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The 2010 edition of the MAMAs which will be held on the 11th of December in Lagos, Nigeria promise to lift the bar higher in terms of showcasing and honouring Africa’s finest musician. (International artists are also given recognition, so don’t “front”  lol).

The nominees for the 2010 MTV Africa Music Awards with Zain are:

Best Video

  • Fally Ipupa – Sexy dance (DRC)
  • P-Square f/t J. Martins- E No Easy (Nigeria)
  • The Parlotones – Life Design (South Africa)
  • Banky W – Strong Ting (Nigeria)


The Parlotones

Mo Cheddah (Nigeria)
Diamond (Tanzania)
Muthoni (Kenya)
JoJo (Gabon)

Artist of The Year
2 Face (Nigeria)
P-Square (Nigeria)
Jozi (South Africa)
Fally Ipupa (DRC)


Song Of The Year
D’Banj – Fall In Love (Nigeria)
Liquideep – Fairytale (South Africa)
JR – Show Dem (South Africa)
Banky W – Lagos Party (Nigeria)

Best Anglophone
Sarkodie (Ghana)
Wande Coal (Nigeria)
Daddy Owen (Kenya)
Big Nuz (South Africa) 

Best Francophone
Fally Ipupa (DRC)
Awadi (Senegal)
DJ Arafat (Ivory Coast)
Ba Ponga (Gabon) 

Best Lusophone
Lizha James (Mozambique)
Paul G (Angola)
Cabo Snoop (Angola)
Dama Do Bling (Mozambique) 


Cabo Snoop

Best Group
P-Square (Nigeria)
Radio & Weasle (Uganda)
Teargas (South Africa)
P-Unit (Kenya)

Best Female
Sasha (Nigeria)
Lizha James (Mozambique)
Nneka (Nigeria)
Barbara Kanam (DRC)

Best Male
2 Face (Nigeria)
Fally Ipupa (DRC)
Black Coffee (South Africa)
Wande Coal (Nigeria)


Best International

  • Rihanna (USA)
  • Drake (USA)
  • Eminem (USA)
  • Rick Ross (USA)


I’ll reserve my comments on who I think should be on the list of nominees who is not there and who I think will walk away with an award/s on the night.


From your girl Allegro Dinkwanyane-“I’m just saying”, so have your say…


Who is your favourite MAMA nominee?

I’m a passionate writer, who enjoys writing and informing people as well as learning new things. I love sports, the arts and music. I am a sports presenter of UJfm 95.4 as well as other things. Simply put, I am a dynamic young lady who wants to bring about chnage and have an impact in both the media industry and in people’s lives.

Allegro – who has written posts on Farai Today.

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