Anthony Anderson to host the MAMAs

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It’s MAMA week!! The annual MTV Africa Music Awards are back and the countdown to the big show is on. On Saturday stars from all over the continent (and the world) will be heading down to the sunny city of Durban for the awards. It has just been announced that actor, producer and “comedic genius” funnyman Anthony Anderson will host the awards. Hmmmmm.

Marlon Wayans hosted the awards last year and let’s be frank. He was shit. Maybe he would’ve worked for an American market, but for a local audience, he just didn’t work. So with that in mind, I have to ask… WHY bring yet another American celebrity down to host the show? Trevor Noah, who is nominated for an award and who has cracked the big time with his Daily Show host announcement, would be a much better fit. Don’t you think? Maybe it’s a scheduling thing, but we have talent on the continent. I’m just saying

Don’t get me wrong, I think Anderson is funny and he’ll do a fair job. I just think while we celebrate African talent, we should use the platform to highlight the talent too, not so? I’m not opposed to international singers performing, but hosting is a different beast altogether.

Anyway, the MAMAs will be live on MTV Base (DStv channel 322), MTV (DStv channel 130) and BET (DStv channel 129).

For more information on the MTV Africa Music Awards KwaZulu-Natal 2015, visit www.mtvbase.com or http://mama.mtv.com, like them on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/MTVBaseVerified, or follow them on Twitter and Instagram @MTVBaseAfrica. To join the conversation about the awards please use the hashtag #MTVMAMA2015.

Liquideep win big at MAMAs

South African house duo Liquideep walked off with the coveted Song Of The Year award at this weekend’s MTV African Music Awards. The song in question was the hugely popular Fairytale. The awards, in its third year now, were held in Lagos, Nigeria. Rapper/actress Eve hosted the awards, while performances from Rick Ross, T-Pain and Jozi were seen at the venue. Here is a full list of winners

MAMA 2010 WINNERS IN FULL
Best Anglophone – Daddy Owen (Kenya)
Best Francophone – Fally Ipupa (DRC)
Best Lusophone – Cabo Snoop (Angola)
Artist of the Year- 2Face (Nigeria)
Best Female – Sasha (Nigeria)
Best Male – 2Face (Nigeria)
Best Video – Fally Ipupa (DRC): “Sexy Dance”
Best Group – P-Square (Nigeria)
Brand New Act – Mo Cheddah (Nigeria)
Best Performance – Big Nuz (South Africa)
Song of the Year – Liquideep (South Africa): “Fairytale”
MAMA Legend – Miriam Makeba (South Africa)
Best International – Eminem (USA).

Check out the song of the year and their new one two, it’s Liquideep’s Fairytale and Alone for a Monday morning 🙂 Don’t forget to catch the broadcast on MTV Base on Saturday the 18th at 7pm!

2010 MAMA Nominees

MTV Africa Music Awards with Zain nominees:

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)

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

Artist of The Year

2 Face (Nigeria)
P-Square (Nigeria)
Jozi (South Africa)
Fally Ipupa (DRC)

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

Best Anglophone

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

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

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

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

First list of M.A.M.A performers announced

In just over two months time, the second MTV Africa Music Awards with Zain will be going down. Here is a first look at some of the performers, set to take the stage at the Kasarani Indoor Stadium in Nairobi, Kanya on 10 October:
Kenya’s Wahu, South Africa’s Afro-soul queen, Lira, Nigerian rapper M.I. and Ghanaian dancehall superstar, Samini are just a few of the many stars gearing up for the awards.

Wahu facts:
– She used to be upfront for Kenyan hip-hop outfit, ‘Kapuka’
– She is a Mathematics graduate
– She won the Best Female Award at last year’s ceremony in Abuja, Nigeria

Lira facts:
– I love her, that’s a fact… ‘nuf said haha.
– She is a multiple South African Music Award (SAMA) winner
– She is currently working on her first DVD

Samini facts:
– Ghana’s Samini is a MOBO-winning artist
– He is famous for his dancehall hits
– He has shared the stage with some of the industry’s most famous, like Sean Paul, Akon, Kelvin Little, Shaggy, Ja-Rule, Damien Marley and Jay-Z

M.I. facts:
Nigerian hip hop MC, M.I. (a.k.a. Mister Incredible) isn’t afraid to tackle pertinent social issues affecting not only his fellow citizens, but those on the African continent.

Cassette talk about their new album

It’s one of the most highly-anticipated albums of the year and is the follow up to their debut album. Now Cassette release the new album called “Who Do You Trust”. Be sure to visit their site for gig info, merchandise and of course go and get the album!

Cassette's new video

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These guys never disappoint…. One of the brilliant South African talents. Here ladies and gents, is the new song and video from Cassette called “Who Do You Trust?”

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Burning it up with Da LES

One of the members of SA group Jozi, Da LES is now his solo thing… it by the looks of things it’s working for him. Check it out, his solo efforts scored him a MTV Africa Music Award nomination, which is a great achievement. The video below is called ‘We On Fire’. The face of AmaKhipKhip calls on the help of Maggz and BongzIt’s got a big international feel to it, from the sound to the video production, but Da LES maintains his local feel too. Nice. Watch out for Da LES in 09! Check out the video: