Lagos, 30 June 2015: 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.
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).
Commented Tim Horwood, Channel Director, MTV Base, “The MAMA “Evolution” award honours established artistes 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.”
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 artiste, go to at http://mama.mtv.com or use the hashtag #Evolution on Twitter or Instagram, followed by the artiste’s name, i.e #Evolution2Face, #EvolutionAnselmoRalph, #EvolutionAsa, #EvolutionBlackCoffee, #EvolutionChameleone, #EvolutionDbanj,#EvolutionFallyIpupa, #EvolutionHHP, #EvolutionPSquare or #EvolutionSamini.
Celebrating the evolution of African musicians by recognising contemporary artistes and trailblazers across a range of music and lifestyle categories, the MTV Africa Music Awards 2015 will broadcast live across Africa on MTV Base (DStv channel 322), MTV (DStv channel 130) and BET (DStv channel 129) on Saturday July 18, 2015 at 9:00PM.
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 August 27, 2015.