MTV Base Africa released the list of nominees for MAMAs 2021 on its official Twitter page.
The categories which have some of the most streamed artistes in the African continent in contention for the awards see Nigerian acts making recurring appearances in different sets and genres.
“Artist of the Year”— Burna Boy, Davido, Tiwa Savage, Wizkid
“Best Female”— Simi, Yemi Alade, Tiwa Savage
“Best Male”— Burna Boy, Fireboy DML, Rema
“Breakthrough Act”— Omah Lay, Tems
See the full nomination list below;
Artist of the Year
Dip Doundou Guiss
Kaza De Small
“Alone Together” Best Lockdown Performance
Niniola and Busiswa
Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa
Best Hip Hop
The event, which is scheduled to be held on February 2, 2021 in Kampala, Uganda will be the first-ever live-streamed virtual MTV Africa Awards. The music awards will broadcast on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) and MTV (DStv Channel 130). The show will also be aired on MTV channels across multiple continents as a one-hour MAMA-themed MTV World Stage feature.