It’s Snoop Lion weekend in SA

snoop-lion-allstars-281x211You’ll know by now that Snoop Lion is jetting into Durban in the next day or so. This is ahead of Saturday’s MTV Africa All Stars concert, which is taking place at the People’s Park, Moses Mabhida Stadium. I’m heading down on Saturday to hopefully catch Snoop on camera, as well as some of the other acts. Side note, I’m happy the Durbanites are getting a concert for once.. I know y’all often feel left out, so here’s to making you happy*

And with that, I can let those of you in Cape Town and in Jozi know that Snoop will be in your hood too. He’ll be out at the Ellis Park Arena on Sunday evening, followed by a concern at the Grand Area GrandWest on the 21st. AKA and Jack Parow will be the support acts for ‘the Lion’.

Tickets Available at: www.computicket.com:

Johannesburg 19 May –Ellis Park Arena:

·         Golden Circle R650

·         Regular seated and standing R350

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Singer/ actress Eve to host MAMAs


The MTV Africa Music Awards with Zain are just days away and now MTV Base has revealed this year’s host for the third MAMAs ceremony. It’s none other than actress and singer Eve. While she holds down the hosting duties, T-Pain, together with South African house trio Big Nuz and four-time MAMA winner D’Banj (Nigeria) will take to the stage to perform in Lagos, Nigeria come the 11th of December.

This is pretty random, but it has been year’s since I heard Eve’s collab with Alicia Keys called Gangsta Lovin’. Remember that one? Well now after all this time, I heard it again on Monday and now this. #Randomfact for the day. That’s all 🙂 Check out a list of this year’s nominees below:

MTV Africa Music Award winners

The winners of the MTV Africa Music Awards with Zain 2009 are:
BEST FEMALE Amani (Kenya)
BEST MALE Nameless (Kenya)
BEST PERFORMER Samini (Ghana)
BEST GROUP P Square (Nigeria)
BEST ALTERNATIVE Zebra and Giraffe (South Africa)
BEST HIP HOP M I (Nigeria)
BEST R&B Darey Art Alade (Nigeria)
ARTIST OF THE YEAR D’Banj (Nigeria)
BEST NEW ACT M I (Nigeria)
BEST VIDEO HHP (South Africa)
LEGEND AWARD Lucky Dube (South Africa)
MY VIDEO AWARD Patricke-Stevie Moungondo (Congo Brazzaville)
LISTENERS CHOICE AWARD Nameless (Kenya).

I have asked MTV peops for details on when the show will air on MTV Base… deets to follow on that and the various musical collaborations on stage, Wyclef’s hosting duties and more.

MAMA nominees for 2009

Best Male:
2Face Nigeria
D’Banj Nigeria
Da L.E.S South Africa
HHP South Africa
Nameless Kenya

Best Female:
Amani Kenya
Zamajobe South Africa
Kel Nigeria
Lira South Africa
Lizha James Mozambique Best Female

Best R&B:
2 Face Nigeria
Darey Art Alade Nigeria
Loyiso South Africa
Akon USA
Beyonce USA

Artist of the Year:
2 Face Nigeria
D’Banj Nigeria
HHP South Africa
Lira South Africa
Nameless Kenya

Best Video
2 Face Nigeria
Da L.E.S South Africa
HHP South Africa
XOD Uganda
Wahu featuring Bobi Wine Kenya

Best Alternative:
Aking South Africa
Cassette South Africa
Coldplay UK
Green Day
Zebra & Giraffe South Africa

Best Group
Blu*3 Uganda C
Gal Level Namibia
Gang of Instrumentals South Africa
Mo Hits Allstars Nigeria
P-Square Nigeria

Best Hip Hop
Jay-Z USA
Kanye West USA
A.Y. Tanzania
M.I. Nigeria
Zulu Boy South Africa

Best New Act:
Rhythmic Elements South Africa
Shaa Tanzania
STL Kenya
M.I. Nigeria
Bigiano Nigeria

Best Performer:
Samini Ghana
P-Square Nigeria
Nameless Kenya
Blu*3 Uganda
D’Banj Nigeria