MTV has unveiled the nominees for the Listeners Choice Award at the MTV Africa Music Awards with Zain (MAMA). The awards celebrate the tracks and artists who triumphed on the radio airwaves in 2007/8. The nominees for the Listeners Choice awards, chosen exclusively by radio listeners across Africa are: - Jax Panik (South Africa) - Cigarettes and Cinnamon - DBanj (Nigeria) - Why Me - Naakaya (Tanzania) - Mr. Politician - JB Mpiana (DRC) - Zadio Kongolo - P Unit (Kenya) - Una - Toniks (Uganda) Beera Nange - Ofori Amponsah Featuring Samini (Ghana) - Odwo "The Listeners Choice award adds a fascinating dimension to the MTV Africa Music Awards with Zain, by focusing as much on the song as on the artist," Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, MTV Networks Africa, said in a statement. "This opens up the scope of the Awards to brilliant emerging artists such as Naakaya, Jax Panik and Toniks, and puts them in the running alongside established heavyweights like DBanj." Nigerian Koko master, DBanjs nomination brings his total nominations haul to four, while Ghanaian artist Samini is now recognised in two categories, as featured artist on Ofori Amponsahs Odwo and in his own right for Best Live Performer. Nominees for the Listeners Choice Award were chosen by listeners of radio stations across the continent including RTGA FM (DRC), Joy FM (Ghana), Homeboyz Radio (Kenya), Kiss FM (Kenya), Cool FM (Nigeria), 5fm (South Africa), Clouds FM (Tanzania), Sanyu FM (Uganda) and KFM (Uganda). The winner of the Listeners Choice Award will be announced in Abuja, Nigeria on 22 November. ** To vote for your favourite Listeners Choice artist, or artists in other award categories, go to the official MAMA website at mama.mtvbase.com. TIP FOR OUR READERS: Look at the small icons running down on the far left-hand side of the MTV Mama website if you want to vote. Voting closes on 18 November.