Ugandan singer Pius Mayanja aka Pallaso, Deejay duo Slick Stuart and Roja have been nominated for the MTV Pan-African Listeners’ Choice award.
The three are among the 20 artists from 18 African countries who will now go head-to-head as music fans across the continent put in their votes for their favourites.
The winner will be revealed at the MTV Africa Music Awards Kampala 2021 that will be hosted virtually in partnership with Uganda, the Pearl of Africa, on 20 February 2021.
The Listeners’ Choice category gives music lovers across the continent the opportunity to have their voices heard. The majority of the list of finalists for this category was determined by votes on local radio stations and social media, selecting the best publicly-voted musicians from different African countries.
“The MAMA is all about bringing the music to the people, celebrating the best that Africa has to offer and uniting us through African youth culture,” says Monde Twala, Senior Vice President and General Manager at ViacomCBS Networks Africa (VCNA). “The Listeners’ Choice Award embodies this philosophy, as it ensures that the voices of music lovers across the diverse countries on the continent are recognised.”
The nominees for the MTV Africa Music Awards Kampala 2021 Listeners’ Choice category are:
Anna Joyce (Angola)
Dagi D (Ethiopia)
DBN Gogo & DJ Dinho (South Africa)
Didi B (Cote D’Ivoire)
Drizilik (Sierra Leone)
Focalistic (South Africa)
Khaligraph Jones (Kenya)
Malome Vector (Lesotho)
Mohamed Ramadan (Egypt)
Ngaaka Blindé (Senegal)
Slick Stuart & DJ Roja (Uganda)
Souhila Ben Lachhab (Algeria)
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)