This year’s nominations prove that Nigerian music has fast taken over Africa. Out of fifteen different categories, Nigeria has been nominated in eleven categories and includes some of the biggest names in the Nigerian entertainment industry including Omotola Jalade, Chimamanda Adichie, 2Face, PSquare, Wizkid, Burna Boy, Olamide, and Flavour amongst many others.
Africa’s number one music authority, MTV Base has announced the nominees for this year’s MTV Africa Music Awards. The announcement was made yesterday Wednesday, 16 April 2014 at an impressive nominations party at The Sands in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The different categories, which include Best Male, Best Female, Song of the Year and Artist of the Year has also broadened the scope of the MAMA awards franchise as achievements in non-music fields will also be recognized. They include “Personality of the Year” and “Transform Today by Absolut”, an award designed to recognize and support young, emerging and original African creative talents who use their imagination to fuel social transformation and bring positive attention to the continent.
Davido has the most nominations this year with four nominations for Song of the Year, Best male, Artist of the Year and Best Collaboration. Following closely behind with 3 nominations is dynamic duo, P Square with Best Group, Artist of the Year and Song of the Year while Wizkid receives two nods for Best Male and Best Collaboration.
This year, award offers a stunning platform for African artists, it also celebrates the young personalities, leaders and creatives who are making a positive impact on the continent.”
The award will take place in South Africa for the first time on 7 June 2014 at the Durban International Convention Centre (ICC) in Durban. The awards will air live across the continent at 9:00PM on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) and MTV (DStv Channel 130).
|Best Group||P Square|
|Best New Act||Burna Boy
|Best Live Act||2face
|Best Collaboration||Diamond feat Davido – ‘Number One’ (Remix) (Tanzania/Nigeria)
Mafikizolo feat May D – ‘Happiness’ (South Africa/Nigeria)
R2bees feat Wizkid – ‘Slow Down’ (Ghana/Nigeria)
|Artist of the Year||Davido
|Song of the Year||Davido- ‘Skelewu’
Dr Sid feat Don Jazzy – ‘Surulere’
KCee – ‘Limpopo’
P Square – ‘Personally’
|Best Hip Hop||Ice Prince
|Personality of the Year||Chimamanda Adichie
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde
|Transform Today by Absolut||Clarence Peters|