MTV Base Africa officially released the nomination list for the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) 2021 on Wednesday night.
The awards set to take place on February 20, 2021 in Kampala, Uganda come as a huge win for the country especially for the tourism sector.
The nominee list comprises of Ugandan artists such as John Blaq, Bebe Cool, Sheebah, Vinka, Daddy Andre, and Spice Diana. It also features other artists from 15 African countries like Burna Boy, Master KG, Davido, Diamond Platinumz, Fire boy DML, Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade to mention but a few.
To commemorate the awards ceremony in the Pearl of Africa, two new categories have been introduced; the Best Ugandan act to recognize the host country’s star and rising talent and the Best Lockdown performance as the pandemic forced artists to adopt virtual shows.
In the category for Best Ugandan act, Sheebah, John Blaq, Vinka, Daddy Andre, and Spice Diana will be battling for the award.
Aside from that category, Sheebah has been nominated for the Best Female category and John Blaq for the Best Breakthrough artist.
Voting is now open on www.mtvmama.com and on the MTV Base Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts.