Yemi Alade, Wizkid, Cassper Nyovest, Diamond Platnumz have lead the nominations for the newly launched WatsUp TV Africa Music Video Awards which collated Music Video contents from over 20 Africa countries across 21 Categories.

The Awards which is an initiative of WatsUp TV, a leading Entertainment Content producer in the Pan African Bilingual community launched and announced its first set of Nominees for the 2016 WatsUp TV Africa Music Video Awards, an annual award dedicated to the celebration and honouring of the best in African Music Video on Thursday 29th September at Plot7 in Accra, Ghana.

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The platform which is set to bridge the gap between the Anglophone and Francophone music video contents show true ingenuity when over 140 videos from 136 artistes where considered for this prestigious award thereby expanding the scope of knowledge on what African musicians and directors have been churning out across the continent.

Yemi Alade who leads with 6 nominations had Wizkid, Cassper Nyovest and Diamond Platnumz following with 5 nominations respectively.

Some of the Most Nominated Videos include: Final (Wizkid), Want You (Yemi Alade), War Ready (Cassper Nyovest), Tsumani (Ahmed Chawki), Baby Chop Kiss (Shatta Wale), Nyedzilo (Edem), Pana (Tekno) etc

Nigeria leads with 39 Nominated artistes followed by Ghana (26), South Africa (12), Cameroon (7), Tanzania (8), Morocco (6) etc.

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Voting has officially opened on wamva.watsup.tv

Below are the nominees for the 20 Announced Categories

AFRICAN VIDEO OF THE YEAR

1. Ahmed Chawki – Tsunami – Morocco

2. Amr Diab ft. Mohamed Mounir – Al Qahira – Egypt

3. Cassper Nyovest – War Ready – South Africa

4. Diamond Platnumz ft P’Square – Kidogo – Tanzania

5. Edem ft Reekado Banks – Nyedzilo – Ghana

6. Franko – Coller La Petite – Cameroon

7. Tekno – Pana – Nigeria

8. Tiwa Savage – Bad – Nigeria

9. Wizkid – Final – Nigeria

10. Yemi Alade – Want You – Nigeria

BEST AFRICAN VIDEO DIRECTOR 2016 NOMINEES

1. Clarence Peters – Pana – Nigeria

2. Godfather – Kidogo – Nigeria

3. Justin Campos – Kamatia – South Africa

4. Lex Maccaty – Baby – Ghana

5. Moe Musa – Romantic – Nigeria

6. Phamous Philms – Nyedzilo – Ghana

7. Prince Dovlo – Awoa – Ghana

8. Said C Naciri – Tsunami – Morocco

9. Sesan – Final – Nigeria

10. Unlimited LA – Bahd Baddo Baddest – Nigeria

BEST AFRICAN GROUP VIDEO 2016 NOMINEES

1. Bracket ft. Timaya – Celebrate – Nigeria

2. Navy Kenzo – Kamatia – Tanzania

3. VVIP ft Patoranking – Alhaji – Ghana

4. Sauti Sol ft Alikiba – Uncoditional Bae – Kenya

5. Mafikizolo ft. Diamond Platnumz, Dj Maphorisa – Colour of Africa – South Africa

6. Kiff No Beat – La vie de louga – ‎Côte d’Ivoire

7. Toofan – Eledji – Togo

8. Mavins – JantaManta – Nigeria

9. 4X4 ft BukBak – Atongo – Ghana

10. Ruff n Smooth – Shaba – Ghana

BEST AFRICAN NEW COMER VIDEO 2016 NOMINEES

1. Falz ft. Olamide, Davido – Bahd Baddo Baddest – Nigeria

2. Harmonize ft DIAMOND PLATNUMZ – BADO – Tanzania

3. Humblesmith ft. Davido – Osinachy – Nigeria

4. Jeed Rogers ft Mr. Eazi – Timebad – Ghana

5. Locko – NDUTU – Cameroon

6. Mayunga ft Akon – Please Don’t Go Away – Tanzania

7. Mr. Eazi ft Efya – Skin Tight – Nigeria

8. Muno – Never Regret – Nigeria

9. Pappy Kojo – Awoa – Ghana

10. Shaker ft Sarkodie – Hello – Ghana

11. Sidike Diabete – Inianafi Debena – Mali

12. YCEE – Omo Alhaji – Nigeria

BEST AFRICAN REGGAE/DANCEHALL VIDEO NOMINEES

1. Bebe Cool – Ki Ekiganye – Uganda

2. Cynthia Morgan – Simatiniya – Nigeria

3. Eazzy Ft. Stonebwoy – Na Na – Ghana

4. MzVee – Hold me now – Ghana

5. MC Galaxy ft Stonebwoy, Cynthia Morgan, DJ Jimmy Jatt – Go Gaga – Nigeria

6. Navy Kenzo – Kamatia – Tanzania

7. Patoranking ft Sarkodie – No Kissing Baby – Nigeria

8. Runtown ft. Wizkid, Walshy Fire – Bend Down Pause – Nigeria

9. Shatta Wale – Chopkiss – Ghana

10. Stonebwoy – People Dey – Ghana

BEST AFRO POP VIDEO NOMINEES

1. DJ Maphorisa ft Wizkid & Dj Buckz – Soweto Baby – South Africa

2. Guru – Samba – Ghana

3. Iyanya – Heartbeat – Nigeria

4. Kiss Daniel – Mama – Nigeria

5. D Cryme ft Sarkodie – Koko Sakora – Ghana

6. Runtown – Walahi – Nigeria

7. Scientific ft Quincy B – Rotate – Liberia

8. Tekno – Pana – Nigeria

9. Wizkid – Final – Nigeria

10. Yemi Alade – Want You – Nigeria

BEST AFRICAN HIP HOP VIDEO NOMIEES

1. Falz ft. Olamide, Davido – Bahd Baddo Baddest – Nigeria

2. AKA – Composure – South Africa

3. Cassper – War Ready – South Africa

4. Dblack ft MI Abaga – Champ – Ghana

5. Dee Money – Ale – Ghana

6. EL – Lalafalama – Ghana

7. Iba One – Dokèra – Mali

8. Kiff no Beat – La vie de Louga – Côte d’Ivoire

9. King Kaka – Mr. 254 – Kenya

