It is that one big entertainment show that has managed to reward the different artistic corners of the continent with ease, while also doing it with style, pomp and International recognition.
And that is a game changer by a lot of standard’s.
The MTV Africa Music Awards (also known as the MAMAs) were established in 2008 by
MTV Networks Africa (now Viacom International Media Networks Africa) to celebrate the most popular contemporary music in Africa .
The motive behind this post is to make a comprehensive list of Nigerians who have won the MTV Africa Music Awards since it’s inception.
The basic idea is to get your educated on the matter, particularly for those vying for that same end when their time as singers emerges.
21 MTV Africa Music Awards Winners From Nigeria
In the the first edition of the award show which was held in Abuja in 2008, the following Nigerian singers emerged winners in their own nominated categories.
1. Artist of the Year: D’Banj .
- Listener’s choice award: D’Banj — “Why Me”
- In 2009, won Artist of the Year.
- In 2015, won MAMA Evolution –
2. Best Video: Ikechukwu — ” Wind Am Well”.
3. Best Group: P-Square.
- In 2009, won Best Group.
- In 2010, won Best Group.
- In 2015, won Artist of the Decade .
- In 2015, won Best Group –
4. Best New Act: Naeto C
5. Best Hip-Hop: 9ice
6. MAMA legend award: Fela Kuti
7. Best New Act: M.I.
- Best Hip Hop: M.I.
8.Best R&B: 2face Idibia .
- In 2010, won Artist of the Year.
- In 2010, Best Male.
9. Best Female – Sasha
10. Brand New Act – Mo’Cheddah .
11. Artist of the Year – Davido
- Best Male
- In 2015, won Best Male –
12. Best Female – Tiwa Savage
13. Best Video – Clarence Peters .
- Transform Today Award by Absolut –
14. Best Live Act – Flavour
15. Best Female – Yemi Alade
- In 2016, won Best Female Award –
16. Best New Act – Patoranking
17. Song of the Year – Mavins (Nigeria): “Dorobucci”.
18. Best Collaboration – AKA, Burna Boy, Da LES & JR (South Africa/Nigeria) : “All Eyes On Me”.
19. Best Male Act – Wizkid .
- Best Collaboration – DJ Maphorisa ft
Wizkid & DJ Bucks (South Africa & Nigeria)
- Artiste of the Year –
20. Best New Act – Tekno (Nigeria)
21. Song of the Year – Patoranking ft Wande Coal (Nigeria).
Those are the 21 MTV Africa Music Awards Winners From Nigeria. Some have won on multiple occasions through the different years the shows were hosted.
But in all those times, they all made is proud.
And that is the agenda. To be the best, musically in Africa.