Awards season is approaching and in particular the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) 2016.
The 6th edition of MAMA will be held at The Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg, South Africa on Saturday 22 October 2016.
Kenya’s high flying Afro-pop band have bagged two nominations, and will be hoping to at least bring one of the elusive gongs back home.
The group’s first nomination comes in the Best Group Category, where they will battle it out with Mi Casa (South Africa), Navy Kenzo(Tanzania), R2bees (Ghana), and Toofan (Togo).
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They have also been nominated for Best Collaboration in partnership with Absolut for the hit, ‘Unconditionally Bae’ featuring Tanzania’s Ali Kiba.
They face stiff competition from Patoranking feat. Sarkodie – “No Kissing” (Nigeria/Ghana), AKA feat. Burna Boy, Khuli Chana & Yanga – “Baddest” (South Africa/Nigeria), DJ Maphorisa feat. Wizkid & DJ Bucks – “Soweto Baby” (South Africa/Nigeria), and Nasty C feat. Davido, Cassper – “Juice Back Remix” (Nigeria/South Africa).
No other Kenyan has been nominated.
The Daily Show host Trevor Noah has been confirmed as host of the live two-hour awards show.
“I’m a huge fan of African music and achievement, and it’s going to be a massive pleasure celebrating them both at the MTV Africa Music Awards 2016 in my own home town of Johannesburg,” Noah said in a statement.