10. Omar Sterling – Bob Marley – Ghana

11. Reminisce – Asalamalekun – Nigeria

12. Sarkodie – Take it Back – Ghana

BEST AFRICAN RnB VIDEO NOMINEES

1. 2Baba – Officially Blind – Nigeria

2. Akwaboah ft. Ice Prince – I do Love You – Ghana

3. Alikiba – Aje – Tanzania

4. Banky W – Made for You – Nigeria

5. Efya ft Bisa Kdei – One of your Own – Ghana

6. Joey B U x Me Ghana

7. Jon Germain ft. Dee Moneey & EL – Threesome – Ghana

8. Mohamed Hamaki – Ma Balash – Egypt

9. Soul Bangs – Temai Kha Fera – Guinea

10. Wande Coal – Super Woman – Nigeria

BEST AFRICAN TRADITIONAL VIDEO NOMINEES

1. Humblesmith ft Davido – Osinachy – Nigeria

2. 4X4 ft BukBak – Atongo – Ghana

3. Bisa Kdei – Brother Brother – Ghana

4. Flavour ft Selebobo – Mmege Mmege – Nigeria

5. Knoweless Butera – Ko Nashize – Rwanda

6. Mzee ft Rafiti, Salif Keita – We are all Africans – South Africa

7. Navio – Njogereza – Uganda

8. Tay Grin ft 2baba – Chipapapa – Malawi

9. Timaya ft Flavour – Money – Nigeria

10. Yemi Alade – Ferrari – Nigeria

BEST AFRICAN PERFORMANCE NOMINEES

1. C4 Pedro – Feira de Março – Angola

2. Cassper Nyovest – Fill up the dome concert – South Africa

3. Diamond Platnumz & NE-YO – Jembeka Festival – Tanzania

4. DJ Arafat – Concert a Korhogo – Côte d’Ivoire

5. P Square – Concert: Slide and Bounce tour – Nigeria

6. Shatta wale – After the Storm Concert – Ghana

7. Sidiki Diabete – Concert au Palais de la Culture Abidjan – Mali

8. Tamer Hosny – Kol Haga Bena Live – Egypt

9. Tiwa Savage – One Africa Music Fest 2016 – Nigeria

10. Wizkid – Mutzig Beer Fest – Nigeria

BEST AFRICAN DANCE VIDEO NOMINEES

1. Ahmed Chawki – Tsunami – Morocco

2. Dbanj – Emergency – Nigeria

3. Oudy 1er – Lokolo – Guinea

4. Eazzy – Kpakposhito – Ghana

5. Edem ft. Reekado Banks – Nyedzilo – Ghana

6. Eugy x Mr Eazi – Dance For Me – Nigeria

7. Ruff n Smooth – Shaba – Ghana

8. Runtown ft. Wizkid, Walshy Fire – Bend Down Pause – Nigeria

9. Toofan – Eledji – Togo

10. Yemi Alade – Want You – Nigeria

BEST INTERNATIONAL VIDEO NOMINEES

1. Rihanna ft. Drake – Work – USA

2. Adele – Hello – UK

3. Beyonce – Formation – USA

4. Black M – Je Suis Chez Moi – France

5. Chris Browm – Little More – USA

6. Drake – Hotline Bling – USA

7. Tinie Tempah ft Wizkid – Mamacita – UK

8. Jidenna – Knickers – USA

9. Maitre Gims ft. Niska – Sapés Comme Jamais – France

10. MHD – A kele Nta – France

BEST AFRICAN COMBO VIDEO 2016 NOMINEES

1. AKA ft Burna Boy, Khuli Chana, Yanga – Baddest – South Africa

2. Davido ft Olamide – The Money – Nigeria

3. Diamond Platnumz ft AKA – Make Me Sing – Tanzania

4. DJ Jimmy Jatt ft Wizkid – Feeling the Beat – Nigeria

5. Edem ft Reekaedo Banks – Nyedzilo – Ghana

6. Emtee ft Wizkid & Aka – Roll Up ReUp – South Africa

7. Kiff No Beat ft Arafat – Approchez Regardez – Cote d’Ivoire

8. Kollins ft Chidinma – Ma Préférée – Togo

9. Koredo Bello ft Tiwa Savage – Romantic- Nigeria

10. Masterkraft ft Flavour & Sarkodie- Finally – Nigeria

11. MC Galaxy ft Stonebwoy, Cynthia Morgan & DJ Jimmy Jatt – Go Gaga – Nigeria

12. Patoranking ft Sarkodie No Kissing Nigeria

BEST AFRICAN MALE VIDEO 2016 NOMINEES

1. Amr Diab Ft. Mohamed Mounir – Al Qahira “Cairo – Egypt

