MTV Africa Music Awards Returns After Three-Year Hiatus
Posted by on Mar 22, 2014

 

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After a three-year break, the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) are back!

The show, which celebrates musicians and public figures who have made an impact on African youth culture, will take place this summer in Durban. The show will also be boradcasted live for the very first time, with nominations to be announced on April 16, 2014.

The show will feature performances from African and international artists.

“After the major success of the MTV Africa All Stars event in Durban last year, we are delighted to welcome MTV Base and the Mama awards to KwaZulu-Natal this June. KwaZulu-Natal including Durban is the premier home for major events in South Africa.

“Our success and reputation in staging these ground-breaking events has ensured that the contribution to economic growth and tourism stimulation continues to be ever on the rise,” said head of department of economic development and tourism for KwaZulu-Natal Desmond Golding. Artists will be recognized in 13 different award categories including best male, best female and best new act.

The first-ever MTV Africa Music Awards took place back in 2008 .

The awards are open to artists whose videos have been played on MTV Base or MTV  during the qualifying period of March 20, 2013 to March 19, 2014.

The 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards be held on June 7 at the Durban International Convention Centre on June 7.

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