mtvmama 2021

Kabza De Small, Dj Maphorisa, Sha Sha And Focalistic Have Been Nominated for the 2021 #MTVMAMA Awards

It’s yet another big win today for the Amapiano culture. The upcoming MTVMAMA Awards 2021 nomination lists was released earlier today and several Amapiano household names made it into the list. Among the nominees are Sha Sha and Focalistic, who were nominated for the Breakthrough Act award, while DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small were nominated for the Best group Award. Kabza De Small also made it into the list for best male act.


We are behind them fully and we here wish them success. To vote for your best go to or use the hastag #MTVMAMA.

The MTV Africa Music Awards 2021 will broadcast on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) and MTV (DStv Channel 130). The show comes up February 2021.

Here is the full nomination list:

Best Hip Hop

  • Khaligraph Jones
  • Kwesi Arthur
  • Nasty C
  • NGA
  • OMG
  • Suspect 95
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Breakthrough Act

  • Elaine
  • Tems
  • Omah Lay
  • Zuchu
  • John Blaq
  • Sha Sha
  • Focalistic

Best Female

  • Simi
  • Sheebah
  • Sho Madjozi
  • Busiswa
  • Yemi Alade
  • Soraia Ramos
  • Tiwa Savage

Best Group

  • Blaq Diamond
  • Sauti Sol
  • Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa
  • Calema
  • Ethic
  • Rostam

Best Ugandan Act

  • Sheebah
  • Bebe Cool
  • John Blaq
  • Vinka
  • Daddy Andre
  • Spice Diana

“Alone Together” Best Lockdown Performance

  • Diamond Platnumz
  • Black Motion
  • Singuila
  • AKA
  • Yemi Alade
  • Niniola and Busiswa

Best Lusophone

  • Calema
  • Preto Show
  • Anna Joyce
  • Mr Bow
  • Nelson Freitas
  • Soraia Ramos

Best Male

  • Burna Boy
  • Fireboy DML
  • Harmonize
  • Innoss’B
  • Kaza De Small
  • Master KG
  • Rema

Best Francophone

  • Innoss’B
  • Suspect 95
  • Dip Doundou Guiss
  • Stanley Enow
  • Fally Ipupa

Artist of the Year

  • Burna Boy
  • Calema
  • Diamond Platnumz
  • Master KG
  • Davido
  • Tiwa Savage
  • Wizkid
Author: Amapiano Updates
Amapiano Updates (aka P. Lewis) is a producer and music promoter who for the past couple years has been dedicated to showcasing the rich culture of South African music to the world. Since it's early days, Amapiano showed signs of domination, even beyond the borders of South Africa. Lewis is dedicated to making sure that the dream of #AmapianoToTheWorld is fulfilled in the most exciting way possible.