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AKA, Black Motion, 2Face, Wizkid and Toofan to perform at MAMA 2015.

Music legends 2Face (Nigeria), AKA (South Africa), Black Motion (South Africa), Wizkid (Nigeria) and Toofan (Togo) are to perform at the MTV Africa Music Awards KwaZulu-Natal 2015 (MAMA).

MAMA 2015, sponsored by KwaZulu-Natal in association with Absolut Vodka and in partnership with The City of Durban will take place on Saturday, 18 July at the Durban International Convention Centre, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Former MAMA winner 2Face is one of the nominees for the Evolution award at this year’s show, created to celebrate 10 years of MTV Base on the African continent. Black Motion is nominated for Best Group, while AKA and Wizkid are both contending for Best Male. Four-time nominee Toofan will be showing the moves that earned him nominations for Best Live, alongside Song of the Year, Best Collaboration and Best Francophone.


The artists join previously announced artists Bucie, Davido, Diamond Platnumz, Yemi Alade, Cassper Nyovest, Ne-Yo, Jhené Aiko and Young Thug.

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, Gagasi FM and Yfm are the official media partners of the MTV Africa Music Awards 2015 KwaZulu-Natal.

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