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Here’s a new song done by Bezalel titled ‘Mama’ and he features Yung L of Grip music. This song was produced by ChopStix and Mixed and mastered by Suka Sounds. This song is an appreciation to all the mothers out there who have made a lot of sacrifices for their children to be where they are today. You can expect nothing less than the best from “Niggas from Jos”.


The 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards was held at up-market club The Sands in Sandton, Johannesburg.

Here are some photos from the event below:

Hosts of the evening were MTV Base VJs Nomuzi Mabena and Sizwe Dhlomo
Television personality Lerato Sengadi, and actress from Nelson Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom Zikhona Sodlaka and Rhythm City’s Samkelo Ndlovu.
Mafikizolo duo Nhlanhla Nciza and Theo Kgosinkwe
5FMs Thando Thabethe and Isibaya actress Nomzamo Mbatha
Nigerian artist Burna Boy with SA locals Kabomo and trio Beatenberg
TV personality Jen Su alongside comedian Joey Rasdine and nominated singer Danny K arrived with his wife Lisa

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Check out bubbling under act, Amapett and his tune, Mama dedicated to all the mothers out there.

Mama is a lovely love song for the mothers sang by Jemide Amajuoritse a.k.a Amapett were he featured Kursor. In this one the award winner for best RnB singer South South region and the brain behind the Obafemi Awolowo University cypher (We’re The Best) expressed his love for the Mothers and the reason why you should love your Mom…DL and Enjoy

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DSP - Mama

Off His Upcoming EP, Rejected DSP decided to write a song for His “Mama”, and all the Mothers Out There for Mothers day. We all could relate to the lyrics in this song. Enjoy

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If love was love,
i’ll never lie,
this is what she said,
for she said to me,
love you baby &
i’ll never lie.
I love you. I love U.

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The Yeye crooner Stidman put out a massive classic tune from his Makin’It Album titled MAMA that features Rayce Mr Tested Ok. The Song is extra catchy with a very nice hook. Listen and share your thoughts.

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The joint was released a few days ago as a dedication to his Grandma Mama Rose Nwachalu Ejimofor who turned 91. It’s not easy o!

Kelly hansome is one of those artists who have that nice sweet gift of bring what I like to call “egwu owerri” into a 2012 genre of music. Pretty much, Kelly Hansome is gifted, controversy or no controversy.

Nice tune. One that we can all appreciate. Enjoy.

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Brand new joint from X.O Senavoe. This is X.O showing us a different side of him…Opening himself up a bit more. I love it, and really dig the way he’s able to talk (not rap) to his mom and really just open up, and let people see more of him. You can really feel what his Mother meant to him. For those that don’t know X.O lost his Dad when he was 10 and his mother in 2004.

There really isn’t too much else to say about the song. Just listen, and get all you can from it. Very deep and touching.

“Mama” is more than just a song. In X.O’s words, it is a love letter to her, and a beautiful reminder for us to appreciate our mothers and mothers everywhere, recognizing the sacrifices they make to get us where we are.

X.O Senavoe also dedicates “Mama” to his “brother in and out of music” Ice Prince Zamani who lost his mother recently.

X.O’s next project Xpoint0 is scheduled to be released very soon (in a few weeks I think), and has all the makings of a 5 mics project. It’s not a mixtape, not an album, not an EP… It’s Xpoint0.

Till that drops though, check this track out.

If you haven’t already, check out our one on one interview with X.O Senavoe on Jag-Spotlite.

**Produced by Studio Magic

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As we all the MTV Africa Music Awards was held last saturday in Lagos, and from all indications, (word of mouth, twitter and facebook updates), the event was huge success. It featured both local and international artists, Rick Ross, Eve, 2face, Wande Coal, Sasha, MoCheddah and a host of others.

Some say it might be the best MAMAs yet, and from the video review below, it definitely looks that way. Heck it looks like an award show hosted in LA. Check it out.

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Video via NaijaStandUp Youtube page.

