(2face, D’banj, Asa and Psquare are some of the leading music stars nominated for MAMA 2015 Evolution award. Photo: Filed)
Nigerian stars, 2face, Psquare, D’Banjand soul singer, Asa are up alongside some of the most iconic performers across the continent for the MAMAs 2015 Evolution award to be presented this weekend at KwaZulu Natal in South Africa.
Three of Nigeria’s leading music stars are nominated along stars like Anselmo Ralph(Angola), Asa (Nigeria), Black Coffee(South Africa), Chameleone (Uganda),Fally Ipupa (DRC), HHP (South Africa) andSamini (Ghana) for the coveted award.
According to Tim Horwood, Channel Director, MTV Base, ‘The MAMA ‘Evolution‘ award honours established artistes who have made an indelible mark on African and global music culture, taken African music to new territories around the world, pushed the boundaries of creativity, and shaped the soundscape of contemporary Africa’.
The winner of the Evolution award will be decided jointly by MTV Base and music fans voting online and via Twitter as well as Instagram.
The MTV Africa Music Awards 2015 will broadcast live across Africa on MTV Base (DStv channel 322), MTV (DStv channel 130) and BET (DStv channel 129) on Saturday July 18, 2015 at 9:00PM. The show will also be transmitted worldwide on partner stations and content platforms including BET International from 18 July. In addition, a special MAMA-themed edition of MTV’s acclaimed World Stage franchise will air globally on MTV channels around the world on August 27, 2015.