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Nigeria Wins Big at the 2015 MTV Africa Music Awards – See Full Winners List

Stars of the African and international music industry came out in force Saturday, July 18th for the 5th annual MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA). Saluting and championing African music, youth culture and achievement, MAMA 2015 brought the continent together for a massive celebration of contemporary music and creativity, including electrifying performances, collaborations and awards presentations.

The top winners of the night included Nigerian stars Yemi Alade and Davido, who took home the Best Female and Best Male awards, respectively, while hip hop star Cassper Nyovest nabbed the Best Hip Hop award.

“Koko master”, D’Banj, won the MAMA Evolution award, a new category honoring established artists who have made an indelible mark on African and global music culture.

See full winners list:

MAMA 2015 NOMINEES:

Best Male
AKA (South Africa)
Davido (Nigeria) – WINNER!
Diamond (Tanzania)
Sarkodie (Ghana)
Wizkid (Nigeria)

Best Female
Bucie (South Africa)
Busiswa (South Africa)
Seyi Shay (Nigeria)
Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania)
Yemi Alade (Nigeria) – WINNER!

Best Group
B4 (Angola)
Beatenberg (South Africa)
Black Motion (South Africa)
P-Square (Nigeria) – WINNER!
Sauti Sol (Kenya)

Best New Act Transformed by Absolut
Anna Joyce (Angola)
Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)
Duncan (South Africa)
Patoranking (Nigeria) – WINNER!
Stonebwoy (Ghana)

Best Hip Hop
Cassper Nyovest (South Africa) – WINNER!
K.O. (South Africa)
Phyno (Nigeria)
Olamide (Nigeria)
Youssoupha (DRC)

Best Collaboration
AKA, Burna Boy, Da LES & JR: “All Eyes On Me” (SA/Nigeria) – WINNER!
Davido featuring Uhuru & DJ Buckz: “The Sound” (Nigeria/SA)
Diamond & Iyanya: “Bum Bum” (Kenya/Nigeria)
Toofan & DJ Arafat: “Apero Remix” (Togo/Ivory Coast)
Stanley Enow & Sarkodie: “Njama Njama Cow Remix” (Cameroon/Ghana)

Song of the Year
Cassper Nyovest: “Doc Shebeleza” (South Africa)
Euphonik featuring Mpumi: “Busa” (South Africa)
DJ Fisherman & NaakMusiQ featuring DJ Tira, Danger & Dream Team: “Call Out” (South Africa)
K.O featuring Kid X: “Caracara” (South Africa)
Lil Kesh Featuring Olamide & Davido: “Shoki Remix” (Nigeria)
Mavins: “Dorobucci” (Nigeria) – WINNER!
Sauti Sol: “Sura Yako” (Kenya)
Toofan: “Gweta” (Togo)
Wizkid: “Show You The Money” (Nigeria)
Yemi Alade: “Johnny” (Nigeria)

Best Live
Big Nuz (South Africa)
Diamond (Tanzania) – WINNER!
Flavour (Nigeria)
Mi Casa (South Africa)
Toofan (Togo)

Video of the Year
“Crazy” – Seyi Shay Featuring Wizkid; Director: Meji Alabi
“Doors” – Prime Circle; Director: Ryan Kruger
“Love You Everyday” – Bebe Cool; Director: Clarence Peters
“Nafukwa” – Riky Rick; Director: Adriaan Louw – WINNER!
“The Sound” – Davido Featuring Uhuru & DJ Buckz; Director: Sesan

Best Pop & Alternative
Fuse ODG (Ghana)
Jeremy Loops (South Africa) – WINNER!
Jimmy Nevis (South Africa)
Nneka (Nigeria)
Prime Circle (South Africa)

Best Francophone
DJ Arafat (Ivory Coast) – WINNER!
Jovi (Cameroon)
Laurette Le Pearle (DRC)
Tour 2 Garde (Ivory Coast)
Toofan (Togo)

Best Lusophone
Ary (Angola) – WINNER!
B4 (Angola)
Nelson Freitas (Cape Verde)
NGA (Angola)
Yuri Da Cunha (Angola)

Personality of the Year
Basketmouth (Nigeria)
Bonang Matheba (South Africa)
OC Ukeje (Nigeria)
Trevor Noah (South Africa) – WINNER!
Yaya Toure (Ivory Coast)

Best International
Nicki Minaj  – WINNER!
Beyonce
Big Sean
Chris Brown
Rihanna

MTV Base Leadership Award: Saran Kaba Jones (Liberia) & S’Bu Mavundla (South Africa)
MAMA Evolution: D’Banj (Nigeria)
Artist of the Decade: P-Square

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