MTV BASE IS SETTING THE TONE FOR ITS FLAGSHIP GLOBAL CELEBRATION OF AFRICAN CONTEMPORARY MUSIC AND ACHIEVEMENT, AS MAFIKIZOLO AND DAVIDO ARE REVEALED AS PERFORMERS @ THE MTV AFRICA MUSIC AWARDS KWAZULU-NATAL, SUPPORTED BY ABSOLUT AND THE CITY OF DURBAN

Nigerian sensation Davido and electrifying South African Afro-pop duo Mafikizolo are both tied with Uhuru as the most nominated artists in the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards(MAMA), notching up four nominations each, and going directly head-to-head in Song of the Year, Artist of the Year and Best Collaboration. Additionally, Davido is nominated for Best Male, while Mafikozolo leads the contenders in Best Group. 


Celebrating musicians and achievers who have made the most impact on African youth culture throughout the year,MAMA 2014 takes place at the ICC, Durban, South Africa on Saturday, 7 June. For the first time ever, the awards is premiering live across Africa on MTV Base, channel 322 and MTV, channel 130 on DStv at 21:00. 

The 2014 awards are set to feature stunning performances from African and international artists, including the awards’ signature collaborations between artists of different genres and cultures – a high point of every show. Nominees from the length and breadth of sub-Saharan Africa are represented in the nominations for the 2014 music categories, including 2Face, AKA, Amani, Amr Singh, Anselmo Ralph, Arielle T, Beatenberg, Big Nuz, Burna Boy, Chidinma, Clarence Peters, Danny K, Davido, Diamond Platnumz a.k.a Chibu Dangote, 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 the newly introduced lifestyle award categories, Chimamanda Adiche, 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. The nominees for the MTV Base Leadership Award and Best International are still to be revealed.

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 Wednesday, 4 June. The winners of the MTV Base Leadership Award and Best Video are chosen exclusively by MTV Base.

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). 

5FM, East Coast Radio, Heart FM, Gagasi FM and YFM are the official radio media partners of the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards KwaZulu-Natal, supported by Absolut and the City of Durban.

For more information on the MTV Africa Music Awards, supported by Absolut and the City of Durban, visit www.mtvbase.com. Alternatively, visit and like the Facebook page or follow@MTVBaseAfrica on Twitter. To join the conversation about the awards please use the hashtag #MTVMAMA.

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