2. Cassper Nyovest – War Ready – South Africa

3. Diamond Platnumz ft Psqaure – Kidogo – Tanzania

4. Franko – Coller La Petite – Cameroon

5. Ice Prince – Boss – Nigeria

6. Patoranking ft Sarkodie – No Kissing – Nigeria

7. Shatta Wale – Baby Chop Kiss – Ghana

8. Sidiki Diabete – Inianafi Debena – Mali

9. Tekno – Pana – Nigeria

10. Wizkid – Final – Nigeria

BEST AFRICAN FEMALE VIDEO 2016 NOMINEES

1. Almoke – Molo Molo – Togo

2. Charlotte Dipanda – Aléa Mba Pah Chilera – Cameroon

3. DJ Lambo ft. CYNTHIA MORGAN, EVA ALORDIAH & SEYI SHAY – The Motion – Nigeria

4. MzVee – Hold Me Now – Ghana

5. Seyi Shay – Pack and Go – Nigeria

6. Tiwa Savage – Bad – Nigeria

7. Vanessa Mdee – Niroge – Tanzania

8. Victoria Kimani ft. Khuli Chana – All the way – Kenya

9. Vivian Chidid – Wuyuma – Senegal

10. Yemi Alade – Want You – Nigeria

BEST EAST AFRICAN VIDEO 2016 NOMINEES

1. Ali Kiba – Aje – Tanzania

2. AY ft Diamond Platnumz – Zigo – Tanzania

3. Diamond Platnumz ft Psquare – KIDOGO – Tanzania

4. Eddy Kenzo – So Good – Uganda

5. Harmonize ft Diamond Platnumz – Bado – Tanzania

6. Knoweless Butera – Ko Nashize – Rwanda

7. Navy Kenzo – Kamati – Tanzania

8. Raymond – Kwetu – Tanzania

9. Sauti Sol ft Alikiba – Unconditional Bae – Kenya

10. Victoria Kimani ft Khuli Chana – All the Way – Kenya

BEST CENTRAL AFRICAN VIDEO 2016 NOMINEES

1. Anna Joyce – Te Amar – Angola

2. C4 Pedro – Tu És a Mulher – Angola

3. Charlotte Dipanda – Aléa Mba – Cameroon

4. Daphne ft Ben Decca – Ndolo – Cameroon

5. Fabregas – Double Face – DR Congo

6. Ferre Gola ft Victoria Kimani – Tucheze – DR Congo

7. Franko – Coller La Petite – Cameroon

8. Magasco – All VIP – Cameroon

9. Reniss – La Sauce – Cameroon

10. Stanley Enow ft Ice Prince – Yours – Cameroon

BEST NORTH AFRICAN VIDEO 2016 NOMINEES

1. Ahmed Chawki – Tsunami – Morocco

2. Amal Maher – Ezay Fatetny – Egypt

3. Amr Diab Ft. Mohamed Mounir – Al Qahira – Egypt

4. Douzi – Mazal Mazal – Morocco

5. Mohamed Hamaki – Ma Balash – Egypt

6. Ibtissam Tiskat – Ma Fi Mn Habibi – Morocco

7. Latifa – Maktoobli – Tunisia

8. Saad Lamjarred – Ghaltana – Morocco

9. Samira Said – Mahassalsh Haga – Morocco

10. Tamer Hosny – Kol Haga Bena – Egypt

BEST SOUTH AFRICAN VIDEO 2016 NOMINEES

1. AKA – Composure – South Africa

2. Black Coffee ft Mquee – Come with Me – South Africa

3. Cassper Noyvest – War Ready – South Africa

4. Da LES ft. Riky Rick – Summer – South Africa

5. DJ Maphorisa ft Wizkid, Dj Buckz – Soweto Baby – South Africa

6. Emtee ft AKA ft Wizkid – Rollup – South Africa

7. Khuli Chana – Money – South Africa

8. KO – Ding Dong – South Africa

9. Mafilizolo ft. Diamond Platnumz, Dj Maphorisa – Colours of Africa – South Africa

10. Nasty C ft. Davido, Cassper Nyovest – Juice Back – South Africa

BEST WEST AFRICAN VIDEO 2016 NOMINEES

1. DJ Arafat – Maplôrly – Côte d’Ivoire

2. Mokobe – J’ai trop dansé – Mali

3. Patoranking – No Kissing Baby – Nigeria

4. Shatta Wale – Baby Chop Kiss – Ghana

5. Kandia Kora ft Sidiki Diabate – Complexe 0 – Guinea

6. Stonebwoy – People Dey – Ghana

7. Tekno – Pana – Nigeria

8. Tiwa Savage – Bad – Nigeria

9. Wizkid – Final – Nigeria

10. Yemi Alade – Want You – Nigeria

Source: Prince Akpah