A picture of Rihanna at the BET Awards.

Rihanna, Beyonce, Big Sean, Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj nominated for Best International Act at MAMA 2015.

MTV Base (DStv channel 322) has revealed that Beyoncé, Big Sean, Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj and Rihanna have been nominated for Best International Act at the MTV Africa Music Awards KwaZulu-Natal 2015

The urban giants will go head to head at MAMA 2015, which is sponsored by KwaZulu-Natal in association with Absolut Vodka and in partnership with The City of Durban. The winner, chosen by music fans voting online at http://mama.mtv.com, will be revealed at the live awards ceremony on Saturday, 18 July at the Durban International Convention Centre, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

First introduced in 2010, the Best International Act award has been previously won by Pharrell Williams (2014) and Eminem (2010). Best International Act is the sole category that recognises the contribution of international artists at the MAMA; the remaining 17 awards categories are all awarded to African artists.

The MTV Africa Music Awards KwaZulu-Natal 2015 will broadcast live across Africa on MTV Base (DStv channel 322), MTV (DStv channel 130) and BET (DStv channel 129) on Saturday, 18 July at 21:00 CAT. The show will also be transmitted worldwide on partner stations and content platforms including BET International from 18 July. In addition, a special MAMA-themed edition of MTV’s acclaimed World Stage franchise will air globally on MTV channels around the world on 27 August 2015.

DStv, Cool FM, Beat FM, Classic FM and Rhythm FM are the official media partners of the 2015 MTV Africa Music Awards KwaZulu-Natal supported by Absolut & The City of Durban.

For more information on the MTV Africa Music Awards KwaZulu-Natal 2015, please go to www.mtvbase.com or http://mama.mtv.com, like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/MTVBaseVerified, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram @MTVBaseAfrica. To join the conversation about the awards please use the hashtag #MTVMAMA2015.