Khaligraph, Sauti Sol And Ethic Land MTV MAMAs Nominations

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Khaligraph Jones, Sauti Sol and Ethic have landed nominations for the 2021 MTV Africa Music Awards, which have been announced.

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Khaligraph will battle it out for the Best Hip Hop award with some top rappers like South Africa's Nasty C and Ghanian Kwesi Arthur.

The two Kenyan boy groups Sauti Sol and Ethic have been nominated under the same category — Best Group— and will have to fight it out for the award against South Africans Blaq Diamond and Kabza De Small/DJ Maphorisa, as well as Rostam (Tanzania) and Calema (São Tomé and Príncipe).

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Other major East African nominees for the awards include Tanzanians Diamond Platnumz (with two nominations), Zuchu (one) and Harmonize (one). And representing the show's host country Uganda, Sheebah has received two nominations.

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The MTV Africa Music Awards Kampala 2021 will air on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) and MTV (DStv Channel 130) on February 20th 2021.. 

“The Most Decorated Rapper in the Continent, Omollo, Now lets get to Voting #respecttheogs,” said Khaligraph in reaction to his nom.

Sauti Sol recognized their own nomination by posting,

“Hey fam, we have been nominated for the #MTVMAMA2021 as the BEST GROUP in Africa 🌍. Voting is now open, let's get it.”

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Beginning today, fans can vote across eight MAMA categories, including Best Male, Best Female, Best Group and more by visiting

Best Female
Simi (Nigeria)
Sheebah (Uganda)
Sho Madjozi (South Africa)
Busiswa (South Africa)
Yemi Alade (Nigeria)
Soraia Ramos (Cape Verde)
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)

Best Male
Burna Boy (Nigeria)
Innoss'B (Democratic Republic of Congo)
Kabza De Small (South Africa)
Harmonize (Tanzania)
Fireboy DML (Nigeria)
Master KG (South Africa)
Rema (Nigeria)

Best Group
Blaq Diamond (South Africa)
Sauti Sol (Kenya)
Kabza De Small / DJ Maphorisa (South Africa)
Calema (São Tomé and Príncipe)
Ethic (Kenya)
Rostam (Tanzania)

Artist of the Year
Burna Boy (Nigeria)
Calema (São Tomé and Príncipe)
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
Master KG (South Africa)
Davido (Nigeria)
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)
Wizkid (Nigeria)

Best Breakthrough Act
Elaine (South Africa)
Tems (Nigeria)
Omah Lay (Nigeria)
Zuchu (Tanzania)
John Blaq (Uganda)
Sha Sha (Zimbabwe)
Focalistic (South Africa)

Best Hip Hop
Nasty C (South Africa)
Suspect 95 (Cote d'Ivoire)
Khaligraph Jones (Kenya)
Kwesi Arthur (Ghana)
NGA (Angola)
OMG (Senegal)

Best Ugandan Act
Bebe Cool
John Blaq
Daddy Andre
Spice Diana

Best Lusophone Act
Calema (São Tomé and Príncipe)
Preto Show (Angola)
Anna Joyce (Angola)
Mr Bow (Mozambique)
Nelson Freitas (Cape Verde)
Soraia Ramos (Cape Verde)

Best Francophone Act
Innoss'B (Democratic Republic of Congo)
Suspect 95 (Cote d'Ivoire)
Dip Doundou Guiss (Senegal)
Stanley Enow (Cameroon)
Fally Ipupa (Democratic Republic of Congo)
Gaz Mawete (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Alone Together: Best Lockdown Performance
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania) – Africa Day Benefit Concert
Black Motion (South Africa) – Red Bull Rendezvous
Niniola ft Busiswa (Nigeria / SA) – Africa Day Benefit Concert
Singuila (Congo) – DCDR Series
AKA (South Africa) – AKA TV
Yemi Alade (Nigeria) – Poverty (live session).

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