Eddy Kenzo provides evidence to show how ‘losers’ were rigged to win 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards

Popular Ugandan singer, Eddy Kenzo, claims some artists didn’t win awards at 2016 MAMAs by merit; he says artists were handpicked to win awards contrary to standard practice of ‘the most voted wins’.

Sauti Sol posing for a photo at MAMAs 2016 Photo/Facebook

2016 MTV Africa Music Awards best known MAMAs went down on Saturday 22 October at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Nigerians and South Africans dominated the award gala; they bagged a total of 11 awards with Nigeria taking home 6 of them.

It was a big night for Wizkid in particular; he flew back home having won three major awards: Artist of the Year, Best Male, Best Collaboration.

East Africa only managed to win a single award which was won by Sauti Sol; despite the likes of Diamond, Eddzy Kenzo, Vanessa Mdee and The Kansoul having been nominated in various categories.

But Ugandan singer, Eddy Kenzo, believes he won in the category he was nominated in, Best Live Act. The ‘Sitya Loss’ hit maker was nominated among four other artists: Flavour (Nigeria), Stonebwoy (Ghana), Cassper Nyovest (South Africa) and Mafikizolo (South Africa).

Cassper Nyovest won in that category but Eddy Kenzo believes he ought to have won since he was the most voted for.

“I'm airtel ambassador MTN is the main sponsor 4 mamas and the winner in my category is mtn ambassador south Africa, Hehehe just for just. Remember!! I have performed in over 35 countries 10 of them full stadium what else? they told us to vote and my fans did go on all @mtvbaseafrica platforms click on #Bestliveact and see the winner by your self I'm not being jealous here, but I do complain because they told us to vote and the fans decide. go back and check their posts down thats what they said even in emails. I was the most voted in my category remember wen you click on #Bestliveact you can see the results Stonboy was 2nd flavour 3rd Caspa 4th. on all @mtvbaseafrica platforms even if it was you!!! should have felt the same. may be! I didn't understand the word vote for your favorite nominee. Abig thanks to my fans guys the love was real may the Almighty bless the work of your hands.” Eddy Kenzo grumbled after he failed to win Best Live Act.

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