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Road to MAMAs – Gearing Up for the 1st MTV Africa Music Awards

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Its only a few days until the 1st ever MTV Africa Music Awards aka the MAMAs.
As we gear up to the event, a slew of pre-event concerts are being held all around Africa.
Here are the photos from the Lagos event. It featured performance from Naeto C, The Game, 9ice, D’Banj, Don Jazzy & Wande Coal.

Naeto C

Naeto C

Sasha

Sasha

9ice

9ice

D'Banj

D'banj

Don Jazzy & Wande Coal

Don Jazzy & Wande Coal

The Game

The Game

The Nominees
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

Its going to be a HOT show. I hear there are some unexpected and amazing performances planned.

The winners of the MTV Africa Music Awards with Zain will be unveiled at The Velodrome, Abuja, on Saturday, 22 November 2008. If you want your favourite to win, you have to vote, so go to mama.mtvbase.com.

Photo Credit: Bizzle

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