JOHANNESBURG – Nominees for the 2016 MTV EMA’S taking place in Rotterdam, Netherlands, has been announced with Queen Bey and the temperamental Justin Bieber receiving the most nominations this year.

Closer to home, in the Best African Act category, Cassper Nyovest who took to Twitter to praise God on his nomination joins Black Coffee as both artists are South Africa’s best chances of winning on the big night. Controversial rapper AKA was noticeably absent from the list.

Here is the list for the most coveted MTV coil trophy:

Olamide (Nigeria)
Black Coffee (South Africa)
Ali Kiba (Tanzania)
Wizkid (Nigeria)
Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)

Adele – “Hello”
Justin Bieber – “Sorry”
Lukas Graham – “7 Years”
Mike Posner – “I Took A Pill In Ibiza (Seeb Remix)”
Rihanna ft. Drake – “Work”

Beyoncé – “Formation”
Coldplay – “Up & Up”
Kanye West – “Famous”
Tame Impala – “The Less I Know the Better”
The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk – “Starboy”

To vote for your favourite artists and for a full list of nominees go to: and follow the awards on Twitter @mtvema

The 2016 MTV EMA’s will air on the November 6, 2016 on MTV Base, DSTV channel 322.

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