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MTV music awards reveals it’s nominees for Best Collaboration, Song of the year, Best Fan-base, Best International act and Best Alternative nominees

MTV Africa music Awards in collaboration with Uganda’s Ministry of Tourism will be hosting their 7th edition  award ceremony in Kampala, Uganda on the 20th of February, 2021.

The event will celebrate African talent across 20 award categories, including Best MaleBest FemaleBest Song, and Best Collaboration. The contribution of artists from Portuguese and French-speaking Africa will also be recognized in the Best Lusophone and Best Francophone categories. Additional new categories included are the MAMA Generation Change AwardBest Fan BaseAlone Together Best Lock-down Performance and Personality of the Year. These new categories seek to demonstrate MTV Base’s commitment to supporting the youth of Africa.

Most of the categories and nominees have already been announced. Yesterday however, MTV Africa music awards revealed its nominees for Best collaboration, Song of the year, Best international act, Best fan-base and Best alternative nominees.

 

Best Alternative nominees;

Adekunle Gold – Nigeria

Afrotronix – Chad

Amaarea – Ghana

Ami faku – South Africa

Matata – Kenya

Simi – Nigeria

Best International Act;

Beyonce

Da baby

Dj Khaled

Drake

Meg Thee Stallion

The Weekend

Song of the year;

Amanikiniki – Mfr souls ft. Major league DJz, kamo mphela and Bontle Smith

Duduke – Simi

Fem- Davido

Jeje – Diamond platnumz

Jerusalema – Master KG ft. Nomcebo Zikodo

John vuli gate – Mapara A Jazz ft. Ntosh Gazi and colano

Te amo – Calema

Suzanna – Sauti Sol

Olandi – Innoss’b

Nobody – Dj Neptune ft. Joeboy and Mr Eazi

Munda Awo – B2C

Monsters you made – Burna Boy ft Chris Martin

Best Collaboration;

Beyonce, Shatta Wale, Major Lazer – Already

Burna Boy, Chris Martin – Monsters you made

Innoss’b, Diamond Platnumz – Yope remix

Master KG, Burna Boy, Nomcebo – Jerusalema remix

Wizkid, H.E.R – Smile

Yemi Alade,  Angelique kidjo – Shekere

Best Fan-base;

A-reece

Cassper Nyovest

Diamond platnumz

Nadia Mukami

Naira Marley

Serge Beynaud

Eddy Kenzo

Fally Ipupa

Wizkid

Shatta Wale

To vote, check the Twitter handle @Mtvbasewest and click the links for the various categories and nominees of your choice or visit the Mtv Mama website. 

 

“Hey Boy” by Sia ft. Burnaboy out now

International artist, Sia, is set to release her new album “Music” which contains 14 tracks including ; Together, Hey Boy, Music, 1+1, Courage to Change, Eye to Eye, Miracle etc. Her last track is another version of Hey Boy, this time featuring African popstar, Burnaboy. The songs on this album are from and inspired by the singer and songwriter’s musical drama directional debut which bears the same name with the album arriving February 12.

Hey Boy was initially released November last year with millions of streams on digital platforms. Music caused quite a ruckus in the autism community after Sia was criticized for casting a non-autistic person to play the lead autistic role.

Burnaboy is no stranger to International collaborations as seen in 2020’s Oasis with Sam Smith which went on to become a hit single both home and abroad. He has worked with the likes of Stormzy, Ed Sheeran, pop smoke, Jorja Smith, Major Lazer, Dj Snake etc. He inflects his African sound in Hey Boy with Sia which adds more depth and rhythm to the already amazing song. To watch its official video, click here .

To listen, click here.

“Ginger” video out now!

Thr official video for “Ginger” by Wizkid and  BurnaBoy is now out and in less than 24hrs of its release, it has already garnered over 820k views. “Ginger” the third single from Wizkid’s “Made in Lagos” which dropped on October last year is an Afropop jam which was charting off the album in the first week of release, peaking at no. 67 on the UK singles chart.

The video shows a vintage car, blocks meticulously arranged which the dancers dance in between, beautiful women draped in various shades of nudes and browns, with black making the occassional appearance as well as Ayo seeds of an Ayo game made from Diamonds. This video was directed by Meji-Alabi. To watch, click here

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