MTV Base, Africa’s number one music authority has announced the nominees for this year’s MTV Africa Music Awards, MAMA 2014.
The announcement which, was made on April 16, 2014, at the nominations party at the Sands in Johannesburg, South Africa, showed that Nigerian music industry is dominating as Nigerian artists clinched 11 out of 15 categories of nominations.
Some of those nominated include Omotola Jalade, Chimamanda Adichie, 2Face, PSquare, Wizkid, Burna Boy, Olamide, Flavour, Davido, to mention a few.
The different categories, which include Best Male, Best Female, Song of the Year and Artist of the Year has also broadened the scope of the MAMA awards franchise as achievements in non-music fields will also be recognized. Some of such works to be recognizability include, “Personality of the Year” and “Transform Today by Absolut”, an award designed to recognize and support young, emerging and original African creative talents who use their imagination to fuel social transformation and bring positive attention to the continent.
Davido has the most nominations this year with four nods for Song of the Year, Best male, Artist of the Year and Best Collaboration. Following closely behind with 3 nominations is dynamic duo, P Square with Best Group, Artist of the Year and Song of the Year while Wizkid receives two nods for Best Male and Best Collaboration. Other Nigerian nominees include 2Face, Burna Boy, Chidinma, Don Jazzy, Dr Sid, Flavour, Ice Prince, KCEE, May D, Olamide, Phyno and Tiwa Savage.