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Sasha & Eve On Stage

Congolese artist Fally Ipupa, and Nigeria’s 2Face led the winners at the third edition of the MTV Africa Music Awards with Airtel (MAMA), each taking home two trophies at the music awards ceremony at the Eko Expo Hall, Lagos on 11 December 2010.

Nominated in four separate categories, Fally Ipupa scored wins for Best Video (“Sexy Dance”) and Best Francophone act while 2Face, a former MAMA winner from 2009, picked up trophies for Artist of the Year and Best Male.

Cabo Snoop notched up a music first for Angola by becoming the first ever Angolan winner at MAMA 2010, taking home the prize for Best Lusophone act. The inaugural Best Anglophone award went to Kenyan Gospel breakthrough artist Daddy Owen – the first time a gospel artist has won a MAMA.

Song of the Year was won by South African pop/R&B outfit Liquideep for their hauntingly lovely ‘Fairytale’. New MAMA award category Best Performance was won by Big Nuz, the South African house trio making waves all over the continent.

Nigerian vocalist Sasha scored Nigeria’s first ever win in the Best Female category after Kenyan dominance over the last two years. Nigerian R&B duo P-Square (Nigeria) added yet another MAMA trophy to their awards cabinet – taking home Best Group for the third year running! Rising Nigerian star Mo Cheddah notched up her first win in the hotly contested Brand:New category which recognises rising stars tipped by MTV for success. The prestigious Best International act was received by Eminem who accepted the award via satellite from the USA. The MAMA Legend award, won by the late, great Miriam Makeba, was presented by Public Enemy founder and hip hop pioneer Chuck D.

The 2010 MAMA awards opened with an explosive performance by Hip Hop heavyweight, Rick Ross, and closed with an unforgettable rendition of “Win” featuring T-Pain, Rick Ross, Da LES and 2Face – a world first. In keeping with the tradition of the awards, the show featured an array of electrifying collaborations between artists from different parts of the continent, mixing up music genres, language and cultures in a unprecedented extravaganza of African talent. Among the collaborations were Nigeria’s 2Face who hooked up with South African rock outfit The Parlotones. The performance of Banky W’s “Lagos Party” saw South Africa’s Big Nuz, Angola’s Cabo Snoop and Paul G and DRC’s Barbara Kanam rocking the house with the first ever truly pan-African version of the hit track.

Commented Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, MTV Networks Africa, “Tonight’s MTV Africa Music Awards with Airtel was a joyful and uplifting celebration of African youth culture and music. It brought together the best talent from across Africa to showcase the incredible music that Africa has to offer to the world. It is amazing to see the collaborations between the artists as it fosters a spirit of camaraderie and creative exchange that takes their music to a new level.”

Commented Andre Beyers, Chief Marketing Officer, Airtel Africa, “The diversity and talent of the performances this evening was a reflection of the vast and rich talent pool that Africa has to offer. We at Airtel are proud to partner with the MTV Africa Music Awards as it is a platform for the youth and young at heart in Africa, enabling them to showcase their talent to a global audience. Music is an important way to connect with Africa as we relaunch the Airtel brand on the continent. It will support Airtel’s mission of giving the youth a means to express themselves and the freedom to do more.”

Among the performers at the 2010 MTV Africa Music Awards with Airtel were: 2Face (Nigeria), Banky W (Nigeria), Barbara Kanam (DRC), Big Nuz (South Africa), Cabo Snoop (Angola), Daddy Owen (Kenya), Diamond (Tanzania), Eve (USA), Fally Ipupa (DRC), J. Martins (Nigeria), Jozi (South Africa), Liquideep (South Africa), Lizha James (Mozambique), Mo Cheddah (Nigeria), Paul G (Angola), P-Unit (Kenya), Public Enemy (USA), Radio & Weasel (Uganda), Rick Ross (USA), Sarkodie (Ghana), Sasha (Nigeria), T-Pain (USA), Teargas (South Africa), The Parlotones (South Africa), Wande Coal (Nigeria).

Guest presenters and celebrity guests included Ba Ponga, Dama do Bling, Lizha James, Daniel Amokachi, Oluchi, Julius Agwu, Genevieve Nnaji, Muthoni, Nneka, MTV VJs Vanessa Mdee & Sizwe Dhlomo, Tatiana, JoJo and fashion designer Lisa Foluniyo.


