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The MTV Africa Music Awards with Airtel (also known as the MAMAs) were established in 2008 by MTV Networks Africa to celebrate the most popular music in Africa.
Originally African artists were awarded an MTV Europe Music Award voted by MTV base Africa viewers for Best African artist in the 2006 and 2007 MTV Europe Music Awards. The first awards show was held at the Velodrome, Abuja in Nigeria on 22 November 2008 and was broadcast around the world on November 29 in conjunction with Airtel and local television channels in Africa. The show was hosted by Trevor Nelson. The awards were preceded by four concerts celebrating the musicians nominated for the awards. There were concerts featuring international and local nominees, which took place in Johanesburg, South Africa on November 5, Nairobi, Kenya on November 9, the Democratic Republic of the Congo on November 13 and Lagos, Nigeria on November 15, 2008. The Award categories included Artist of the Year, Best Alternative, Best Female, Best Group, Best Hip-Hop, Best Live Performance, Best Male, Best New Act, Best R&B, Video of the Year and the MY Video Award which allows viewers to make their own version of a music video. The MTV Africa Music Awards with Airtel was conceived and created by the SVP and MD of the Network in Africa, Alex Okosi (the man behind the launch of MTV into Africa in 2005) The 2009 event was hosted by Nairobi, Kenya at the Moi International Sports Centre, On the 10th of October 2009 and will Broadcast on the 17th of October 2009 on MTV base Africa. The 2010 MTV Africa Music Awards with Airtel saw MTV change some award categories to better reflect the music of the entire continent, hence creating awards for Best Anglophone, Best Lusophone and Best Francophone artists. The 2010 Awards will take place at the Eko Expo Hall, Lagos on 11 December 2010 and will broadcast around the world on MTV media platforms including MTV base (DStv Channel 322)and partner stations in Africa.
Current Award Categories
- Artist of the Year
- Best Male
- Best Female
- Best Group
- Best Video
- Song of the Year
- Best Anglophone
- Best Francophone
- Best Lusophone
- Best International
- MAMA Legend
- Best Performance
Past Award winners
MTV Africa Music Awards 2010 Highlights
Lagos, Nigeria 11 December 2010: Congolese artist Fally Ipupa, and Nigeria's 2Face led the winners at the third ever MTV Africa Music Awards with Airtel (MAM...
The Game - My Life (LIVE) [MTV Africa Music Awards]
MTV Africa AllStars Concert with Snoop Lion, D'Banj, 2face...
MTV Africa All Stars with Snoop Lion, The concert featured top African acts like 2Face, D'Banj, Fally Ipupa, Flavour, Zakes Bantwini, Professor, Zahara, Big ...
Eve's Entrance To MTV Africa Awards Live In Nigeria
Eve Hosts MTV Africa Awards In Lagos Nigeria.
Rick Ross's perfomance at the Mtv African Music Awards
Rick Ross performs at the Mtv African Music awards popularly known as MAMA. It was hosted in Lagos, Nigeria at the Expo Hall in Eko hotel. His performance wa...
MTV Africa Fally Ipupa Wins Best Video Presented By Oluchi
MTV Africa Fally Ipupa Wins Best Video Presented By Oluchi.
MTV AFRICA MUSIC AWARDS (MAMA'S) 11thDec.2010 / 2FACE Performance!
KENYAN MUSICIANS WIN THREE AWARDS AT MTV AFRICA MUSIC AWARDS
MTV Africa has announced the first ever Africa Music Awards
MTV Africa has announced the nominees for its first ever Africa Music Awards. The nominations were announced at Planet One, in Lagos, Nigeria. Announcing the...
Stars of African music crowned
Nameless (Kenya) and M.I. (Nigeria) were the big winners of the second MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAS) held on Saturday night in Nairobi. The two artists too...
Mon, 17 Jun 2013 02:21:59 -0700
... the region on multiple media platforms. In November 2008, Okosi achieved a personal and MTV milestone by launching the first ever MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) in Abuja, Nigeria, in celebration of contemporary African music and artistes worldwide.
The Standard Digital News
The Standard Digital News
Sat, 15 Jun 2013 02:20:13 -0700
Of all the numerous awards she has swept across the continent, the 2008 win, where she was crowned the Best Female Artiste during the MTV Africa Music Awards thanks to her then hit song Sweet Love —sealed her position as a continental hero. “Unlike ...
The Standard Digital News
Sun, 26 May 2013 00:02:14 -0700
Thu, 06 Jun 2013 15:01:48 -0700
Zebra and Giraffe also beat Coldplay and Green Day to win best alternative act at the MTV Africa Music Awards in 2009, and snatched its first trophy for best rock album in the same year at the Samas. The band was also chosen to perform in front of 60 ...
Tue, 11 Jun 2013 22:11:52 -0700
... avec la chanson « Sexy dance » aux MTV Africa Music Awards; meilleur artiste africain aux BET Awards . « Kora Awards » du meilleur artiste de l'Afrique centrale en 2007 et « « César » du meilleur artiste africain; meilleur espoir de la musique ...
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