Nigeria domination at the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards


Nigeria turned out the biggest winners at the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards bagging the most and biggest awards at the show.

Hosted by American actor/comedian Marlon Wayans and boasting show stopping performances from Trey Songz, Miguel and French Montana; the MTV Africa Music Awards 2014 was a big night for music in Africa as Durban, South Africa housed the majority of musical forces across the continent who attended the prestigious ceremony which returned after the long break.

Pop star Davido seemed to the biggest winner of the night, walking with the ‘Best Male’ and coveted ‘Artiste of the Year’ awards. The ‘Aye’ singer also topped it off with an energetic performance. Other Nigerian winners include Tiwa Savage (Best Female), Flavour (Best Live Peformer) and Clarence Peters who also won two awards – ‘Best Video’ and ‘Transform Today by Absolut’. South African duo Mafikizolo also bagged two awards – ‘Best Group’ and ‘Song of the Year’ and Uhuru with the ‘Best Collaboration’ and ‘Song of the Year’ with Mafikizolo.

The show which was attended by hundreds and broadcast to over 400 million viewers worldwide saw some electrifying performances from the likes of US stars Miguel, Trey Songz, French Montana as well as their African counterparts Davido, Flavour, Mafikizolo, Khuli Chana, Dr SID, Don Jazzy and lots more.

Best Male

Anselmo Ralph (Angola)

Davido (Nigeria) – Winner

Diamond (Tanzania)

Donald (South Africa)

Wizkid (Nigeria)

Best Female

Arielle T (Gabon)

Chidinma (Nigeria)

DJ C’ndo (South Africa)

Efya (Ghana)

Tiwa Savage (Nigeria) – Winner

Best Group

Big Nuz (South Africa)

Mafikizolo (South Africa) – Winner

Mi Casa (South Africa)

P Square (Nigeria)

Sauti Sol (Kenya)

Best New Act

Burna Boy (Nigeria)

Heavy K (South Africa)

Phyno (Nigeria)

Stanley Enow (Cameroon) – Winner

Uhuru (South Africa)

Best Live Act

2face (Nigeria)

Fally Ipupa (DRC)

Flavour (Nigeria) – Winner

Dr Malinga (South Africa)

Zakes Bantwini (South Africa)

Best Collaboration

Amani ft Radio and Weasel – ‘Kiboko Changu’ (Kenya/Uganda)

Diamond feat Davido – ‘Number One’ (Remix) (Tanzania/Nigeria)

Mafikizolo feat May D – ‘Happiness’ (South Africa/Nigeria)

R2bees feat Wizkid – ‘Slow Down’ (Ghana/Nigeria)

Uhuru feat DJ Buckz, Oskido, Professor, Yuri Da Cunha – ‘Y-tjukutja’ (South Africa/Angola) – Winner

Artist of the Year

Davido (Nigeria) – Winner

Mafikizolo (South Africa)

Mi Casa (South Africa)

P Square (Nigeria)

Uhuru (South Africa)

Song of the Year

Davido- ‘Skelewu’ (Nigeria)

DJ Clock feat Beatenberg – ‘Pluto’ (Remember Me) (South Africa)

DJ Ganyani feat FB – ‘Xigubu’ (South Africa)

DJ Kent feat The Arrows –‘Spin My World Around’ (South Africa)

Dr Sid feat Don Jazzy – ‘Surulere’ (Nigeria)

KCee – ‘Limpopo’ (Nigeria)

Mafikizolo feat Uhuru ‘Khona’ (South Africa) – Winner

Mi Casa- ‘Jika’ (South Africa)

P Square – ‘Personally’ (Nigeria)

Yuri Da Cunha -‘Atchu Tchu Tcha’ (Angola)

Best Hip Hop

AKA (South Africa)

Ice Prince (Nigeria)

Khuli Chana (South Africa)

Olamide (Nigeria)

Sarkodie (Ghana) – Winner

Best Video

Clarence Peters – (‘Run my race’ – Burna Boy) (Nigeria) – Winner

Best Pop

Danny K (South Africa)

Fuse ODG (Ghana)

Goldfish (South Africa) – Winner

LCNVL (South Africa)

Mathew Mole (South Africa)

Best Alternative

Gangs of Ballet (South Africa) – Winner

Michael Loman (South Africa)

Nakhane Toure (South Africa)

Parlotones (South Africa)

Shortstraw (South Africa)

Best Francophone

Arielle T (Gabon)

Espoir 2000 (Ivory Coast)

Ferre Gola (DRC)

Toofan (Togo) – Winner

Youssoupha (Congo)

Best Lusophone

Anselmo Ralph (Angola) – Winner

JD (Angola)

Lizha James (Mozambique)

Nelson Freitas (Cape Verde)

Yuri Da Cunha (Angola)


Personality of the Year

Chimamanda Adiche (Nigeria)

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde (Nigeria)

Trevor Noah (South Africa)

Lupita Nyong’o (Kenya) – Winner

Yaya Toure (Cote d’Ivoire)

Transform Today by Absolut

Anisa Mpungwe (Tanzania)

Clarence Peters (Nigeria) – Winner

I See a Different You (South Africa)

Leti Arts (Ghana)

Rasty (South Africa)