Sauti Sol are this year’s MTV MAMA best group of the year. The all-male Kenyan band has been pursuing the award since they burst through the limelight and this year they finally banged the one gong that had proven elusive for so long.
Sauti Sol win best group award at 2016 MTV MAMA as Wizkid beats Diamond Platinumz
Consistency and good strategy have seen Sauti Sol finally win the MTV MAMA Best Group Award. Their quality of music and strategic collaborations have seen the group grow a huge following across the continent and contributed to their succes in two continental awards in a row which have seen other regional big names miss out.
It caps a successful week for Sauti Sol who early this week won the best group award during the Afrimma awards in the US.
Sauti Sol were the only East African act to win an award at the ceremony which was held in Randburg, South Africa late at night on Saturday 22nd. The glitzy performances saw the usual dominance of South African and West African countries notably Nigeria.
The ceremonies were opened by electric performances from the likes of Korede Bello, Casper Nyovest, WCB’S Diamond Platnumz, Patoranking, Ycee, Sarkodie and Yemi Alade among others.
Diamond Platinumz was among the biggest losers as Wizkid dominated bagging two major awards for Male artist of the year 2016 as well as the Artiste of the year 2016.
Other winners of the night were;
Best Group – Sauti Sol
Best Live Act – Cassper Nyovest
Best Alternative – Shekinah and Kyle Deutsch
Best Female Act – Yemi Alade
Best International Act – Drake
Africa Re-imagined – Vuvian Onano and Mary Taedzerwa
Legend Award – Hugh Masekela
Best Lusophone Act – C4 Pedro
Best Francophone – Serge Beynaud
Best Male Artist – Wizkid
Listener’s Choice – Jah Prayzah
Best collaboration – DJ Maphorisa ft Wizkid & DJ Bucks
Video of the Year – Youssoupha (Niquer Ma Vie)
Personality of the Year – Caster Semenya
Song Of The Year- Patoranking- My Woman My Everything.
Best Break Through- Tekno Miles (Nigeria)
Sauti Sol took to their social media to thank their fans and partners for their win saying "East Africa stand up! We're the BEST GROUP in Africa #MTVMAMA2016 . Thank you @mtvbaseafrica for the nomination. A big thank you to each and every person who voted for us. Massive S/O to our team #SautiSolEntertainment, the media, family and friends for supporting our campaign. We couldn't have done it without you! GOD BLESS!
Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or: