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Nigerian stars win big at 2015 MTV Africa Music Awards

Nigerian duo, P-Square
Nigerian duo, P-Square

Nigerian music stars P-Square, Davido, Yemi Alade, D’Banj, Mavins crew, Saturday night carted home huge laurels at the 2015 MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) held in Durban, South Africa.

The artistes including Patoranking, led in the several categories in Africa’s biggest music award ceremony aimed at rewarding excellence in the continent’s music industry.

Davido emerged the Best Male Act for a second time while Yemi Alade took home the award for Best Female Act.

Don Jazzy-led the Mavins won Song of the Year category with their hit single ‘Dorobucci’. Dapo Oyebanji popularly known as Dbanj won the Evolution category but the biggest winners were twin bombers P-Square, who carted home the Best Group and Artist of the Decade awards.

The award ceremony saw live performances from international acts Neyo and Jhene Aiko.

Below is the full list of winners:

PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

Trevor Noah – Winner

BEST MALE

Davido – Winner

BEST FEMALE

Yemi Alade – Winner

BEST NEW ACT

Patoranking – Winner

BEST LIVE ACT

Diamond Platnumz – Winner

BEST LUSOPHONE

Ary (Angola) – Winner

BEST POP & ALTERNATIVE

Jeremy Loops (South Africa) – Winner

BEST COLLABORATION

AKA, Burnaboy, Da Les & JR: “All Eyes On Me” (SA/Nigeria) – Winner

BEST HIP HOP

Cassper Nyovest – Winner

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Nafukwa – Ricky Rick – Winner

BEST FRANCOPHONE

DJ Arafat (Ivory Coast) – Winner

BEST GROUP

P-Square (Nigeria) – Winner

SONG OF THE YEAR

Mavins: “Dorobucci” (Nigeria) – Winner

MAMA EVOLUTION

D’Banj (Nigeria) – Winner

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT

Nicki Minaj – Winner

ARTIST OF THE DECADE: P-Square

MTV BASE LEADERSHIP AWARD: Saran Kaba Jones & S’Bu Mavundla

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