The big day is finally here.Such a long wait as focus now shifts to the inaugural annual biggest music awards ceremony on the African soil after MTV Music released names of the nominees.
Flying the East African flag are Tanzanian heavyweights Diamond Platnumz and Navy Kenzo famed for their club banger Kamatia.Ali Kiba too is not left behind as he will battle it out for the best collaboration alongside Patoranking/Sarkodie collaboration.
Sautisol, Kenyan boyband got two nominations,one for the best group and the other for the best collaboration for their *unconditionally bae* featuring Ali Kiba.
Diamond once again meets Black Coffee who beat him to win BET this year in the Best male category.This is the group of death having Patoranking,AKA and Wizkid.
Conspicuously missing from the best male category list is the HKN Omo Baba Olowo aka Davido.This with no doubt will spark off the debate about who is the real MVP between Wizkid and Davido or which camp is bigger.Definitely the nomination of Olamide is big blow to OBO considering the deep seated rivalry between their relative camp.
Uganda did not make the cut!
It is going down on the night of 22 August.
Here is the full list of nominees.
See part 1 of the list of nominees:
Best Hip Hop Act
Kiff No Beat(Ivory Coast)
Ricky Rich(South Africa)
Best Male Act
AKA (South Africa)
Black Coffee (South Africa)
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
Best Live Act
Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)
Mafikizolo (South Africa)
Personality of the Year
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang
Navy Kenzo (Tanzania)
Mi Casa (South Africa)
Desmond & The Tutus
kyle deutsch & shekhinah
Patoranking ft. Sarkodie – No Kissing
Sauti Sol ft. Alikiba – Unconditionally Bae
AkA ft. Burna Boy,Khuli Chana & Yanga – Baddest
DJ Maphorisa ft. Wizkid & DJ Buckz – Soweto Baby
Nasty C ft. Davido & Cassper Nyovest – Juice Back Remix