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The Official Line-Up for the MTV Africa Music Awards 2014

MTV Base has revealed the final additions to the red hot line-up for the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) 2014.  Sauti Sol, Sarkodie, The Arrows, Khuli Chana and Dr Sid round out the star-studded roster of perfomers, which includes previously announced performers French Montana, Miguel, Trey Songz, Davido, Uhuru, Mafikizolo, Oskido, Professor, Tiwa Savage, FlavourDiamond, Wizkid, Phyno and Yuri da Cunha.

The 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards is a stunning pan-African celebration of music, youth culture and lifestyle, 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.

Legendary stand-up comic, film and television sensation Marlon Wayans is to host MAMA 2014, which broadcasts live from the ICC, Durban at 21:00 CAT on Saturday 7 June.  The show will be amplified on radio by media partners Gagasi FM, Yfm and Capricorn FM.

Marlon Wayans

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 as 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 continues online at www.mtvbase.com 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.

For more information on the MTV Africa Music Awards KwaZulu-Natal supported by Absolut & The City of Durban, please go to www.mtvbase.com, like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/MTVBaseVerified, or follows us on Twitter@MTVBaseAfrica.  To join the conversation about the awards please use the hashtag #MTVMAMA.

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Article written by:

Richmond Sajini is a musician and media entrepreneur in the public relations, television, radio and retail spaces in South Africa. He studied Public Relations and Communication at the University of Johannesburg and has worked on brands such as Coca Cola, Tsogo Sun, Heineken as well as the South African National Roads Agency. He has been told to shut up many times by people who don’t understand that he is in love with the sound of his own voice. For this reason he decided to start his own blog where he would share his thoughts and experiences without inhibition. Visit his blog, www.randomramblings.co.za and follow him on Twitter @richmondsajini.

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