Best Anglophone – Daddy Owen (Kenya)
Best Francophone – Fally Ipupa (DRC)
Best Lusophone – Cabo Snoop (Angola)
Artist of the Year- 2Face (Nigeria)
Best Female – Sasha (Nigeria)
Best Male – 2Face (Nigeria)
Best Video – Fally Ipupa (DRC): “Sexy Dance”
Best Group – P-Square (Nigeria)
Brand New Act – Mo Cheddah (Nigeria)
Best Performance – Big Nuz (South Africa)
Song of the Year – Liquideep (South Africa): “Fairytale”
MAMA Legend – Miriam Makeba (South Africa)
Best International – Eminem (USA).

The MTV Africa Music Awards with Airtel premieres on MTV base (DStv Channel 322) on Saturday 18 December at 19:00 CAT, with repeats on Sunday 12 December at 08:00 CAT and 14:00 CAT. Further programming relating to MAMA 2010 includes: Road To MAMA – Tanzania (TV premiere Thursday 16 December @ 19:00 CAT); Road to MAMA – DRC (TV premiere Friday 17 December @ 19:00 CAT) and What Went Down 2010 (TV premiere Sunday 19 December @ 21:00 CAT). The MTV Africa Music Awards with Airtel will also broadcast on MAMA terrestrial TV partners STV (Nigeria), AIT (Nigeria), TV3 (Ghana), WBS (Uganda), NTV (Kenya), TBC (Tanzania), Clouds TV (Tanzania), RTGA (DRC), NBC (Namibia), STV (Cameroon), Canal2 (Cameroon), Afrique Media (Cameroon), Go Africa (Gabon), TV Canal 3 (Burkina Faso), NTV (Benin), LC2 (Benin), ORTN (Niger), MBC (Mauritius) and ZNBC (Zambia).

The MTV Africa Music Awards 2010 is sponsored by Airtel in association with MasterCard. Other partners supporting the MTV Africa Music Awards with Airtel include Arik Air and the Lagos State Government.

2face at the red carpet
Rick Ross
Rick Ross On Stage
Fally Ipupa On Stage
Eve On The Red Carpet
Eve On Stage
Banky W
2face in the crowd
2face accepting an award
2face on Stage
Eve On Stage
Sasha rocking the mic

Source: MTV Base, Getty Images & That1960Chick.com

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MTV and Airtel today revealed that contemporary rap icon T-Pain is to visit Nigeria to perform at the 2010 MTV Africa Music Awards with Airtel (MAMA). South African house trio Big Nuz and four-time MAMA winner D’Banj (Nigeria) will also perform at the show, which takes place at the Eko Expo Hall, Lagos on 11 December 2010.

The MTV Africa Music Awards with Airtel will be hosted by US hip-hop artist and actress Eve while guest presenters will include Dama Do Bling (Mozambique), Liquideep (South Africa), Nneka (Nigeria/USA), Nigerian striker Daniel Amokachi, supermodel Oluchi and film star Genevieve Nnaji.

The news was announced today at a press conference at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Lagos, Nigeria by Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, MTV Networks Africa, in the presence of Mr Opeyemi Bamidele, The Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Obinna Aniche, Group Marketing Manager, Airtel Africa and Joseph Hundah, Managing Director, Multichoice Nigeria.
MTV Networks Africa also revealed that it has introduced an additional award category, Best Performance, for the 2010 edition of the show.


Big kudos to the Nigerian artists as they grab a total of 13 nominations at this year’s MTV African Music Awards (MAMA). P-Square leads the way with 3 nominations for the Nigerians, although Fally Ipupa gets the highest nods in the award show with 4.

The nominees for the annual poll of young African’s music tastes were announced last night at a star-studded celebration at De Marquee, Lagos, Nigeria, attended by artists, nominees, celebrities and VIPs including 2Face, Sasha and Mo Cheddah. The nominations were revealed by Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, MTV Networks Africa, Andre Beyers, Chief Marketing Officer, Airtel Group and Rajan Swaroop, CEO, Zain Nigeria.

