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2010 MTV Africa Music Awards to be held in Nigeria

This year MTV Network Africa & Bharti Airtel are holding the 2010 MTV Africa Music Awards in Nigeria.

The ceremony is a celebration of contemporary African music & creativity & will be held at the EKO Expo Hall in Lagos on December 11th.

The stakes are high, with musicians competing in the 12 categories to win a ‘Mama’ for Best Male, Best Female, Best Video, Best Group, Artist of the Year, Best Lusophone Act, Best Anglophone Act, Best Francophone Act, Song of the Year, Brand New Act, Best International Act and Mama Legend.

Telecommunications giant Bharti Airtel has come on board as the headline sponsor.

The sponsorship was announced by André Beyers, chief marketing officer, Airtel Africa and Alex Okosi, senior vice-president and managing director, MTV Networks Africa.

Conceived in 2008 as the ultimate celebration of African contemporary music talent, the awards provide a major platform for the industry.

The list of nominations is as follow:

Best Video
Fally Ipupa – Sexy dance (DRC)
P-Square f/t J. Martins- E No Easy (Nigeria)
The Parlotones – Life Design (South Africa)
Banky W – Strong Ting (Nigeria)

Brand:New
Mo Cheddah (Nigeria)
Diamond (Tanzania)
Muthoni (Kenya)
JoJo (Gabon)

Artist of The Year
2 Face (Nigeria)
P-Square (Nigeria)
Jozi (South Africa)
Fally Ipupa (DRC)

Song Of The Year
D’Banj – Fall In Love (Nigeria)
Liquideep – Fairytale (South Africa)
JR – Show Dem (South Africa)
Banky W – Lagos Party (Nigeria)

Best Anglophone
Sarkodie (Ghana)
Wande Coal (Nigeria)
Daddy Owen (Kenya)
Big Nuz (South Africa)

Best Francophone
Fally Ipupa (DRC)
Awadi (Senegal)
DJ Arafat (Ivory Coast)
Ba Ponga (Gabon)

Best Lusophone
Lizha James (Mozambique)
Paul G (Angola)
Cabo Snoop (Angola)
Dama Do Bling (Mozambique)

Best Group
P-Square (Nigeria)
Radio & Weasle (Uganda)
Teargas (South Africa)
P-Unit (Kenya)

Best Female
Sasha (Nigeria)
Lizha James (Mozambique)
Nneka (Nigeria)
Barbara Kanam (DRC)

Best Male
2 Face (Nigeria)
Fally Ipupa (DRC)
Black Coffee (South Africa)
Wande Coal (Nigeria)

Best International
Rihanna (USA)
Drake (USA)
Eminem (USA)
Rick Ross (USA)

Sources:

http://www.postzambia.com/post-read_article.php?articleId=16053

http://www.newstime.co.za/Lifestyle/2010_MTV_Africa_Music_Awards_Nominees/14148/

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