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Lagos Get Ready – Rick Ross is coming to town! MTV Africa Music Awards adds Rick Ross, Jozi, P-Unit & Wande Coal to the 2010 MAMAs performers list



The “Teflon Don”, American rapper – Rick Ross is an exciting new addition to the MTV Africa Music Awards bill. The rapper along with Kenya’s P-Unit, South Africa’s Jozi and Nigeria’s Wande Coal will join previously announced performers DJ Arafat (Ivory Coast), 2Face (Nigeria), Daddy Owen (Kenya), Banky W (Nigeria), Fally Ipupa (DRC), Teargas (South Africa) and Cabo Snoop (Angola) on stage at the event.

This is Rick Ross’ first ever visit to Africa and we hear the rapper is very excited about the opportunity to perform here. Rick Ross is not just a performer but also a nominee as well. He is nominated in the Best International Category. Following the trend set by international nominees who performed at the MAMAs in prior years, it is safe to assume that Rick will be walking away with the award.

Rick Ross has been described by the New York Times as “one of rap’s most potent and creative forces”. The tattoo-loving, six-foot, larger-than-life rap figure first came to attention with “Hustlin”, his 2006 debut single. Influenced by artists like Luther Campbell and Notorious B.I.G, Ross, a.k.a. William Roberts, aimed to put Miami back in rap’s national spotlight and went on to do just that with his 2006 album “Port of Miami”, which went to number one on the Billboard album chart. Similar acclaim followed for “Trilla” (2007) and “Deeper Than Rap” (2009), while his 2010 album release “Teflon Don”, which debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200, has garnered critical acclaim for its emotional depth, cinematic production, sleek, synth-heavy beats, and rich soundscapes. Ross is nominated in the Best International category at the MAMA awards.


Making their first appearance at the MAMAs, Best Group contenders P-Unit are going head to head against Uganda’s Radio & Weasle, South Africa’s Teargas and multiple MAMA winners and Nigerian music phenomenon, P-Square. As well as performing at the 2010 show, former MAMA winners Jozi are also nominated in the Artist of the Year category, where they are pitched against 2FACE, P-Square and Fally Ipupa. Wande Coal faces a tough race in the Best Anglophone category, where Ghana’s Sarkodie, Kenya’s Daddy Owen and South Africa’s Biz Nuz are also in the running.

The MTV Africa Music Awards with Airtel takes place at the Eko Hotel & Suites in Lagos on Saturday 11 December 2010 and will broadcast on MTV base (DStv Channel 322), MTV platforms around the world and partner TV stations from 18 December 2010.

MTV Africa Music Awards 2010 Performers - Wande Coal and Jozi

The MTV Africa Music Awards 2010 is sponsored by Airtel in association with MasterCard. Arik Air is the official airline partner of the MTV Africa Music Awards with Airtel.
Photo Credit: Shareif Ziyadat/FilmMagic


  1. Ginika

    November 23, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    Ay, Wande Coal…

    • Chipii Banda

      November 24, 2010 at 8:07 pm

      d guy no just clean at all at all! sai!

  2. en

    November 23, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    pls where is d awards taking place?

    • mariaah

      November 23, 2010 at 1:38 pm

      The title says it all…”Lagos Get Ready – Rick Ross is coming to town! ” also paragraph 2, line 3…and I got this from another article linked to this one: The winners for the 2010 MTV Africa Music Awards with Zain will be revealed on Saturday 11 December 2010 at the Eko Expo Centre, Lagos, Nigeria.

    • fokasibe

      November 23, 2010 at 2:15 pm


  3. Teefah

    November 23, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    It’s teh Teflon Don! Love him…seeing as he is performing does this mean he’s going home with the award for Best International Act?

  4. missK!

    November 23, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    & where can we get tickets?!

  5. LiraM

    November 23, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    they will be takin place here: Eko Expo Hall, Lagos on Saturday 11 December 2010.

  6. Ewa

    November 23, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    can’t stand rick ross

  7. Martina

    November 23, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Yeah for Rick Ross coming!!!! But why are there NO FEMALE performers… how bias is that… it is WRONG!!!!! MTV need to alter that as of immediate effect. And very few females were nominated this year. What is happenign to MTV Base are they trying to say its only the men with talent. I don’t think so.

    Very upset!!!!

  8. Anya

    November 23, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    rick ross! he’s tha boss! BOSS!!

  9. SSSAD

    November 23, 2010 at 9:51 pm


  10. CE0

    November 23, 2010 at 9:51 pm


  11. Ready

    November 24, 2010 at 1:56 am

    FAIL. So not excited about that….what the hell was the rationale behind choosing Rick Ross of all the rappers out here? How much are they wasting to fly him out? Anyway, it’s MTV’s money not mine but o ga gan o.


    November 24, 2010 at 2:29 am

    this dude will melt in Naija heat. lol

  13. williams blessing

    November 24, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    wande coal am one of ur fans and i luv ur lyrics

  14. Khris

    November 27, 2010 at 8:47 am

    Can’t wait 2 see him ,ricky da boss


    November 28, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    I am very happy for Fally Ipupa,I think he’s one of the very best Africa got to offer.That been said where is K’naan,and The Blk Jks

  16. ABBEY

    November 29, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    i need a ticket to the show

  17. cyindy

    November 29, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    9ja why will u guy alway bring musicians from u.s.a, why u guys have big musicians like psquare,banky w. the worst part when the come to 9ja the will treat them as if the are so special. have americans ever invited any 9ja singer to there award. abeg make una start dey think

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