As the countdown continues to the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA), a line-up of MAMA nominees and DJs are set to headline Nigeria’s Road To MAMA party, the pan-African club tour, in Lagos on May 30.
MAMA nominees, Davido, Ice Prince, KCee, Burna Boy and Chidinma, will thrill party lovers at the Lagos edition of the party alongside DJ Caise, DJ Obi, DJ Humility and DJ Spinall at the Marquee, Federal Palace Hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos.
South African group, Mafikizolo, will also be in Lagos for the R2M concert which will feature contemporary artists and music making waves across the continent, crisscrossing the continent in the build up to the MAMA awards.
Tied for first place in the nominations are Davido, Mafikizolo and Uhuru, who each scored four nominations, going directly head-to-head for “Song of the Year”, “Artist of the Year” and “Best Collaboration”.
Following closely behind with three nominations each are P-Square (Best Group, Artist of the Year, Song of the Year), South Africa’s Mi Casa (Best Group, Artist of the Year, Song of the Year) and Angolan artist, Yuri Da Cunha (Song of the Year, Best Lusophone and Best Collaboration).
Broadening the scope of the MAMA awards in 2014, achievement in non-music fields is recognised in three “lifestyle” categories including “Personality of the Year”, “Transform Today by Absolut”, and the “MTV Base Leadership Award”. The “MTV Base Leadership Award” is awarded to young African man or woman under the age of 40 who is inspiring other young Africans by their leadership and extraordinary achievement in a prominent field.
“Personality of the Year” recognises personalities and achievers active outside of the music space who are excelling in their chosen fields and who are representing Africa in a positive light, both at home and abroad, in disciplines such as comedy, fashion literature and sport. “Transform Today by Absolut”, which forms part of ABSOLUT’s Transform Today campaign, is aimed at celebrating the power of young individuals who transform the image of Africa through their creativity and vision.