The sizzling hot performer line-up for the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) 2014
just got even hotter with the addition of African artists and nominees Diamond, Wizkid, Phyno
and Yuri da Cunha
The 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards
is brought to you by KwaZulu-Natal Province
and supported by Absolut
and the City of Durban
. South Africa Tourism
is also a key partner to the awards.
Between them, Diamond
(Nigeria) and Yuri da Cunha
(Angola) account for seven different award nominations: Diamond
are competing head-to-head for Best Male
and Best Collaboration
; triple nominee Yuri Da Cunha
is nominated for Best Collaboration
, Song of the Year
and Best Lusophone
; and Phyno
gets his first MAMA nod for Best New Act
. They join previously announced performers French Montana, Miguel, Trey Songz, Davido, Uhuru, Mafikizolo, Oskido, Professor, Tiwa Savage
at the stunning pan-African celebration of music, youth culture and lifestyle.
Legendary stand-up comic, film and television sensation Marlon Wayans
is to host MAMA
2014, which goes live from the ICC, Durban at 22:00 CAT, Saturday 7 June, broadcasting around the world on MTV, MTV Base, BET International
and affiliate stations.
Celebrating musicians and achievers who have made the most impact on African youth culture throughout the year, MAMA
2014 will, for the first time ever, premiere LIVE across Africa on MTV Base
(DStv Channel 322) and MTV
(DStv Channel 130) at 21:00 CAT. The show will be amplified on radio by media partners Gagasi FM, Yfm
and Capricorn FM
Nominees from the length and breadth of sub-Saharan Africa are represented in the nominations for this year’s music categories, including 2Face, AKA, Amani, Amr Singh, Anselmo Ralph, Arielle T, Beatenberg, Big Nuz, Burna Boy, Chidinma, Clarence Peters, Danny K, Davido, Diamond, DJ Buckz, DJ Clock, DJ C'ndo, DJ Ganyani, DJ Kent, The Arrows, Donald, Don Jazzy, Dr Malinga, Dr Sid, Efya, Espoir 2000, Fally Ipupa, FB, Ferre Gola, Flavour, Fuse ODG, Gangs of Ballet, Goldfish, Heavy K, Ice Prince, JD, KCEE, Khuli Chana, Kyle Lewis, LCNVL, Lizha James, Mafikizolo, Matthew Mole, May D, Mi Casa, Michael Lowman, Nakhane Toure, Nelson Freitas, Olamide, Oskido, P Square, Professor, The Parlotones, Phyno, Radio and Weasel, R2bees, Sarkodie, Sauti Sol, Shortstraw, Stanley Enow, Tiwa Savage, Toofan, Uhuru, Wizkid, Youssoupha, Yuri Da Cunha
and Zakes Bantwini.
In this year’s newly introduced lifestyle award categories, Chimamanda Adichie, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde,Trevor Noah, Lupita Nyong’o
and Yaya Toure
are nominated for Personality of the Year
. Clarence Peters, Leti Arts, Rasty
and Anisa Mpungwe
are nominated in Transform Today by Absolut
With hundreds of thousands of votes already cast, public voting for 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards
until midnight on 4 June 2014. The winners of the MTV Base Leadership Award
and Best Video
are chosen exclusively by MTV Base.
Voting for Song of the Year
continues up until the show on 7 June.
Tickets for the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards KwaZulu-Natal
are on sale at www.computicket.com, on 0861 915 8000 and at Computicket retail outlets. Seated tickets cost R450 (incl. VAT) while general access (standing) tickets are R200 (incl. VAT).