MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA 08): and the nominees are…

MTV Networks Africa has announced the contenders for the first ever MTV Africa Music Awards with Zain (MAMA).

the nominee list was unveiled at a vip gathering at Planet 1 in  Lagos by Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, MTV Networks Africa and Norman Moyo, Chief Marketing Officer, Zain Nigeria.

P-Square rules with about five nominations (best group, best live performer, best R&B, best video and artist of the year.), followed closely by D’banj with four nominations(Best Male, Best Live Performer, . Artist of the Year and Listener’s Choice Award); 9ice contends Lil Wayne and The Game for the Best Hiphop Act while P-Square battles Akon and Rhianna for Best RnB Act.  I can’t wait for the showdown in  November 22!!

take a look for yourself:

BEST FEMALE
Wahu (Kenya)
Asa (Nigeria)
Dama Do Bling (Mozambique)
Sasha (Nigeria)
Zonke (South Africa)

BEST MALE
Jua Cali (Kenya)
2Face (Nigeria)
D’Banj (Nigeria)
DJ Cleo (South Africa)
HHP (South Africa)

BEST LIVE PERFORMER
Samini (Ghana)
D’Banj (Nigeria)
P-Square (Nigeria)
Cassette (South Africa)
Jozi (South Africa)

BEST GROUP
P-Square (Nigeria)
Freshly Ground (South Africa)
Jozi (South Africa)
The Parlotones (South Africa)
East African Bashment Crew (Uganda)

BEST ALTERNATIVE
Buraka Som Sistema (Portugal)
Goldfish (South Africa)
Seether (South Africa)
The Parlotones (South Africa)
Coldplay (UK)

BEST HIP-HOP
9ice (Nigeria)
HHP (South Africa)
Professor Jay (Tanzania)
Lil Wayne (USA)
The Game (USA)

BEST R&B
P-Square (Nigeria)
Akon (Senegal / USA)
Loyiso (South Africa)
Alicia Keys (USA)
Rihanna (USA)

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Asa (Nigeria)
D’Banj (Nigeria)
P-Square (Nigeria)
HHP (South Africa)
Seether (South Africa)

BEST NEW ACT
Kwaw Kese (Ghana)
Wahu (Kenya)
9ice (Nigeria)
Naeto C (Nigeria)
Da L.E.S. (South Africa)

BEST VIDEO
Movaizhaleine (Gabon) – Nous
Ikechukwu (Nigeria) – Wind Am Well
P-Square (Nigeria) – Roll It
Freshlyground (South Africa) – Pot Belly

Pro Kid (South Africa) – Uthini Ngo Pro

NEW: Listener’s Choice award

Jax Panik (South Africa) – ‘Cigarettes and Cinnamon’
D’Banj (Nigeria) – ‘Why Me’
Naakaya (Tanzania) – ‘Mr. Politician’
JB Mpiana (DRC) – ‘Zadio Kongolo’
P Unit (Kenya) – ‘Una‘
Toniks (Uganda) ‘Beera Nange’
Ofori Amponsah Featuring Samini (Ghana) – ‘Odwo’
please visit the MTV Africa Music Awards website for more information on how to vote for your favorite artiste(s)…but hurry cos voting closes on the 18th of November.

The MTV Africa Music Awards with Zain will be hosted by U.K. radio presenter and club DJ Trevor Nelson in Abuja on November 22.  The inaugural event is expected to air on several stations across Africa that includes MTV base, channels RTGA (DRC), TV3 (Ghana), NTV (Kenya), AIT (Nigeria), STV (Nigeria), TBC (Tanzania) and WBS (Uganda),among others from November 29.

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9 Comments

  1. I am a ninja boy but in this award i can not put all hopes on my boys in some nominated places that usa artist are like the number one artist (LIL WANYE).remember no body can do it like him,if it is not LIL WANYE then it is not LIL WANYE.

  2. DBANJ IS THE BEST…….GIVE IT TO HIM….HE DESERVES IT…

  3. I AM VERY HAPPY FOR ALL THIS NOMINEES I ALL THIS AMERICA ARTISTS WILL TAKE WHAT BELONGS TO MY BOYS I MEAN D’BANG

    THANKS
    (THE NEST AFRICA R/B KING COMING SOON)
    JOE FAVOUR

  4. I WANT D’BANG FOR THE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

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