#MMA16 Nominees

This award will go to the artist or group whose entry in the opinion of the judges, is by its excellence, regardless of its genre, better than any other music entered in the category. 

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Nominees: 1. TEKNO - PANA (Nigeria) 2. VEE MAMPEEZYI - Do (Botswana) 3. TIWA SAVAGE - IF I START TO TALK (Nigeria) 4. KOMMANDA OBBSKE - TAUWA (Lesotho) 5. PATORANKING - NO KISSING (Nigeria)

Media

This award will go to the artist or group whose entry is a music video that, in the opinion of the PUBLIC, is by its excellence, regardless of its genre, better than any other music entered in the category.

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This category is awarded to a producer who has produced a recording of music by an artist who is eligible for entry to the 16th MMA and is judged on the following criteria:

  • Musicality
  • Audio Quality
  • Cohesion
  • Interpretation
  • Creativity
  • Entertainment Value

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This award will go to the artist or group whose style, in the opinion of the judges, is by its excellence, regardless of its genre, and is better than any other artist/group entered in the 16th MMA.

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Media

This award will go to the artist or group whose entry is a music video that, in the opinion of the judges, is by its excellence, regardless of its genre, better than any other music video entered in the 16th MMA.

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BEST MUSIC VIDEO

     

1

Duboiz

Dope Dream

2

Benchmarq

All on me

3

Khuli Chana 

One Source

4

Mafikizol

Kucheza

5

Anatii

Jump

 

 

This award will go to the duo or group whose entry is a remix that, in the opinion of the judges, is by its excellence, regardless of its genre, better than any other remix entered in the 16th MMA.

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BEST REMIX

     

1

Dj Ganyani

Talk to me

2

Prince Kaybee

Don't give up

3

Thee legacy

Wena wedwa (remix)

4

Bob'eazy

Close to you

5

Thee Legacy

Sthandwa sam' (remix)

 

 

This award will go to the duo or group whose entry is a collaboration that, in the opinion of the judges, is by its excellence, regardless of its genre, better than any other collaboration entered in the 16th MMA.

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BEST COLLABORATION

1

GEMINI MAJOR Ft. Ricky Rik, Cassper Nyovest, Nadia Nakai, Major League DJz

RAGGA RAGGA

2

MS PRU Ft. Emtee, Saudi, A-Reece, Benchmarq, Fifi Cooper

Ameni

3

BUCIE Ft. Black Motion

Rejoice

4

DJ SPEEDSTA Ft: Yung Swiss, Tellaman, Shane Eagle, Frank Casino

Mayo

5

KWESTA Ft. DJ Maphorisa, DJ Buckz, OkMalumkoolkat

Mayibabo

 

 

 

This category is for entry by artists who perform R&B and or Neo-Soul or Soul Music.

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BEST R&B SINGLE

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NOMINEE

TITLE

1

Amanda Black

Separate

2

Floda 

Decapitate Me

3

Charlie Mindgames

As long as you 

4

Zonke

Funky Lovin'

5

Joocy

Thathintliziyo

 

This award will go to the artist or group whose entry is a single that, in the opinion of the judges, is by its excellence, regardless of its genre, better than any other released single entered in the 16th MMA. (

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BEST HIT SINGLE

     

1

Citi Lyts

Vura

2

Riky Rick

Sidlukotini

3

AKA

One Time

4

Ms Pru

Ameni

5

Dj Speedsta

Mayo

 

 

This awards will go to the artist or group whose entry is a song that, in the opinion of the judges, is by its excellence, regardless of its genre, better than any other song entered in MMA16.  (The song must be from an album that was released within the prescribed period being 25 November 2015 – 09 December 2016 OR singles commercially released during the entry period being 25 November 2015 – 09 December 2016. A written proof of release date required).

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SONG OF THE YEAR Nominees

     

1

Babes Wodumo

Wololo

2

Musa ft Robbie Malinga

Mthande

3

Kwesta 

Ngudu

4

Amanda Black 

Amazulu

5

Dr Malinga

Akulaleki

6

Durbans Finest ft Professor

Umsindo

7

King Monada

Ska Bhora Moreki

8

Nasty C

Hell Naw

9

Lebo Sekgobela

Lion of Judah

10

Black Motion

Imali

 

 

This category is for entry by artists who perform Gospel music influenced by urban genres of music e.g. R&B, Soul, Hip Hop, African Pop, Jazz, Dance, etc.

