Nigerian most popular artists reigned at the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) held in Durban, South Africa on Saturday, July 18, 2015, with Yemi Alade and Davido leading the charge.
Yemi Alade won the Best female award while Mr baddest OBO "Davido" won the best male artists award respectively with Patorankining who took the Best News Act Category Award.
South African hip hop star cassper Nyovest took home the Best Hip Hop award.
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,
taken African music to new territories around the world, pushed the boundaries of creativity, and shaped the soundscape of contemporary Africa.
The Mavins crew also got an award as their song “Dorobucci” was adjudged the song of the year while PSquare won the artist of the decade category.
Stunning collaborations between artists of different genres saw NE-YO take to the stage with Seyi Shay, 2Face collaborating with Bucie, Sauti Sol pairing up with Yemi Alade and Patoranking swapping beats with K.O.
The show ended on a high with a jubilant medley mash-up by Artist of the Decade winners P-Square, featuring hit tracks “Personally”, “Chop My Money”, “Alingo” and “Shekini”.
Other performers included DJ Fisherman, NaakmusiQ, DJ Tira, Anselmo Ralph, Danger from Big Nuz, Duncan, Burna Boy, Stonebwoy, Da LES, Diamond, Flavour,
Toofan, D’Banj, Davido, Uhuru, Black Motion and Cassper Nyovest.
Below is the full list of the winners
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