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2009 MTV Africa Music Award Nominees Announced

MTV African Music Awards

MTV African Music Awards

The nominees for the 2009 MTV Africa Music Awards has been announced. 2face leads the nominations with 4 nominations. Dbanj follows closely with 3 nominations, while MI, and P-Square have 2 nominations each.

The show will be held at the Indoor Arena, Moi International Sports Centre, Nairobi, Kenya and is hosted by international artist WyClef Jean. There will be performances by Wyclef Jean, Lira, M.I., Samini and Wahu.

Check out the list of nominees.

Best Male
2 Face (Nigeria)
HHP (South Africa)
D’Banj (Nigeria)
Nameless (Kenya)
Da L.E.S. (South Africa)

Best New Act
M.I. (Nigeria)
Shaa (Tanzania)
STL (Kenya)
Bigiano (Nigeria)
Rhythmic Elements (South Africa)

Best Hip Hop
M.I. (Nigeria)
A.Y. (Tanzania)
Zulu Boy (South Africa)
Jay-Z (USA)
Kanye West (USA)

Best Female
Kel (Nigeria)
Amani (Kenya)
Lira (South Africa)
Zamajobe (South Africa)
Lizha James (Mozambique)

Best Performer
P-Square (Nigeria)
D’Banj (Nigeria)
Samini (Ghana)
Nameless (Kenya)
Blu*3 (Uganda)

Best R&B
2 Face (Nigeria)
Darey Art Alade (Nigeria)
Loyiso (South Africa)
Beyoncé (USA)
Akon (USA)

Best Group
P-Square (Nigeria)
Blu*3 (Uganda)
Gang of Instrumentals (South Africa)
Mo Hits Allstars (Nigeria)
Gal Level (Namibia)

Artist of The Year
2 Face (Nigeria)
D’banj (Nigeria)
Lira (South Africa)
HHP (South Africa)
Nameless (Kenya)

Best Alternative
Green Day (USA)
Coldplay (UK)
Cassette (South Africa)
Zebra & Giraffe (South Africa)
Aking (South Africa)

Best Video
2Face – Enter The Place (Nigeria)
XOD – I Want You Back (Uganda)
HHP – Mpitse (South Africa)
Da L.E.S. – We on Fire (South Africa)
Wahu ft Bobi Wine – Little Things You Do (Kenya).


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  • Odera E August 26, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Sooo, wassup with all the USA nominees? Do they ever think to include us in their awards? I really don't see why Jay Z n them are up for any of the MAMA nominations…Can that be changed?

  • Phantom August 27, 2009 at 1:56 am

    Nice but why Jay z, coldplay and dat surpose to be human being Beyonce. They(US of fucking A & europe) don't include us in there awards, so i think we should also exclude dem from ours

    • Licious August 29, 2009 at 9:49 am

      wow…beyonce hater much..i dont support the nominations, but most you be disrespectful, loser oshi!

  • BigT (namibia) October 31, 2009 at 3:36 am

    The show was awesome but im inconsistent about the idea of nominating US artists in our awards,especially JayZ and Beyonce, well nevertheless big up to all the winners………..HHP i salute u for bringing the award to southern africa!!!!!!!…………PEACE

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