KwaZulu-Natal Province is rolling out the red carpet for an influx of stars as MTV Base (DStv channel 322) announces the final performers for MAMA 2015.
MAMA 2015, sponsored by KwaZulu-Natal in association with Absolut Vodka and in partnership with The City of Durban, takes place on Saturday 18 July at the Durban International Convention Centre, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. For the first time ever, the live telecast will air simultaneously on MTV Base (DStv channel 322), MTV (DStv channel 130) and BET (DStv channel 129).
Nigerian superstars and MAMA “Evolution” Award nominees P-Square will be making a rare appearance in South Africa to perform at the show, while Flavour makes a welcome return to the region after his blistering live performance at the MTV Africa All Stars gig back in 2013. Seyi Shay, hotly tipped for Best Female, is making her first appearance in Durban after making a huge impact at the MAMA nominations event in Joburg in May and the recent Road to MAMA club event in Lagos, Nigeria.
P-Square, Flavour and Seyi Shay join a stellar performer line-up that includes 2Face, AKA, Big Nuz, Black Motion, Bucie, Cassper Nyovest, Da LES, Davido, Diamond Platnumz, DJ Fisherman, DJ Tira, Jhené Aiko, NaakMusiQ, NE-YO, Toofan, Wizkid, Yemi Alade and Young Thug. “Blackish” star Anthony Anderson is confirmed as host.
Among the many nominees from around the continent expected to attend the show are Anselmo Ralph, DJ Arafat, Chameleone, Dreamteam, HHP, Riky Rick, Samini, OC Ukeje, Bebe Cool, Mpumi, Jovi, Uhuru and Vanessa Mdee.
Other celebrities expected to sashay down the red carpet include comedian Trevor Gumbi, Nigerian OAP Toolz, MTV Shuga star and Mr Nigeria Emmanuel Ikbese, BET “Top Actor” winner Altovise Lawrence, Miss South Africa Liesl Laurie, “Personality of the Year” nominee Bonang Matheba, “Evolution” Award nominee HHP, Boity, Khuli Chana, Joselyn Dumas, Jessica Nkosi, actress Zikhona Sodlaka, and MTV Base VJs Sizwe, Nomuzi, Ehiz and Sandile.
Also involved in the build-up to the awards are Junior B and Touch of Soul, who will both be performing at the VIP cocktail on site at the ICC on awards night, while Uhuru, K.O., DJ Feel, Benny Maverick, Jnr De Rocka and King Sfiso will bring it at the official pre-party at Under the Moon in Inanda on Friday night.
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.