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Nigerian Artistes Dominate MTV Africa Music Awards 2014 Nomination List + Davido Tops Nominees List

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The MAMA Awards has returned this year and has announced the nominees for this year’s MTV Africa Music Awards.

The announcement was made yesterday, Wednesday, 16 April 2014 at a big nominations party at The Sands in Johannesburg, South Africa.

As expected, this year’s nominations showcases a majority of Nigerian celebrities. Out of the fifteen different categories, Nigeria has been nominated in eleven categories and includes some of the biggest names in the Nigerian entertainment industry such as — Omotola Jalade, Chimamanda Adichie, 2Face, PSquare, Wizkid, Burna Boy, Olamide, Flavour among many others.

The different categories, which include Best Male, Best Female, Song of the Year and Artist of the Year has also broadened the scope of the MAMA awards franchise as achievements in non-music fields will also be recognized.

They include “Personality of the Year” and “Transform Today by Absolut”, an award designed to recognize and support young, emerging and original African creative talents who use their imagination to fuel social transformation and bring positive attention to the continent.

Davido has the most nominations this year with four nods for Song of the Year, Best male, Artist of the Year and Best Collaboration. Following closely behind with 3 nominations is dynamic duo, P Square with Best Group, Artist of the Year and Song of the Year while Wizkid receives two nods for Best Male and Best Collaboration.

Other Nigerian nominees include 2Face, Burna Boy, Chidinma, Don Jazzy, Dr Sid, Flavour, Ice Prince, KCEE, May D, Olamide, Phyno and Tiwa Savage.

Commented Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks Africa, “We congratulate all the nominees for the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards. This year, the MAMA offers a stunning platform for African artists, it also celebrates the young personalities, leaders and creatives who are making a positive impact on the continent.”

Check out the Nigerian Nomination Table:

NIGERIAN NOMINEES

Best Male
Davido
Wizkid

Best Female
Chidinma
Tiwa Savage

Best Group
P Square

Best New Act
Burna Boy
Phyno

Best Live Act
2face
Flavour

Best Collaboration
Diamond feat Davido – ‘Number One’ (Remix) (Tanzania/Nigeria)
Mafikizolo feat May D – ‘Happiness’ (South Africa/Nigeria)

R2bees feat Wizkid – ‘Slow Down’ (Ghana/Nigeria)

Artist of the Year
Davido
P Square

Song of the Year
Davido- ‘Skelewu’
Dr Sid feat Don Jazzy – ‘Surulere’
KCee – ‘Limpopo’
P Square – ‘Personally’

Best Hip Hop
Ice Prince
Olamide

Personality of the Year
Chimamanda Adichie
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde

Transform Today by Absolut
Clarence Peters

THE MAMA NOMINATIONS IN FULL:

MUSIC CATEGORIES

Best Male:
Anselmo Ralph (Angola)
Davido (Nigeria)
Diamond (Tanzania)
Donald (South Africa)
Wizkid (Nigeria)

Best Female:
Arielle T (Gabon)
Chidinma (Nigeria)
DJ C’ndo (South Africa)
Efya (Ghana)
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)

Best Group:
Big Nuz (South Africa)
Mafikizolo (South Africa)
Mi Casa (South Africa)
P Square (Nigeria)
Sauti Sol (Kenya)

Best New Act:
Burna Boy (Nigeria)
Heavy K (South Africa)
Phyno (Nigeria)
Stanley Enow (Cameroon)
Uhuru (South Africa)

Best Live Act:
2face (Nigeria)
Fally Ipupa (DRC)
Flavour (Nigeria)
Dr Malinga (South Africa)
Zakes Bantwini (South Africa)

Best Collaboration:
Amani ft. Radio and Weasel – ‘Kiboko Changu’ (Kenya/Uganda)
Diamond feat Davido – ‘Number One’ (Remix) (Tanzania/Nigeria)
Mafikizolo feat May D – ‘Happiness’ (South Africa/Nigeria)
R2bees feat Wizkid – ‘Slow Down’ (Ghana/Nigeria)
Uhuru feat DJ Buckz, Oskido, Professor, Yuri Da Cunha – ‘Y-tjukutja’ (South Africa/Angola)

Artist of the Year:
Davido (Nigeria)
Mafikizolo (South Africa)
Mi Casa (South Africa)
P Square (Nigeria)
Uhuru (South Africa)

