIA)Tekno (NIGERIA)Yemi Alade (NIGERIA)Adekunle Gold (NIGERIA)Timaya (NIGERIA)Tiwa Savage (NIGERIA)

DIGITAL ARTISTE OF THE YEARPSquare (NIGERIA)Wizkid (NIGERIA)AKA (SOUTH AFRICA)Tiwa Savage (NIGERIA)Davido (NIGERIA)Cassper Nyovest (SOUTH AFRICA)Tekno (NIGERIA)

BEST COLLABORATIONMr Eazi Ft Efya – Skintight (NIGERIA / GHANA)Patoranking Ft Sarkodie – No Kissing (NIGERIA / GHANA)Eddy Kenzo Ft Niniola – Mbilo Mbilo Remix (UGANDA / NIGERIA)Emtee Ft Wizkid & AKA – Roll Up (SOUTH AFRICA / NIGERIA)DJ Maphorisa Ft Wizkid & DJ Buckz – Soweto Baby (SOUTH AFRICA / NIGERIA)Phyno Ft Olamide – Fada Fada (NIGERIA)Olamide Ft Wande Coal – Who You Epp (NIGERIA)Harrysong Ft Olamide, KCee – Raggae Blues (NIGERIA)Masterkraft Ft Flavour & Sarkodie – Finally (NIGERIA / GHANA)

VIDEO OF THE YEARPana – Tekno Directed by Clarence Peters (NIGERIA)Aje – Alikiba, Directed by Meji (NIGERIA)Babanla – Wizkid, Directed by Sesan (NIGERIA)One time – AKA, Directed by AKA & Alessio (SOUTH AFRICA)Sin City – Kiss Daniel, Directed by H2G Films (NIGERIA)Emergency – D’Banj, Directed by Unlimited L.A (NIGERIA)Made for you – Banky W, Directed by Banky W (NIGERIA)Gbagbe Oshi – Davido, Directed by Slash (NIGERIA)Pray for me – Darey, Directed by MEX (NIGERIA)

BEST GROUP OR DUOSauti Sol (KENYA)Mafikizolo (SOUTH AFRICA)Micasa (SOUTH AFRICA)Navy Kenzo (TANZANIA)R2Bees (GHANA)Toofan (TOGO)PSquare (NIGERIA)VVIP (GHANA)

SONG OF THE YEARKwesta ft. Cassper Nyovest – Ngud (SOUTH AFRICA)Mr Eazi – Hol Up (NIGERIA)Patoranking ft Sakordie – No Kissing (NIGERIA)Wizkid – Babanla (NIGERIA)Tekno – Pana (NIGERIA)Emtee ft Wizkid – Roll Up (SOUTH AFRICA / NIGERIA)DJ Maphorisa ft Wizkid & DJ Buckz – Soweto Baby (SOUTH AFRICA / NIGERIA)Olamide ft Wande Coal – Who You Epp (NIGERIA)D’banj – Emergency (NIGERIA)

BEST NEW ARTISTEKoker (NIGERIA)YCee (NIGERIA)Mr Eazi  (NIGERIA)Emtee (SOUTH AFRICA)Simi (NIGERIA)Niniola (NIGERIA)Tekno (NIGERIA)Nasty C (SOUTH AFRICA)

VIEWERS CHOICEMr Soldier – Falz ft. Simi (NIGERIA)Babanla – Wizkid (NIGERIA)Osinachi – Humblesmith ft. Davido (NIGERIA)Pana – Tekno (NIGERIA)Hollup – Mr Eazi (NIGERIA)Pick Up – Adekunle Gold (NIGERIA)Mama – Kiss Daniel

LISTENERS CHOICELagos to Kampala – Runtown ft. Wizkid (NIGERIA)Babanla – Wizkid (NIGERIA)Omo Alhaji – YCee (NIGERIA)Pana – Tekno (NIGERIA)Who You Epp – Olamide ft Wande Coal (NIGERIA)Oluwa ni – Reekado Banks (NIGERIA)Pick Up – Adekunle Gold (NIGERIA)Skintight – Mr Eazi ft Efya  (NIGERIA/GHANA)

AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEARWizkid (NIGERIA)Vanessa Mdee (TANZANIA)Diamond Platinumz (TANZANIA)Sarkodie (GHANA)Yemi Alade (NIGERIA)Olamide (NIGERIA)

AFRICAN PRODUCER OF THE YEARDJ Maphorisa (SOUTH AFRICA)Gospel on the Beat (NIGERIA)Masterkraft (NIGERIA)Young John (NIGERIA)Legendury Beats (NIGERIA)Sess the problem kid (NIGERIA)