Patoranking, Emtee, Diamond Platnumz join performer line-up at forthcoming event

The acts will join previously announced performers Alikiba, Babes Wodumo, Cassper Nyovest, Nasty C, Ycee and Yemi Alade.

Diamond, Emtee, Kwesta and Patoranking join previously announced performers Alikiba, Babes Wodumo, Cassper Nyovest, Nasty C, Ycee and Yemi Alade on the giant purpose-built MAMA stage at the Ticketpro Dome, on October 22, 2016.

Last year’s Best New Act winner Patoranking is again in contention for the 2016 awards – nominated this year for Best Male, where he goes head-to-head against last year’s winner, Tanzanian Bongo Flava star, Diamond Platnumz.

Patoranking also scored a second nomination in the 2016 awards for Best Collaboration for 'No Kissing' featuring  Sarkodie.  After a standout year, Emtee received his first MAMA nod this year in the hotly contested Best Hip Hop category, while “Ngud” star Kwesta still has to learn if he’s scored a nod in MAMA 2016.


MAMA 2016 will celebrate African talent across 18 award categories, including Best Male, Best Female, Listener’s Choice and Best Group. The contribution of artists from Portuguese and French-speaking Africa is recognised in the Best Lusophone and Best Francophone categories. Additional categories include the Africa Re-Imagined Award and Personality of the Year.

The previous edition of the awards  held in Durban, South Africa saw Psquare winning Artist of the Decade, Best Group Award, D’banj won MTV Evolution Award,  Davido went home with African Best Male Artist, and Yemi Alade Best Female.

This year however Davido did not get any nods as he has not been particularly active so far this year since signing on to Sony Music, admitting himself that he doesn't deserve to be nominated.

Performers on the night at the 2015 edition included Psquare, Flavour, Seyi Shay, 2face Idibia, AKA, Big Nuz, Black Motion, Bucie, Cassper Nyovest, Da LES, Davido, Diamond Platnumz, DJ Fisherman, DJ Tira, Jhené Aiko, NaakMusiQ, Ne-Yo, Toofan, Wizkid, Yemi Alade and Young Thug.


ROAD to MAMA 2016 on the other hand comes up October 2, 2016


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