MTV Africa Music Awards set to rock with Trey Songz and Miguel

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In case you haven’t heard, MTV Africa, is hosting one of the biggest awards show in Africa on Saturday 7 June 2014 at the Durban International Convention Centre.

Trey Songz is the newest entertainer to confirm his performance/attendance at the MAMA’s 2014.

After Miguel said he was coming last week, joining Davido (Nigeria) and Mafikizolo, the party at Durban ICC is quickly becoming one of the most anticipated MAMA’s yet.

Since 2008, MAMA’s showcases artists from all over Africa and for the first time ever, the awards will be premiering live across Africa on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) and MTV (DStv Channel 130) at 21:00.

Non-music artists will also be acknowledged this year with the Personality of the Year category – with nominees including Chimamanda Adiche, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Trevor Noah, Lupita Nyong’o and Yaya Toure.

The MAMA (MTV Africa Music Awards) nominations in full:


Best Male:
Anselmo Ralph (Angola)
Davido (Nigeria)
Diamond (Tanzania)
Donald (South Africa)
Wizkid (Nigeria)

Best Female:
Arielle T (Gabon)
Chidinma (Nigeria)
DJ C’ndo (South Africa)
Efya (Ghana)
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)

Best Group:
Big Nuz (South Africa)
Mafikizolo (South Africa)
Mi Casa (South Africa)
P Square (Nigeria)
Sauti Sol (Kenya)

Best New Act:
Burna Boy (Nigeria)
Heavy K (South Africa)
Phyno (Nigeria)
Stanley Enow (Cameroon)
Uhuru (South Africa)

Best Live Act:
2face (Nigeria)
Fally Ipupa (DRC)
Flavour (Nigeria)
Dr Malinga (South Africa)
Zakes Bantwini (South Africa)

Best Collaboration:
Amani ft Radio and Weasel – Kiboko Changu (Kenya/Uganda)
Diamond feat Davido – Number One (Remix) (Tanzania/Nigeria)
Mafikizolo feat May D – Happiness (South Africa/Nigeria)
R2bees feat Wizkid – Slow Down (Ghana/Nigeria)
Uhuru feat DJ Buckz, Oskido, Professor, Yuri Da Cunha – Y-tjukutja (South Africa/Angola)

Artist of the Year:
Davido (Nigeria)
Mafikizolo (South Africa)
Mi Casa (South Africa)
P Square (Nigeria)
Uhuru (South Africa)

Song of the Year:
Davido- Skelewu (Nigeria)
DJ Clock feat Beatenberg – Pluto (Remember Me) (South Africa)
DJ Ganyani feat FB – Xigubu (South Africa)
DJ Kent feat The Arrows – Spin My World Around (South Africa)
Dr Sid feat Don Jazzy – Surulere (Nigeria)
KCee – Limpopo (Nigeria)
Mafikizolo feat Uhuru – Khona (South Africa)
Mi Casa- Jika (South Africa)
P Square – Personally (Nigeria)
Yuri Da Cunha – Atchu Tchu Tcha (Angola)

Best Hip Hop:
AKA (South Africa)
Ice Prince (Nigeria)
Khuli Chana (South Africa)
Olamide (Nigeria)
Sarkodie (Ghana)

Best Pop:
Danny K (South Africa)
Fuse ODG (Ghana)
Goldfish (South Africa)
LCNVL (South Africa)
Mathew Mole (South Africa)

Best Alternative:
Gangs of Ballet (South Africa)
Michael Lowman (South Africa)
Nakhane Toure (South Africa)
Parlotones (South Africa)
Shortstraw (South Africa)

Best Francophone:
Arielle T (Gabon)
Espoir 2000 (Ivory Coast)
Ferre Gola (DRC)
Toofan (Togo)
Youssoupha (Congo)

Best Lusophone:
Anselmo Ralph (Angola)
JD (Angola)
Lizha James (Mozambique)
Nelson Freitas (Cape Verde)
Yuri Da Cunha (Angola)


Personality of the Year:
Chimamanda Adiche (Nigeria)
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde (Nigeria)
Trevor Noah (South Africa)
Lupita Nyong’o (Kenya)
Yaya Toure (Cote d’Ivoire)

Transform Today by Absolut:
Anisa Mpungwe (Tanzania)
Clarence Peters (Nigeria)
Leti Arts (Ghana)
Rasty (South Africa)





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