The most anticipated African award show went down this weekend as it coincided with the celebration of Nelson Mandela’s life; a nationwide hero who still lives on after his death. The MAMA’s 2015 brought the whole continent together under one roof to celebrate the biggest music acts we have.  The night wasn’t all about awarding major acts but it also gave artists the chance to show their fans why they are the best with electrifying performances from; the Koko master Dbanj, Burna Boy, the six minute guy Davido, the beautiful YemiAlade, Patorankingand our very own Sauti Sol.


The show ended on a high with a mix mash-up by Artist of the Decade winners P-Square, featuring hit tracks PersonallyChop My MoneyAlingo and Shekini. Here is the scoop of the winners if you missed out;


MAMA Award Winners

  • Best Female: YemiAlade (Nigeria)
  • Best Male: Davido (Nigeria)
  • Best Group: P-Square (Nigeria)
  • Best New Act Transformed by Absolut: Patoranking (Nigeria)
  • Best Hip Hop:  CassperNyovest (South Africa)
  • Best Collaboration: AKA, Burna Boy, Da LES & JR: “All Eyes On Me” (SA/Nigeria)
  • Song of the Year: Mavins: “Dorobucci” (Nigeria)
  • Best Live: Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
  • Video of the Year:  “Nafukwa” – Riky Rick; Director: AdriaanLouw
  • Best Pop & Alternative: Jeremy Loops (South Africa)
  • Best Francophone: DJ Arafat (Ivory Coast)
  • Best Lusophone: Ary (Angola)
  • Personality of the Year:  Trevor Noah (South Africa)
  • MAMA Evolution: D’Banj (Nigeria)
  • Best International: Nicki Minaj
  • Artist of the Decade: P-Square


Story by Chuck