Wizkid wins Best Male Act at MTV Awards

Wizkid wins Best Male Act at MTV Awards
October 23 06:29 2016

Starboy Entertainment superstar, Ayo Balogun, popularly called, Wizkid, on Saturday won the Best Male Act prize at the 2016 MTV awards.

He has in the course of the year featured in Drake’s chart-topping hit, “One Dance”, and became the first Nigerian to be on the Billboard charts.

He also featured Drake and English Grime artist, songwriter and record producer of Nigerian descent, Skepta, in his “Ojuelegba remix”.

He featured on Justin Skye’s “U Don’t Know” single which dropped on September 8.

To win the award, he defeated AKA, Black Coffee, Diamond Platnumz and Patoranking.

He also won  African Artist Of The Year award beating Yemi Alade, Diamond Platnumz, Black Coffee and Sauti Sol.

The Star singer made it a ‘hat-trick’ with his DJ Maphorisa ‘Soweto baby’ feature winning Best Collaboration of the year.

Full list of awardees

Best Live Act

Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)  – Winner

Eddy Kenzo (Uganda),

Flavour (Nigeria),

Mafikizolo (South Africa)

Stonebwoy (Ghana).

Best Group

Sauti Sol (Kenya)- Winner

Mi Casa (South Africa),

Navy Kenzo (Tanzania),

R2bees (Ghana)

Toofan (Togo).

Best Female

Yemi Alade (Nigeria) – Winner

Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)

Josey (Ivory Coast)

Mz Vee (Ghana)

Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)

Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania)

Best Pop/Alternative

Desmond & The Tutus (South Africa)

LCNVL (South Africa)

Shekinah (South Africa) / Kyle Deutsch (South Africa) – Winner

Timo ODV (South Africa)

Tresor (DRC)

Best International

Adele (UK)

Beyoncé (USA)

Drake (Canada) – Winner

Future (USA)

Rihanna (Barbados)

Best Lusophone Act

C4 Pedro (Angola) – Winner

NGA (Angola)

Lizha James (Mozambique)

Nelson Freitas (Netherlands/Cape Verde)

Preto Show (Angola)

Best Francophone Act

Franko (Cameroon)

J-Rio (Gabon)

Magasco (Cameroon)

Serge Beynaud (Ivory Coast) – Winner

Toofan (Togo)

Best Male

AKA (South Africa)

Black Coffee (South Africa)

Diamond (Tanzania)

Patoranking (Nigeria)

Wizkid (Nigeria) – Winner

Listener’s Choice

Adiouza (Senegal)

Bebe Cool (Uganda)

Burna Boy (Nigeria)

Den G (Liberia)

EL (Ghana)

Jah Prayzah (Zimbabwe) – Winner

Jay Rox (Zambia)

Kansoul (Kenya)

Kiss Daniel (Nigeria)

Lij Michael (Ethiopia)

LXG (Sierra Leone)

Meddy (Rwanda)

Messias Marioca (Mozambique)

Prince Kaybee (South Africa)

Reda Taliani (Algeria)

Saad Lamjarred (Morocco)

Sabri Mosbah (Tunisia)

Sidiki Diabate (Mali)

Tamer Hosny (Egypt)

The Dogg (Namibia)

Yamoto Band (Tanzania)

Best Collaboration in partnership with Absolut

AKA feat. Burna Boy, Khuli Chana & Yanga – “Baddest” (South Africa/Nigeria)

DJ Maphorisa feat. Wizkid & DJ Bucks – “Soweto Baby” ((South Africa/Nigeria) – Winner

Nasty C feat. Davido, Cassper – “Juice Back Remix” (Nigeria/South Africa)

Patoranking feat. Sarkodie – “No Kissing” (Nigeria/Ghana)

Sauti Sol feat. Alikiba – “Unconditionally Bae” (Kenya/Tanzania)

Video of the Year

“Jump” – Anatii & Cassper feat. Nasty C (South Africa); Director: Kyle Lewis

“Caviar Dreams” – AL Bairre & PhFAT (South Africa); Director: Daniel Levi

“If I Start to Talk” – Tiwa Savage feat. Dr Sid (Nigeria); Director: Clarence Peters

“Kisasi Kumi” – Sheeba (Uganda) – Director: Sasha Vybz

“ Niquer Ma Vie“ – Youssoupha (Congo) – Director: Antony Abdelli & Jose Eon – Winner

Personality of the Year in association with DStv

Caster Semenya (South Africa) – Winner

Linda Ikeji (Nigeria)

Pearl Thusi (South Africa)

Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon)

Wizkid (Nigeria)

Best Hip Hop in association with MTN

Emtee (South Africa) – Winner

Kiff No Beat (Ivory Coast)

Olamide (Nigeria)

Riky Rick (South Africa)

Ycee (Nigeria)

Best Breakthrough

Babes Wodumo (South Africa)

Emtee (South Africa)

Falz (Nigeria)

Franko (Cameroon)

Nasty C (South Africa)

Nathi (South Africa)

Raymond (Tanzania)

Simi (Nigeria)

Tekno (Nigeria) – Winner

Song of the year in partnership with Google

“Shaktibobo” – Olamide (Nigeria)

“Reggae Blues” – Harrysongz feat Olamide, Kcee & Iyanya, Orezi (Nigeria)

“My Woman, My Everything” – Patoranking feat. Wande Coal (Nigeria) – Winner

“Godwin” – Korede Bello (Nigeria)

“Ngud” – Kwesta feat. Cassper (South Africa)

“Roll Up Re-Up” – Emtee feat. Wizkid and AKA (South Africa/Nigeria)

“Soweto Baby” – DJ Maphorisa feat. Wizkid (South Africa/Nigeria)

“Baddest” – AKA feat. Burna Boy, Khuli Chana, Yanga (South Africa/Nigeria)

“Wololo” – Babes Wodumo feat. Mampintsha (South Africa)

“Coller la Petite“ – Franko (Cameroon)

“Unconditionally bae” – Sauti Sol feat. Alikiba (Kenya/Tanzania)

Artist of the Year

Black Coffee (South Africa)

Diamond (Tanzania)

Sauti Sol (Kenya)

Wizkid (Nigeria)- Winner

Yemi Alade (Nigeria)

MAMA 2016 MTV Legend award went to South African musician and human rights activist, Hugh Masekela.