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Sarkodie and others Join MAMAs list of performers

Sarkodie, the only Ghanaian artist nominated in the upcoming December 11 MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs) with Airtel, has been announced as one of the performers for the event in Lagos, Nigeria. Joining the previously announced stellar line-up of performers will be Sasha (Nigeria), Barbara Kanam (DRC), Radio & Weasel (Uganda), Paul G (Angola), The […]

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Sarkodie, the only Ghanaian artist nominated in the upcoming December 11 MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs) with Airtel, has been announced as one of the performers for the event in Lagos, Nigeria. Joining the previously announced stellar line-up of performers will be Sasha (Nigeria), Barbara Kanam (DRC), Radio & Weasel (Uganda), Paul G (Angola), The Parlotones (South Africa), J.Martins (Nigeria) and Diamond (Tanzania).

Nigerian hip hop queen Sasha and Congolese singer-songwriter Barbara Kanam (DRC) are both hot contenders in this year’s “Best Female” award category, while Sarkodie representing Ghana in the “Best Anglophone” category – is hoping to emulate fellow countryman Samini’s 2009 win for “Best Live” performance.  To vote for Sarkodie, text BA Sarkodie to Airtel short code 6262.

Ugandan dancehall chart-toppers Radio & Weasel are challenging P-Square (Nigeria), P-Unit (Kenya) and Teargas (South Africa) for the “Best Group” crown.  Angolan rapper Paul G is competing in the “Best Anglophone” category while South African indie rock heroes The Parlotones and Nigeria’s composer-producer-performer J.Martins are both doing battle for “Best Video”. Diamond, the celebrated R’n’B artist from Tanzania is pitched against Muthoni (Kenya), JoJo (Gabon) and Mo Cheddah (Nigeria) for the MAMA “Brand:New” award.

Among the many guest presenters gracing the podium at the Eko Expo Hall on 11 December will be Nigerian comedian Julius Agwu and South African ‘It Girl’ and socialite Khani Mbau. Previously announced performers include Rick Ross (USA), P-Unit (Kenya), Jozi (South Africa), Wande Coal (Nigeria), DJ Arafat (Ivory Coast), 2FACE (Nigeria), Daddy Owen (Kenya), Banky W (Nigeria), Fally Ipupa (DRC), Teargas (South Africa) and Cabo Snoop (Angola).

The MTV Africa Music Awards 2010 is sponsored by Airtel in association with MasterCard. Other partners supporting the MTV Africa Music Awards with Airtel include Arik Air and the Lagos State Government.

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Grammys will lose its value if brought to Africa – King Paluta

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Reigning Telecel Ghana Music Awards (TGMA) New Artiste of the Year, King Paluta believes that bringing the Grammys to Africa would diminish the value of the prestigious award scheme. (more…)

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Hollywood made me realise i was a commodity – Genevieve Nnaji

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At the 2024 AfriCaribbean Trade and Investment Forum/Afreximbank Annual Meeting, Nigerian actress Genevieve Nnaji shared insights from her Hollywood experience following the success of her 2018 film “LionHeart,” acquired by Netflix. (more…)

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Supreme Court dismisses suit against FDA ban on celebrity alcoholic advert

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The Supreme Court has dismissed a suit seeking to declare as unconstitutional the Food and Drugs Authority’s (FDA) guidelines that prohibit celebrities from advertising for alcoholic beverages. (more…)

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I won’t abandon Efia Odo; she’s been a supportive friend – King Promise

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Afrobeats musician, King Promise, known in private life as Gregory Bortey Newman has addressed critics questioning his relationship with popular media personality Efia Odo. (more…)

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Ghanaians will soon fight South Africans over ownership of ‘Amapiano’ – Appietus

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Multiple award-winning Ghanaian music producer and sound engineer, Appiah Dankwah, professionally known as Appietus has asserted that Ghanaians are on the verge of engaging in a dispute with South Africans regarding the ownership of ‘Amapiano’. (more…)

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I’m still considering another GWR attempt – Afua Asantewaa

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Afua Asantewaa Aduonum, the Ghanaian media personality and entrepreneur who tried to break the Guinness World Record for the longest individual singing session in December 2023 has expressed her determination to make another attempt at the record. (more…)

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