Song of the Year:
Davido- ‘Skelewu’ (Nigeria)
DJ Clock feat Beatenberg – ‘Pluto’ (Remember Me) (South Africa)
DJ Ganyani feat FB – ‘Xigubu’ (South Africa)
DJ Kent feat The Arrows –‘Spin My World Around’ (South Africa)
Dr Sid feat Don Jazzy – ‘Surulere’ (Nigeria)
KCee – ‘Limpopo’ (Nigeria)
Mafikizolo feat Uhuru ‘Khona’ (South Africa)
Mi Casa- ‘Jika’ (South Africa)
P Square – ‘Personally’ (Nigeria)
Yuri Da Cunha -‘Atchu Tchu Tcha’ (Angola)

Best Hip Hop:
AKA (South Africa)
Ice Prince (Nigeria)
Khuli Chana (South Africa)
Olamide (Nigeria)
Sarkodie (Ghana)

Best Pop:
Danny K (South Africa)
Fuse ODG (Ghana)
Goldfish (South Africa)
LCNVL (South Africa)
Mathew Mole (South Africa)

Best Alternative:
Gangs of Ballet (South Africa)
Michael Loman (South Africa)
Nakhane Toure (South Africa)
Parlotones (South Africa)
Shortstraw (South Africa)

Best Francophone:
Arielle T (Gabon)
Espoir 2000 (Ivory Coast)
Ferre Gola (DRC)
Toofan (Togo)
Youssoupha (Congo)

Best Lusophone:
Anselmo Ralph (Angola)
JD (Angola)
Lizha James (Mozambique)
Nelson Freitas (Cape Verde)
Yuri Da Cunha (Angola)

NON MUSIC CATEGORIES

Personality of the Year:
Chimamanda Adiche (Nigeria)
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde (Nigeria)
Trevor Noah (South Africa)
Lupita Nyong’o (Kenya)
Yaya Toure (Cote d’Ivoire)

Transform Today by Absolut
Anisa Mpungwe (Tanzania)
Clarence Peters (Nigeria)
Leti Arts (Ghana)
Rasty (South Africa)

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Nigerian music executive turned blogger, Ubi Franklin has advised people to live for themselves and spend less time trying to please others.

Taking to his Instagram page on Saturday, the blogger recounted how he used to think other people’s marriages were perfect while his own was falling apart.

In his words;

“I remember when I was having issues in my marriage, I will admire how perfect others were from the outside and get very pissed that mine was falling apart while others were tagged relationship or marriage goals.
After 4 years of separation, I have watched my marriages I admired go bad and dirty.
Like they say, no man is Rich or poor, we are only a result of our current decision.”

Franklin then captioned his post with the words;

“Live for yourself and no one else.
Everything na scam, do you and make yours work in your own way”

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Nigerian musician, Peter Okoye, also known as Mr P, has celebrated his 10 million followers on Instagram. The former P-Square member took to Twitter to appreciate his fans.

He also stated that he is on the route to a new journey, revealing that he is about to start a giveaway on the 1st of December.

In his words:

“Team P! Thank you so so much for the love and support! I really appreciate your patience and understanding! Yes I know it’s been over a year plus of No new music or songs from me! And trust me that’s exactly part of the game plan!

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I am not regular! …. I am different! This is a new journey for me so welcome to my world! Just wait for it! Fingers crossed Thank you once again Team P By the way! Give away starts on the 1st December”

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Tiwa Savage’s ‘Celia’ Makes Time’s 10 Best Albums Of 2020

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Nigerian musician, Tiwa Savage, has been recognized by Time. This is evident in her album, ‘Celia’, making the list of their top 10 best albums of 2020.

According to their review of the album, Savage’s album is “characterized by an infectious buoyancy (as she) shows off an alluring chemistry with an array of artists, from Sam Smith to Davido to Naira Marley.”

Taking to Twitter, the Afro-pop star appreciates the heavyweight global media organization for recognizing her hard work and efforts in creating the album.

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Part of her write-up reads:

“I doubted many things but one thing I knew for sure was what a beautiful body of work myself and everyone involved created. We created MAGIC. Luke 4 16-30 ‘Only in his hometown and in his own house is a prophet without honour'”

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