2008 MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) – Who, What & Where
The first ever MTV Africa Music Awards were held on Saturday November 22nd at the Velodrome in Abuja, Nigeria with music artists like Kelly Rowland, D’Banj, 9ice, Ikechukwu, Wahu, Naeto C, Caroline Chikezie, P-Square, The Game, Flo Rida, and many more in attendance.
See more images from the historical event here
Wasn’t this awards ceremony long overdue? Regardless the wait is finally over and African music is finally getting recognized on a wider scale. Winners were selected via text messages from the public. Isn’t that cool?
ARTIST OF THE YEAR – D’Banj (Nigeria)
BEST MALE – D’Banj (Nigeria)
BEST FEMALE – Wahu (Kenya)
BEST GROUP – P-Square (Nigeria)
BEST NEW ACT – Naeto C (Nigeria)
BEST ALTERNATIVE * – Seether (South Africa)
BEST HIP-HOP – 9ice (Nigeria)
BEST R&B – Alicia Keys (USA)
VIDEO OF THE YEAR – Wind am well – Ikechukwu (Nigeria)
BEST LIVE PERFORMANCE – Jozi (South Africa)
MAMA LEGEND AWARD – Fela Kuti (Nigeria)
LISTENER’S CHOICE AWARD – Why me – D’Banj (Nigeria)
MY VIDEO AWARD – Jide Rotilu
See more of the winner’s list over at BBC News!
Okay I have to give props to Caroline Chikezie because she was my best dressed pick at the event. Get her look for less…
Grab the look for less…
Related Links on 2008 MAMA:
2008 MAMA’s Video Links:
“Wind Am Well” – Ikechukwu [Watch the video here]
“Sweet Love” – Wahu [Watch The Video Here]
“Bizzy Body” – P-Square [Watch The Video Here]
“Kini Big Deal” – Naeoto C [Watch The Video Here]
“Breakdown” – Seether [Watch The Video Here]
“Street Credibility” -9ice feat. 2Face Idibia [Watch The Video Here]
“Why Me” – D’Banji [Watch The Video Here]
Congrats to all the 2008 MAMA Winners!