Nigerian Artists Shine At The MTV Africa Music Awards 2014- Davido Named Artist Of The Year

The MTV Music Awards (MAMA)’s was held in Durban in South Africa last night. Some of the best in the African music and entertainment scene were present at the event as well as international stars including Trey Songz, French Montana and Marlon Wayans who hosted the event.

Nigerian artists dominated the list of winners with taking the awards for 6 out of the 18 categories. Starting off with singer Tiwa Savage who took home the best female artist award, Music sensation Davido also took home best Male and artist of the year award.

Tiwa savage Image: MTV MAMA Instagram

Tiwa savage
Image: MTV MAMA Instagram

Davido Image: MAMA Instagram

Davido
Image: MAMA Instagram

Flavour (Centre) Image: MAMA Instagram

Flavour (Centre)
Image: MAMA Instagram

Artists from South Africa including Mafikizolo and Ghana’s Sarkodie also took home awards.

There were awesome performances from the likes of D’banj, Don Jazzy, Trey Songz and Davido to spice things up.

Oscar winning actress Lupita Nyong’o won the award for personality of the year although she wasn’t able to receive the award in person while the hotly contested inaugural MTV Base Leadership award went to billionaire entrepreneur Aashish Thakkar of Uganda.

Mo Cheddah Image: MAMA (Instagram)

Mo Cheddah
Image: MAMA (Instagram)

American Hip Hop Star Trey Songz Image: MTV MAMA (Instagram)

American Hip Hop Star Trey Songz
Image: MTV MAMA (Instagram)

The event also brought in a trail of Hollywood paparazzi as Khloe Kardashian of the KUWTK fame, flew in from the United states to support new beau French Montana who performed on the night.

Khloe Kardashian in Durban for the MTV Africa Music Awards Image: MTV MAMA (Instagram)

Khloe Kardashian in Durban for the MTV Africa Music Awards
Image: MTV MAMA (Instagram)

See the full list of winners below

Best New Act

Stanley Enow (Cameroon)

Best Female

Tiwa Savage(Nigeria)

Best Male

Davido (Nigeria)

Artist of the Year

Davido (Nigeria)

Song of the Year

“Khona” – Mafikizolo ft Uhuru (South Africa)

 Best Live Act

Flavour (Nigeria)

Best Collaboration

“Y-tjukutja” – Uhuru Ft. Oskido, DJ Bucks, Professor and Yuri Da Cunha (South Africa/Angola)

Best HipHop

Sarkodie (Ghana)

Best Group

Mafikizolo (South Africa)

 Best Alternative

Gangs of Ballet (South Africa)

Best Lusophone

Anselmo Ralph (Angola)

Best Francophone

Toofan (Togo)

Personality of the Year

Lupita Nyong’o

Transform Today

Clarence Peters

Best Video

Clarence Peters (Nigeria)

 Best Pop

Goldfish (South Africa)

Best International 

Pharrell

 MTV Base Leadership Award 

Ashish J. Thakkar (Tanzania)

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