Nigerian artists scored an impressive 13 nominations including three nominations for duo P-Square (Artist of the Year, Best Group and Best Video), and two nominations each for MAMA 2009 winner 2FACE (Best Male, Artist of the Year), Wande Coal (Best Anglophone, Best Male) and Banky W (Song of the Year, Best Video). Nigerian female artists also rated well with Best Female nods for Nneka and Sasha, and a nomination as Brand:New artist for Mo Cheddah. D’banj, a four-time MAMA winner, received yet another MAMA nomination for Song of the Year for “Fall in Love”.

Fally Ipupa scored the highest individual number of the nominations with four separate MAMA award nominations. The charismatic artist from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), who is also performing at MAMA 2010, has been nominated for Artist of the Year, Best Male, Best Video and Best Francophone. Barbara Kanam brought the DRC nomination tally to five with a first-time nomination in the Best Female category.

The 2010 MTV Africa Music Awards ceremony with Zain will be held on Saturday 11 December 2010 at the Eko Expo Centre, Lagos, Nigeria.

Here are the list of nominees. To vote for your favorite nominees visit, http://www.mama.mtvbase.com/vote.html

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)

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)

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)



Lagos, 22 September 2010: Change is in the air as MTV and Zain lock down Banky W, Fally Ipupa, Teargas and Daddy Owen to deliver a series of spine-tingling live performances at the upcoming 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 11 December 2010 at the Eko EXPO Hall, Lagos, Nigeria.

Smooth R&B artist Banky W is the first Nigerian artist booked to perform at this year’s show, while South African outfit Teargas will be representing the best of South African Hip Hop on their MAMA debut.

Kenya’s Daddy Owen will make his mark as the first ever Gospel singer to perform at the MAMA Awards, showcasing the unique Gospel
vibe that’s successfully made the cross-over into the mainstream music consciousness. Congolese star Fally Ipupa makes his second appearance at MAMA, after his exciting collaboration with Mozambique’s Lizha James and Uganda’s Blu3 at MAMA 2009 in Kenya.

Fally Ipupa

Commented Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, MTV Networks Africa, “Banky W, Teargas, Fally Ipupa and Daddy Owen are all thrilling performers that epitomize the awesome spirit and passion of contemporary African musicians. Their involvement in this year’s awards is sure to guarantee that 2010 will be the most creatively inspiring and exciting MAMA event so far.” Commented Andre Beyers, Chief Marketing Officer, Airtel Africa, “Music in all its genres or origins strikes a chord with our continent as it provides a platform to express ourselves at each turn in our daily lives.

The choice of the performers at the 2010 edition shows an excellent choice of musicians with a wide appeal in the continent.” The “crown prince” of African R&B, Banky W is the stage name of Olubankole Wellington, whose ultra-smooth voice, writing and production skills and uncanny showmanship and dance skills have catapulted him into the contemporary music spotlight. Born in the United States to Nigerian parents, Banky moved to Nigeria, West Africa at the tender age of 5, getting access for the first time to the traditional African music and rhythms that are deeply rooted in his sound and which form the basis of huge hits such as Lagos Party and Strong Ting. Using his everyday struggles as a source of inspiration for his music, Banky has gained an army of followers around the world thanks to his heartfelt lyrics, larger-than-life presence and mesmerising live show, and has won numerous awards including the Urban Independent Music Award for R&B/Soul, The Nigerian Entertainment Award, and the highly coveted songwriting award from the John Lennon Foundation.

Daddy Owen

Charismatic South African Hip Hop trio Teargas is made up of Ntokozo “K.O.” Mdluli and two brothers: Ezee “Ma-E” Hanabe and Bantu “Ntukza” Hanabe. Five years after their critically-acclaimed debut album “K’shubile K’bovu”, Teargas is riding high on the success of their third album “Dark Or Blue”, which was released at the end of 2009, spawning a host of hit singles including “Go Away”, “Party 101” and “Mhlobo Wami” and winning them Best Rap Album at the 2010 South African Music Awards.

