The prestigious award is here again and Nigerian artist dominates the list most leaving few slots for their African counterpart.

The prestigious award is here again and Nigerian artist dominates the list most leaving few slots for their African counterpart.

The prestigious award is here again and Nigerian artist dominates the list most leaving few slots for their African counterpart.


Tiwa savage, davido and wizkid are the most nominated persons on the list. The event is scheduled for January 12th 2018 at Eko convention center of Eko hotels, Victoria Island Lagos in Nigeria. The organizers are set to honor African musicians with individual award for their outstanding performance in the year 2017.

The nominations for the several groups are in and Nigerian long lastings; Davido, Wizkid and Tiwa Savage are on top of the list of nominees and all three are also selected for the Best African Act award alongside Sarkodie, Cassper Nyovest and Shatta Wale.

Nigeria artistes; Maleek Berry, Mayorkun, Small Doctor and Dice Ailes are joined by SA’s Nadia Nakai and Tanzania’s Aslay in the Best New Act category.

The full list of nominees is as follows:

1. BEST MALE MVP
DAVIDO (NG)
RUNTOWN (NG)
DIAMOND PLATNUMZ (TZ)
SARKODIE (GH)
NAVIO (UG)
2BABA (NG)
WIZKID (NG)
SHATTA WALE (GH)
OLAMIDE (NG)

2. BEST FEMALE MVP
TIWA SAVAGE (NG)
NINIOLA (NG)
BABES WODUMO (SA)
SIMI (NG)
BECCA (GH)
SEYI SHAY (NG)
YEMI ALADE (NG)
BUCIE (SA)
VANESSA MDEE (TZ)

3. BEST HIP HOP
M.I ABAGA (NG)
SARKODIE (GHANA)
CASSPER NYOVEST (SOUTH AFRICA)
OLAMIDE (NG)
NASTY C (SOUTH AFRICA)
FALZ (NG)
KWESTA (SOUTH AFRICA)
AKA (SA)

4. BEST POP
KISS DANIEL (NG)
TIWA SAVAGE (NG)
SIMI (NG)
DAVIDO (NG)
MALEEKBERRY (NG)
NINIOLA (NG)
WANDE COAL (NG)
REEKADO BANKS (NG)

5. BEST COLLABORATION
PARTICULA – MAJOR LAZER & DJ MAPHORISA FT. ICE PRINCE, JIDENNA, NASTY C (SA)
MA LO – TIWA SAVAGE FT WIZKID
TONIGHT – R2BEES FT WIZKID
MA GIRL – TOOFAN FT. PATORANKING
AKANAMALI – SUN EL MUSICIAN FT. SAMTHING SOWETO
TELLI PERSON – TIMAYA FT. PHYNO & OLAMIDE
PAIN KILLER – SARKODIE FT RUNTOWN
BOOTY LANGUAGE – SKALES FT SARKODIE
JUICE – YCEE FT MALEEKBERRY
DON’T FORGET TO PRAY – AKA & ANATII
NA WASH – BECCA FT PATORANKING
ISKABA – WANDE COAL / DJ TUNEZ
LOVE AGAIN – C4 PEDRO FT SAUTI SOL

6. DIGITAL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
DAVIDO (NG)
WIZKID (NG)
CASSPER NYOVEST (SA)
AKA (SA)
VANESSA MDEE (TZ)
YEMI ALADE (NG)
SHATTA WALE (GH)

7. VIDEO OF THE YEAR
MA LO  – TIWA SAVAGE FT WIZKID (NG)
YOU RAPPERS SHOULD FIX UP YOUR LIFE – MI (NG)
COME CLOSER – WIZKID (NG)
UoK – NASTY C (SA)
10 FINGERS – AKA & ANATII (SA)
WHOLE THING – FRANK CASINO & RIKY RICK (SA)
BEEN CALLING – MALEEKBERRY (NG)
KOLOLO – BANKY W (NG)
ALL HAIL – KHULI CHANA (SA)
IF – DAVIDO (NG)

8. BEST GROUP OR DUO
SAUTI SOL (KQ)
TOOFAN (TG)
MAFIKIZOLO (SA)
MICASA (SA)
DISTRUCTION BOYZ (SA)
VVIP (GH)
R2Bees (GH)
NAVY KENZO (TZ)

9. SONG OF THE YEAR
PENALTY – SMALL DOCTOR (NG)
WO – OLAMIDE (NG)
SEDUCE ME – ALIKIBA
QOBISIQOLO – BHIZER FT BUSISWA, SC GORNA, BHEPEPE (SA)
GAGA SHUFFLE – 2FACE IDIBIA (NG)
IF – DAVIDO (NG)
AKANAMALI – SUN EL MUSICIAN FT. SAMTHING SOWETO (SA)
MAD OVER YOU – RUNTOWN (NG)
COME CLOSER – WIZKID (NG)
JOROMI – SIMI (NG)
LEG OVER – MR EAZI (NG)

10. BEST NEW ARTISTE
MALEEK BERRY (NG)
MAYORKUN (NG)
DICE AILES (NG)
SMALL DOCTOR (NG)
NADIA NAKAI (SA)
ASLAY (TZ)

11. VIEWERS CHOICE
WO – OLAMIDE  (NG)
IF – DAVIDO (NG)
MAD OVER YOU – RUNTOWN (NG)
LIVING THINGS – 9ICE (NG)
YEBA – KISS DANIEL (NG)
ISKABA – WANDE COAL, DJ TUNEZ (NG)
TONIGHT – NONSO AMADI (NG)
GAGA SHUFFLE – 2BABA (NG)

12. LISTENERS CHOICE
WO – OLAMIDE  (NG).
GAGA SHUFFLE – 2BABA (NG)
NASTY C –UOK (SA)
GOBISIQOLO – BHISER (SA)
MAD OVER YOU – RUNTOWN (NG)
MARADONA – NINIOLA (NG)
YOLO YOLO – SEYI SHAY (NG)
IF – DAVIDO

13. AFRICAN PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
MALEEK BERRY (NG)
KIDOMINANT (NG)
DJ MAPHORISA (SA)
MASTERKRAFT (NG)
JULZ (GH)
YOUNG JOHN (NG)

14. AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
SARKODIE (GH)
CASSPER NYOVEST (SA)
DAVIDO (NG)
WIZKID (NG)
TIWA SAVAGE (NG)
SHATTA WALE (GH)

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