Just recently they added what is termed the “Evolution” award and only two South Africans feature.
It comprises of ten of Africa’s top contemporary musicians such as 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 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, read the press statement.
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: http://mama.mtv.com or use the hashtag #Evolution on Twitter or Instagram, followed by the artist’s name.
The awards take place on July 18 at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Convention Center and will be live across Dstv channels.
Tickets are on sale at Computicket priaced R267 (standing).
A percentage of proceeds from the sale of the tickets will be donated by MTV Base to deserving causes in KwaZulu-Natal.
It is estimated the annual racehorse contributes millions into the coffers of the Province’s GDP and with the MAMA’s now taking shape- the Treasury would be smiling all the way to the nearest bank…