Music News | 23 November 2008 09:21 CET

MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs): Winners & Photos

Source: b.naija ( Photo Credit )

The 1st Edition of the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs) has come and gone.

It was an exciting show and its seemed as though the theme was FUSION.

Acts from different musical genres and backgrounds came together to light up the stage. The craziest collaboration was between South African rockers Cassette, Kenyan hip-hop king Jua Cali and Nigerian stars Naeto C & Ikechukwu.


The Legend Award
Fela Kuti

Best Female Artist

Kenya's Wahu celebrates her win

Wahu (Kenya) - Winner
Asa (Nigeria)
Dama Do Bling (Mozambique)
Sasha (Nigeria)
Zonke (South Africa)

Best Male Artist
Jua Cali (Kenya)
2Face (Nigeria)
D'Banj (Nigeria)
DJ Cleo (South Africa)
HHP (South Africa)

Best Live Performer


Samini (Ghana)
D'Banj (Nigeria)
P-Square (Nigeria)
Cassette (South Africa)
Jozi (South Africa)- Winner

Best Group


P-Square (Nigeria) - Winner
Freshly Ground (South Africa)
Jozi (South Africa)
The Parlotones (South Africa)
East African Bashment Crew (Uganda) - Bebe Cool and Necessary Noize

Best Alternative
Buraka Som Sistema (Portugal)
Goldfish (South Africa)
Seether (South Africa) - Winner
The Parlotones (South Africa)
Coldplay (UK)

Best Hip-Hop Artist

9ice holds up the trophy

9ice (Nigeria) - Winner
HHP (South Africa)
Professor Jay (Tanzania)
Lil Wayne (USA)
The Game (USA)

Best R&B

Kelly Rowland picks up the award on behalf of Alicia

P-Square (Nigeria)
Akon (Senegal/USA)
Loyiso (South Africa)
Alicia Keys (USA) - Winner
Rihanna (USA)

Best Artist of the year

DBanj gets up close an personal with his trophy

Asa (Nigeria)
D'Banj (Nigeria) - Winner
P-Square (Nigeria)
HHP (South Africa)
Seether (South Africa)

Best New Act

Naeto C gets emotional

Kwaw Kese (Ghana)
Wahu (Kenya)
9ice (Nigeria)
Naeto C (Nigeria) - Winner
Da L.E.S. (South Africa)

Best Video

Ikechukwu raises his trophy

Movaizhaleine (Gabon) – Nous
Ikechukwu (Nigeria) – Wind Am Well - Winner
P-Square (Nigeria) – Roll It
Freshlyground (South Africa) – Pot Belly
Pro Kid (South Africa) – Uthini Ngo Pro

Congrats to all the winners and nominees!!!!! I am sooo proud of all of them! Most of these people have been on the GRIND for so many years, its great to see them get just rewards.

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