The first half of the nominees for this year's MTV Africa Music Awards have been released, with three of South Africa's biggest icons making the list
Caster Semenya, Pearl Thusi and Black Coffee all scored Nominations
for this year's event, to be held at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg on October 22.
Caster and Pearl will compete against the likes of Linda Ikeji, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Wizkid in the Personality of the Year category.
Nigerian music superstar Wizkid leads the nominations so far, with three nods.
The first half of the nominees were unveiled at a glitzy ceremony in Johannesburg on Wednesday evening, with live performances by Nathi, Riky Rick, Shekinah and Mi Casa.
The rest of the nominees for this year's event will be announced in Lagos, Nigeria on October 2.
The MTV MAMAs will be broadcast live across the world on MTV Base (Dstv Channel) and MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) and will feature performances from the likes of Nasty C, Babes Wodumo, Cassper Nyovest and Nigerian songstress Yemi Alade.
Tickets for the ceremony are available from R250.
Here are all of the announced nominations so far:
Best Live Act
Personality of the Year
Best Pop/Alternative Act
Shekinah & Kyle Deutsch
Desmond and the Tutus
Baddest - AKA, Burna Boy, Khuli Chana & Yanga
Juice Back Remix - Nasty C, Davido & Cassper Nyovest
No Kissing Baby - Patoranking & Sarkodie
Soweto Baby - DJ Maphorisa, Wizkid & DJ Buck
Unconditionally Bae - Sauti Sol & Ali Kiba
Best Male Act
Best International Act
Best Lusophone Act
Best Hip Hop Act
Kiff No Beat