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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.

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.

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!


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