BY ESE DIBEBI
Hosted by American star, Anthony Anderson, the MTV Africa Music Awards KwaZulu-Natal 2015, supported by KwaZulu-Natal Province in association with Absolut Vodka and in partnership with The City of Durban, was held last night at the Durban International Convention Centre (ICC), KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Nigeria’s Yemi Alade and Davido won the Best Male and Best Female awards respectively while D’Banj won the MAMA Evolution award, a new category honouring established artists who have made an indelible mark on African and global music culture. South African comedian Trevor Noah was named Personality of the Year.
Performances by NE-YO, Seyi Shay, 2Face, Patoranking and Artist of the Decade winners P-Square made the awards night one to remember.
See the full list of winners below:
Best Female: Yemi Alade (Nigeria)
Best Male: Davido (Nigeria)
Best Group: P-Square (Nigeria)
Best New Act Transformed by Absolut: Patoranking (Nigeria)
Best Hip Hop: Cassper Nyovest (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: Adriaan Louw
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
MTV Base Leadership Award: Saran Kaba Jones & S’Bu Mavundla