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MTV Base has announced
multiple MAMA nominees, Davido
and Mafikizolo as the first
performers at the MTV Africa Music
Awards KwaZulu-Natal supported by Absolut & The City of Durban (MAMA).

Nigerian sensation Davido
and electrifying South African Afro-pop duo Mafikizolo are both tied
with Uhuru
as the most nominated artistes in this year’s MAMA, notching up 4
nominations each, and going directly head-to-head in Song of the Year, Artiste
of the Year
and Best Collaboration. Additionally, Davido
is nominated for Best Male, while Mafikozolo leads the contenders in Best

The 2014 awards are set to feature stunning performances from African
and international artistes, including the awards’ signature collaborations
between artistes of different genres and cultures – a high point of every show.
Nominees from the length and breadth of sub-Saharan Africa are represented in
the nominations for this year’s music categories, including
2Face, Burna Boy, Chidinma, Clarence Peters, Danny K, Davido, Diamond, Don
Jazzy, Dr Sid, Efya, Fally Ipupa, Flavour, Fuse ODG, Ice Prince, KCEE, Mafikizolo,
Olamide, P Square, Professor, Phyno, R2bees, Sarkodie, Tiwa Savage, Uhuru,
Wizkid, Zakes Bantwini among many other local and international acts. 

In this year’s newly introduced
lifestyle award categories,
Chimamanda Adiche, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Trevor Noah, Lupita
Nyong’o and Yaya Toure are nominated for Personality of the Year.  Clarence Peters, Leti Arts, Rasty and Anisa
Mpungwe are nominated in Transform Today by Absolut.  The nominees for the MTV Base Leadership
award and Best International are still to be revealed.

hundreds of thousands of votes already cast, public voting for
2014 MTV Africa Music
online at until midnight on 4 June 2014. The winners of the MTV
Base Leadership Award and Best Video are chosen exclusively by MTV Base.

Celebrating musicians and achievers who have made the
most impact on African youth culture throughout the year, MAMA 2014
takes place at the ICC, Durban, South Africa on
Saturday 7 June.  For the first time
ever, the awards is premiering LIVE across
Africa on MTV Base (DStv
Channel 322) and MTV (DStv
Channel 130) at 21:00 CAT.

For more
information on the MTV Africa Music Awards KwaZulu-Natal supported by Absolut & The
City of Durban
, please go, like us on Facebook at, or follow us on Twitter @MTVBaseAfrica.
To join the conversation about the awards please use the hashtag

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