MTV and Airtel today revealed that contemporary rap icon T-Pain is to visit Nigeria to perform at the 2010 MTV Africa Music Awards with Airtel (MAMA). South African house trio Big Nuz and four-time MAMA winner D’Banj (Nigeria) will also perform at the show, which takes place at the Eko Expo Hall, Lagos on 11 December 2010.
The MTV Africa Music Awards with Airtel will be hosted by US hip-hop
artist and actress Eve while guest presenters will include Dama Do
Bling (Mozambique), Liquideep (South Africa), Nneka (Nigeria/USA),
Nigerian striker Daniel Amokachi, supermodel Oluchi and film star
The news was announced today at a press conference at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Lagos, Nigeria by Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, MTV Networks Africa, in the presence of Mr Opeyemi Bamidele, The Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Obinna Aniche, Group Marketing Manager, Airtel Africa and Joseph Hundah, Managing Director, Multichoice Nigeria.
MTV Networks Africa also revealed that it has introduced an additional
award category, Best Performance, for the 2010 edition of the show.
The winners of Best Performance will be chosen by MTV. The awards now
comprises a total of 13 separate award categories including Best
Video, Brand:New, Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, Best
Anglophone, Best Lusophone, Best Francophone, Best Group, Best Female,
Best Male, Best International, Best Performance and MAMA Legend.
T-Pain, Big Nuz and D’Banj join previously announced performers Rick
Ross (USA), Teargas (South Africa), Banky W (Nigeria), Daddy Owen
(Kenya), Fally Ipupa (DRC), 2FACE (Nigeria), DJ Arafat (Ivory Coast),
Cabo Snoop (Angola), Jozi (South Africa), Wande Coal (Nigeria), P-Unit
(Kenya), Sasha (Nigeria), Barbara Kanam (DRC), Sarkodie (Ghana), Radio
& Weasel (Uganda), Paul G (Angola), The Parlotones (South Africa),
J.Martins (Nigeria) and Diamond (Tanzania) at the third annual MAMA