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BEST URBAN GOSPEL ALBUM

     

1

Dr Tumi

Love and Grace

2

Lebo Sekgobela

Restored

3

Joyous Celebration

Joyous Celbration 20

4

We will worship

Mmuso

5

Khaya Mthethwa

The Dawn 

This category is for entry by artists who perform urban contemporary jazz music containing any combination of vocal and/or instrumental elements where the artist in question is an urban contemporary jazz artist.

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BEST URBAN JAZZ ALBUM

     

1

Jimmy Dludlu

In the groove

2

Brenda Mntambo

So much more

3

Thandiswa

Belede

4

Hugh Masekela

No borders

5

Henry Philemon 

Man of Defination 

This award will go to the artist whose entry is the debut album by that artist and where the artist in question has never previously earned artist royalties from album sales and where such a debut album, in the opinion of the judges, is by its excellence, regardless of the genre, better than any other debut album entered by a Newcomer in the 16th MMA.

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BEST NEW ARTIST

     

1

Babes Wodumo

Gqom queen 

2

Nasty C

Bad Hair Extensions 

3

Amanda Black 

Amazulu

4

Sjava

Isina Muva

5

Soul Kulture

Ngeliny'ilanga

This award will go to a male artist whose entry is an album that, in the opinion of the judges, is by its excellence, regardless of its genre, better than any other album by a solo male artist entered into the 16th MMA.

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BEST MALE ALBUM

     

1

Nasty C 

Bad Hair Extensions 

2

Kwesta Dakar

3

Sjava 

Isina Muva

4

Mobi Dixon

Live the music 

5

Areece

Paradise

 

This category is for entry by artists who perform Kwaito Music.

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BEST KWAITO SINGLE

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NOMINEE

TITLE

1

Mshoza Abantu Bam

2

L'vovo Amatin tin

3

Vetkuk and Mahoota

Sohamba ngo7

4

Sosha 

Good Times

 

 

This category is for entry by artists who perform Hip Hop Music.

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BEST HIP HOP ALBUM

     

1

Kwesta

Dakar

2

Areece

Paradise

3

Anatii

Artifact

4

Nasty C

Bad Hair Extensions 

5

Dj Slique 

Inja Yam Vol 1

This award will go to a female artist whose entry is an album that, in the opinion of the judges, is by its excellence, regardless of its genre, better than any other album by a solo female artist entered into the 16th MMA.

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BEST FEMALE ALBUM

     

1

Amanda Black

Amazulu

2

Babes Wodumo

Gqom Queen vol 1 

3

Kelly Khumalo 

My truth 

4

Lebo Sekgobela 

Restored

5

Brenda Mntambo 

So Much Love

 

 

This award will go to the duo or group recording collectively as an artist whose entry is an album that, in the opinion of the judges, by its excellence, regardless of its genre, better than any other album by a duo or group entered in the 16th MMA.

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BEST DUO OR GROUP ALBUM

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NOMINEE

TITLE

1

Jaziel Brothers

Out of the box

2

The Soil Echoes of Kofifi

3

Soul Kulture 

Ngeliny'ilanga

4

Durbans Finest

Reloaded

5

Encore

Encore

 

This category is for entry by artists and/or DJ’s who perform dance music influenced by urban genres of music where the artist or DJ in question performs the songs on the album.  Albums entered into this category, that contain licensed tracks not performed by the artist or DJ will be considered on the basis that such licensed tracks do not form the predominance of repertoire on the album.  Entrants should note that judges will only consider the tracks performed by the artist or DJ in question when adjudicating the album.

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BEST DANCE ALBUM

 

 

 

1

Babes Wodumo

Gqom Queen Vol 1

2

Dr Malinga

Goodwill

3

Mobi Dixon 

Live the music

4

Mpumi

The Birth of Mpumi

5

Dj Merlon 

Original Copy 

This category is for entry by artists and/or DJ’s who perform or license dance music.  Albums entered into this category, that contain licensed tracks not performed by the artist or DJ will be considered on the basis that such licensed tracks do not for the predominance of repertoire on the album.  International songs will be permitted in this category.

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BEST COMPILATION ALBUM

     

1

DJ Tokzen

Mmthi's essential selection 7

2

DJ Qness

Essential Selection 

3

Dj Fresh 

Fresh House Flava Vol 9

 

 

This category is for artists who perform African Pop music. To Vote Dial *120*1512# on your cell phone and follow the instructions, USSD Rates Apply.

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BEST AFRICAN POP ALBUM

 

NOMINEE

TITLE

1

Musa

Mr Serious

2

Amanda 

Amazulu

3

Vusi Nova

Naninina

4

Soul Kulture

Ngeliny'ilanga

5

Sjava

Isina Muva

 

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