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Friend of & super talented R&B singer from Las Gidi (Lagos, Nigeria) BankyW, South Africa’s HOTTEST group Teargas, Fally Ipupa, and Daddy Owen have been confirmed to perform LIVE at the upcoming 2010 MTV Africa Music Awards with Zain (MAMA).

The four artists are the first performers to be announced for the 2010 edition of the Awards, which take place on Saturday 11th December 2010 at the Eko EXPO Hall, Lagos, Nigeria.

One word. BANANAS!!!

BankyW & Farai in New York City

Smooth R&B artist Banky W is the first Nigerian artist booked to perform at this year’s show! Go Banky! The “crown prince” of African R&B has gained an army of followers around the world thanks to his heartfelt lyrics, larger-than-life presence and mesmerizing live shows.


While South African kwaito/rap group, Teargas will be representing the best of South African Hip Hop on their MAMA debut. Teargas, winners of the Best Rap Album at the 2010 South African Music Awards said, “We are truly honored and excited to be given the opportunity to perform at one of Africa’s biggest ceremonies and to reach our fans in the rest of Africa, and the world.”


Kenya’s Daddy Owen will make his mark as the first ever Gospel singer to perform at the 2010 MAMA Awards, showcasing the unique Gospel vibe that’s successfully made the cross-over into the mainstream music consciousness. Daddy Owen has already enjoyed an amazing 2010, receiving massive radio airplay for hit tracks Tobina and Kiriro!

Daddy Owen

Congolese star Fally Ipupa makes his second appearance at MAMA, after his exciting collaboration with Mozambique’s Lizha James and Uganda’s Blu3 at the 2009 MAMA in Nairobi, Kenya. A silky-smooth voice, skillful songwriting skills and infectious blend of Soukous, Ndombolo, Pop and R&B have made Fally Ipupa a hit in Africa and on the international music scene.

Fally Ipupa

Known for its awe-inspiring staging, exhilarating music and gripping musical collaborations, the MTV Africa Music Awards with Zain was created in 2008 to recognize and reward Africa’s finest contemporary musicians. The nominations for the 2010 MTV Africa Music Awards with Zain will be revealed in November 2010. So in the meantime & between time…

…here’s why BankyW will rock lovely at the 2010 MTV African Music Awards with Zain in Lagos, Nigeria!


…And Now You Know!


Holla back & let us know how EXCITED you are about the 2010 MTV Africa Music Awards….

Muah & ♥ ya for it

farai – who has written posts on Farai Today.

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