Africa?s hottest celebrities are heading down to Durban this weekend to strut the red carpet and to participate in the thrill and excitement of the MTV Africa Music Awards KwaZulu-Natal as MTV Base reveals a host of stunning new additions to the performer line-up for the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) 2014 include Fally Ipupa, Michael Lowman, Don Jazzy, DJ Clock, Beatenberg, DJ Kent, Big Nuz, Toofan, D?Banj and Burna Boy.
They join previously announced performers Sauti Sol, Sarkodie, The Arrows, Khuli Chana, Dr Sid,French Montana, Miguel, Trey Songz, Davido, Uhuru, Mafikizolo, Oskido, Professor, Tiwa Savage, Flavour, Diamond, Phyno and Yuri da Cunha.
The 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards is a stunning pan-African celebration of music, youth culture and lifestyle, brought to you by KwaZulu-Natal Province and supported by Absolut and the City of Durban. South Africa Tourism is also a key partner to the awards.
Legendary stand-up comic, film and television sensation Marlon Wayans is to host MAMA 2014, which broadcasts live from the ICC, Durban at 21:00CAT on Saturday 7 June. The show will be amplified on radio by media partners Gagasi FM, Yfm and Capricorn FM.
Nominees from the length and breadth of sub-Saharan Africa are represented in the nominations for this year?s music categories, including 2Face, AKA, Amani, Amr Singh, Anselmo Ralph, Arielle T, Beatenberg, Big Nuz, Burna Boy, Chidinma, Clarence Peters, Danny K, Davido, Diamond, DJ Buckz, DJ Clock, DJ C?ndo, DJ Ganyani, DJ Kent, The Arrows, Donald, Don Jazzy, Dr Malinga, Dr Sid, Efya, Espoir 2000, Fally Ipupa, FB, Ferre Gola, Flavour, Fuse ODG, Gangs of Ballet, Goldfish, Heavy K, Ice Prince, JD, KCEE, Khuli Chana, Kyle Lewis, LCNVL, Lizha James, Mafikizolo, Matthew Mole, May D, Mi Casa, Michael Lowman, Nakhane Toure, Nelson Freitas, Olamide, Oskido, P Square, Professor, The Parlotones, Phyno, Radio and Weasel, R2bees, Sarkodie, Sauti Sol, Shortstraw, Stanley Enow, Tiwa Savage, Toofan, Uhuru, Wizkid, Youssoupha, Yuri Da Cunha and Zakes Bantwini.
In this year?s newly introduced lifestyle award categories, Chimamanda Adichie, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Trevor Noah, Lupita Nyong?o and Yaya Toure are nominated as Personality of the Year. Clarence Peters, Leti Arts, Rasty and Anisa Mpungwe are nominated in Transform Today by Absolut.
With hundreds of thousands of votes already cast, public voting for 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards closed on midnight on 4 June 2014. The winners of the MTV Base Leadership Awardand Best Video are chosen exclusively by MTV Base. Voting for Song of the Year continues up until the show on 7 June.