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Yemi Alade To Headline MAMA

Posted: Sep 9, 2016 at 5:09 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

African stars Yemi Alade, Nasty C and Babes Wodumo are expected to dazzle fans with their performances at Johannesburg’s first ever edition of the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA).
The MTV Africa Music Awards this year is done in partnership with Absolut and Google and in association with MTN and DStv. It will be holding at the Ticketpro Dome, in Johannesburg, South Africa.
“The definitive annual celebration of African and international talent and achievement, MAMA 2016 recognises and rewards musicians and achievers who have made the most impact on African music and youth culture over the previous year. The ceremony will feature stunning performances from African and international artists along with the show’s signature cross-genre and cross-border collaborations
MAMA 2016 will celebrate African talents across 18 award categories, including Best Male, Best Female, Best Song and Best Collaboration in partnership with Absolut. The contribution of artistes from Portuguese and French-speaking Africa will also be recognised in the Best Lusophone and Best Francophone categories. Additional categories include the Africa Re-Imagined Award and Personality of the Year. The nominations for the awards will be revealed in two parts: On 21 September in Johannesburg, and in Lagos on 2 October,” Alex Okosi of MTV says.
Celebrating the pan-African scope of the MAMA, the awards will encompass two stunning Road to MAMA events featuring MAMA nominees and superstar DJs, to be held in Durban and Lagos.  Another much-anticipated element of MAMA 2016 will be a music industry workshop for aspiring musicians held on the day prior to the awards (21October).
First staged in 2008, the MTV Africa Music Awards has recognised the talent of musicians, achievers and personalities from across Africa, rewarding iconic artistes and game changers such as 2Face Idibia, Big Nuz, Cassper Nyovest, Davido, D’Banj, Flavour, Gangs of Ballet, HHP, Fally Ipupa, Liquideep, Mafikizolo, Lira, Nameless, Lupita Nyong’o, Clarence Peters, Diamond Platnumz, Anselmo Ralph, Sarkodie, P-Square, Tiwa Savage, Cabo Snoop, Toofan, Trevor Noah, Zebra & Giraffe, Uhuru, Wahu, Yemi Alade, and many more.