Thursday, 26 August 2010


Winner of 2009 MAMAs Golden Microphone D'Banj and Head, Corporate Communication, Airtel Africa Michael Okwiri, during 2010 MAMAs Press Conference

On Wednesday, August 25, MTV Networks Africa (MTVNA) and Bharti Airtel confirmed that they will be holding the 2010 MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) in Lagos, Nigeria.
The contemporary African music and creativity awards will be held at the EKO EXPO Hall, Lagos on December 11 2010.
The 2010 MAMAs with Airtel will take the form of a stunning live music event and global television spectacular, featuring performances from contemporary African and international music giants and hosted by a major music celebrity.
Artistes from around the continent will battle to win a coveted MAMA trophy in one of twelve award categories including: Best Male, Best Female, Best Video, Best Group, Artist of the Year, Best Lusophone Act, Best Anglophone Act, Best Francophone Act, Song of the Year, Brand: New Act, Best International Act and MAMA Legend.

MI, Deepak Srivastava, D' Banj and Michael Okwiri

Telecommunications giant Airtel comes on board as the headline sponsor of the MTV Africa Music Awards 2010, signalling the telco’s profound commitment to African music and youth culture following its purchase of Zain Africa’s business operations earlier this year.
The sponsorship was announced by Andre Beyers, Chief Marketing Officer, Airtel Africa and Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, MTV Networks Africa.

Deepak Srivastava, MI, VP MTV Africa Alex Okosi, D' Banj, Michael Okwiri and Eldee