Johannesburg - Ten of Africa’s most influential and iconic contemporary musicians have been nominated for the "Evolution" award, to be presented at the MTV Africa Music Awards KwaZulu-Natal (MAMA) 2015.
MAMA 2015, sponsored by KwaZulu-Natal in association with Absolut Vodka and in partnership with The City of Durban, will take place at the Durban International Convention Centre on Saturday 18 July 2015.
Tim Horwood, Channel Director for MTV Base, says: "'The MAMA Evolution' award honours established artists who have made an indelible mark on African and global music culture, taken African music to new territories around the world, pushed the boundaries of creativity, and shaped the soundscape of contemporary Africa."
Nominated in the category are 2Face (Nigeria), Anselmo Ralph (Angola), Asa (Nigeria), Black Coffee (South Africa), Chameleone (Uganda), D’Banj (Nigeria), Fally Ipupa (DRC), HHP (South Africa), P-Square (Nigeria) and Samini (Ghana).
The winner of the Evolution award will be decided jointly by MTV Base and music fans voting online, and via Twitter and Instagram.
To vote for your favourite artist, go to the website or use the hashtag #Evolution on Twitter or Instagram, followed by the artist’s name, example #Evolution2Face, #EvolutionAnselmoRalph, #EvolutionAsa, #EvolutionBlackCoffee, #EvolutionChameleone, #EvolutionDbanj, #EvolutionFallyIpupa, #EvolutionHHP, #EvolutionPSquare or #EvolutionSamini.
Celebrating the evolution of African musicians by recognising contemporary artists and trailblazers across a range of music and lifestyle categories, the MTV Africa Music Awards KwaZulu-Natal 2015 will broadcast live across Africa on MTV Base (DStv channel 322), MTV (DStv channel 130) and BET (DStv channel 129) on Saturday 18 July at 21:00 CAT.
The show will also be transmitted worldwide on partner stations and content platforms including BET International from 18 July. In addition, a special MAMA-themed edition of MTV’s acclaimed World Stage franchise will air globally on MTV channels around the world on 27 August 2015.
Tickets for the 2015 MAMA are on sale at Computicket priced R267 (standing). A percentage of proceeds from the sale of the tickets will be donated by MTV Base to deserving causes in KwaZulu-Natal. DStv, Gagasi FM and Yfm are the official media partners of the MTV Africa Music Awards 2015 KwaZulu-Natal.
For more information on the MTV Africa Music Awards KwaZulu-Natal 2015, please go to www.mtvbase.com or http://mama.mtv.com, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram.
To join the conversation about the awards, use the hashtag #MTVMAMA2015.
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