Bringing his uplifting, Gospel-fusion sound to MTV Africa Music Awards with Zain, Daddy Owen is the self-appointed creator of “Kapungala“ – a jubilant mash-up of Gospel with Kenyan genres Kapuka and Lingala.

Daddy Owen has already enjoyed an amazing 2010, receiving massive radio airplay for hit tracks Tobina and Kiriro, and sweeping the boards at the 2010 Groove Awards, East Africa’s annual celebration of Gospel music, where he took home gongs for Male Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, Album of the Year (“System ya Kapungala”), Video of the Year (“Kiriro”), Central Song of the Year and Collabo of the Year (“Kiriro” – Daddy Owen ft Allan Aaron & Kerah).

Fally Ipupa, nicknamed “Dicap La Merveille” (DiCaprio the marvellous) by his Congolese fans, is riding high as one of the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s most successful music exports. A silky-smooth voice, skilful songwriting skills and a larger–than-life personality
that have made Ipupa a hit in Africa and on the international music scene, reaching the hearts of many with his infectious blend of soukous, ndombolo, pop and R&B.


Teargas said, “We are truly honoured 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. We’d be lying if we weren’t a little nervous about being told that more than one billion people might be watching! We’re interested to see which other great African artists we’ll be collaborating with.” Known for its awe-inspiring staging, exhilarating music and gripping musical collaborations, the MTV Africa Music Awards with Zain was created in 2008 to recognise and reward Africa’s finest contemporary musicians.

Past winners have included:

Amani (BEST FEMALE 2009)


Samini (BEST PERFORMER 2009), P Square (BEST GROUP 2009)

Zebra & Giraffe (BEST ALTERNATIVE ACT 2009)







Lagos, Nigeria has been selected as the host city of this year’s MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs). It will be the second time in three years that the awards have taken place in Nigeria, following the inaugural MAMAs, which was held in Abuja in October 2008.

The most populous city of Africa’s largest country will play host to nominees and performers on Dec. 11 at the EKO Expo Hall, Johannesburg-based MTV Networks Africa announced on Aug 25th.

Nominees are expected to be announced in the last week of October. Voting will then be open to the public via a mobile-site (mtvmama.mobi) and a website (www.mama.mtvbase.com).

The 2010 MAMAs feature 12 categories including best male, best female, best video, best group, artist of the year, best anglophone act, song of the Year, best international act and MAMA Legend.

Best lusophone act and best francophone Act have also been added to the categories, giving recognition to Portuguese and French-speaking artists working on the continent.

The inaugural MAMAs took place in 2008 in Abuja followed by last year’s event in Nairobi, Kenya. Past winners include 2-FACE (Nigeria), Nameless (Kenya), Samini (Ghana), Wahu (Kenya), HHP (South Africa), D’Banj (Nigeria) and Patricke-Stevie Moungondo (Congo Brazzaville).

Source: showbiz.peacefmonline.com

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Brand new song from Igbo representer, MC Loph featuring Flavour. Song is def on fire. Dedication to all the Mothers… I see this one at wedding already. Okwa MC Loph na Flavour

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Akon taking over the stage @ the MAMA 2009
Akon taking over the stage @ the MAMA 2009

The 2009 MTV Africa Music Awards popularly known as the MAMAs was held in Nairobi, Kenya this past weekend. The show was hosted by Wyclef Jean, and had special performances by Akon, and other big name African Artist. MI, and 2face continued their dominance on African Music Awards by snagging 2 each. Dbanj & P-Square also took home an award each. Congrats to all the winners. Here are the winners:

Best Male
Nameless (Kenya)

Best New Act
M.I. (Nigeria)

Best R&B
2 Face (Nigeria)

Best Hip Hop
M.I. (Nigeria)

Best Female
Amani (Kenya)

Best Performer
Samini (Ghana)

Best R&B
2Face (Nigeria)

Best Group
P-Square (Nigeria)

Best Alternative
Zebra & Giraffe (South Africa)

Best Video
HHP – Mpitse (South Africa)

Artist of The Year
D’banj (Nigeria)