D’Banj and Big Nuz are the latest urban megastars set to electrify music fans at MTV Africa All Stars KwaZulu-Natal with Snoop Lion. The first ever MTV Africa All Stars concert, staged by MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) and KwaZulu-Natal Province, takes place at the Moses Mabhida Stadium (@MMStadium), People’s Park in Durban on 18th May 2013.
Charismatic Nigerian singer-songwriter, D’Banj has risen to stardom thanks to his innovative fusion of AfroBeat, AfroPop and AfroFusion sounds, delivered in a combination of Yoruba, English and Pidgin English.
The self-styled “koko master” and multi-platinum selling recording artist achieved global attention thanks to his 2012 smash-hit “Oliver Twist”, which sold more than 11 million copies worldwide and debuted at number 9 on the UK National charts just behind the likes of Rihanna and Tulisa. Inspired and influenced by the late AfroBeat maestro Fela Anikulapo Kuti, D’Banj has won a host of awards including Best African Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2007, Artist of the Year at the MTV Africa Music Awards 2009, the BET Awards of 2011 for Best International Act and Best African Act at the 2012 MOBO Awards.
Fresh from their appearance at the MTV Africa All Stars tour in Nairobi, Kenya are the undisputed kings of kwaito, Big Nuz, the insanely talented trio that comprises Jojo (aka Mampintsha), Mzi (aka Danger) and Sbu (aka R Mashesha). Since forming in 2002, these award-winning Durban homeboys have confidently transformed the South African dance music landscape, growing under the guidance of their mentor, DJ Tira, and gracing innumerable clubs and stages at home and abroad with banging dancefloor favourites such as “Umlilo”, “Ntombenhle”, “Serious” and “Newlands West”.
D’Banj and Big Nuz join Snoop Lion (@SnoopLion), Fally Ipupa (@fallyipupa), Professor (@professorkalawa), 2Face (@2faceidibia), Flavour (@2niteFlavour) and Zakes Bantwini (@ZakesBantwiniSA) on the bill for the concert. Additional exciting artists will be announced shortly.
For an awesome preview of what to expect at MTV Africa All Stars, check out the highlights of the MTV Africa All Stars club tour, airing on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) from 10 May. Featuring high octane performances from Africa’s biggest live performers, the series takes music fans on an urban music odyssey from Durban (10th May @ 16.00 CAT) to Nairobi (17 May @ 16.00 CAT), before winding up in Lagos (24th May @ 16.00 CAT).
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