The biggest and brightest contemporary artists from across the African continent and beyond were nominated in 15 different categories including Best Male, Best Female, Song of the Year and Artist of the Year. Broadening the scope of the MAMA awards franchise, achievement in non-music fields was recognised in “Personality of the Year”, and “Transform Today by Absolut”, an award designed to recognize and support young, emerging and original African creative […]
After a three-year hiatus, the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs) return to the music calendar with a South African premier. The Mamas will be held at the Durban International Convention Centre on June 7, MTV announced at a posh press conference in Durban last week. It’s great news for those who’ve never experienced the spectacular African award event which was launched in Abuja, Nigeria in 2008, hosted by Wyclef Jean […]
All photos ©Al Nicoll The premise for this gig was highly ambitious: Line up 9 urban music acts – some South African and others from East and West Africa – in a stadium-sized arena with one high profile American headliner in Durban. Up until now the more obvious host city would have been Johannesburg (if anywhere in South Africa) or elsewhere on the continent, where any and all of these acts […]
The remix of the classic bubble-gum track Via Orlando arguably became South Africa’s summer anthem this year. This weekend MTV Base takes DJs Vetkuk and Mahoota’s banger quite literally when the Hunter’s Oasis Tour takes a turn at Chaf Pozi in Orlando East, Soweto. And none other than the high-kicking, pastel-coloured safari suit wearing Dr Malinga will be there for a special appearance alongside the veteran DJs. The chisa nyama […]
As promised, the title track for Shuga: Love, Sex and Money, MTV’s series and multimedia campaign designed to promote messages about safe sex and tolerance to African youth with the aim of changing their attitudes to risky sexual behaviours. It airs weekly in Africa from 14 February 2012 on MTV Base (DStv channel 322) at 20:30 WAT/ 21:30 CAT/ 22:30 WAT. There will be six episodes followed by a discussion episode where the issues […]
Young panelists from Africa get to know multi-platinum singer Alicia Keys in a one-to-one arranged by MTV Base Africa
Divas, racist brands, legends and style wars. It’s a lot going out there, and you should know about it. Get under the hood and get your scoop.
On Friday 10 June 2011 Joburg revellers can party it up at Brand:New vs Spanking New, an exclusive one-off night hosted at Hush club featuring SA Hip-hop veterans going head to head with the brightest star in the country’s house music scene. Tumi and The Volume and Zake Batwini are the unmissable main events for an evening you don’t wanna miss. Pop the hoods to win tickets.