CELEBRATING THE PROUD WINNERS AT MTV AFRICA MUSIC AWARDS

Lagos was electrified on December 11, 2010 as the anticipated third edition of the MTV Africa Music Awards with Airtel (MAMA) rolled out in full force at the Eko Expo Hall in Victoria Island. The organisers of this year&#39s event met all expectations with the promised performances of American hip-hop rap artists of Eve, Rick Ross, T-Pain, and Public Enemy.

On-hand with electrifying performances was their African counter parts including Nigeria&#39s 2Face, Banky W, J. Martins, Mo Cheddah, Sasha and Wande Coal.  DRC&#39s Fally Ipupa and Barbara Kanam, South Africa&#39s Liquideep, Big Nuz, Teargas, Jozi and The Parlotones, Angola&#39s Paul G and Cabo Snoop. Kenya&#39s Daddy Owen  and P-Unit, Tanzania&#39s Diamond, Mozambique&#39s Lizha James, Uganda&#39s Radio & Weasel and Ghana&#39s Sarkodie. US rapper Rick Ross set the tone for the night when he opened the night with some of his famous hits that got guests rapping and dancing along to . The highlight of the night&#39s was an electrifying collaboration of T-Pain Rick Ross, Da LES and 2Face. The success of the Awards can be attributed to the collaboration among talented African artists coming together and celebrating African. According to the Senior Vice President & Managing Director, MTV Networks Africa Alex Okosi, “tonight&#39s Awards was a joyful and uplifting celebration of African youth culture and music. It brought together the best talent from across Africa to showcase the incredible music that Africa has to offer to the world.” Also, Andre Beyers, Chief Marketing Officer, Airtel Africa, added by saying “the diversity and talent of the performances this evening was a reflection of the vast and rich talent pool that Africa has to offer.” Among the winners of the night was South Africa&#39s Miriam Makeba, she was recognised and awarded the MAMA Legend Award.

THE PERFORMANCES

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THE RED CARPET

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AND THE WINNERS OF MAMA 2010 ARE…
Best Anglophone- Daddy Owen (Kenya)
Best Francophone- Fally Ipupa (DRC)
Best Lusophone- Cabo Snoop (Angola)
Artist of the Year- 2Face (Nigeria)
Best Female – Sasha (Nigeria)
Best Male- 2Face (Nigeria)
Best Video- Fally Ipupa (DRC)
Best Group–P-Square (Nigeria)
Brand New Act- Mo Cheddah (Nigeria)
Best Performance- Big Nuz (South Africa)
Song of the Year- Liquideep (South Africa)
MAMA Legend– Miriam Makeba (South Africa)
Best International– Eminem (USA)


PICTURE CREDITS
Michelly Rall
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