Kwazulu-Natal is rolling out the red carpet for an influx of stars to the MTV Africa Music Awards (Mamas) at the Durban ICC on Saturday.
For the first time ever, the live telecast will air simultaneously on MTV Base (DStv 322), MTV (DStv 130) and BET (DStv 129). Nigerian superstars and Mama evolution award nominees P-Square will be making a rare appearance in South Africa to perform at the awards show, while Flavour makes a welcome return to the region after his blistering live performance at the MTV Africa All Stars gig back in 2013.
Seyi Shay, hotly tipped for best female, is making her first appearance in Durban after making a huge splash at the Mama nominations event in Joburg in May.
P-Square, Flavour and Seyi Shay join a stellar performer line-up that includes 2Face, AKA, Big Nuz, Black Motion, Bucie, Cassper Nyovest, Da L.E.S, Davido, Diamond Platnumz, DJ Fisherman, DJ Tira, Jhené Aiko, NaakMusiQ, NE-YO, Toofan, Wizkid, Yemi Alade and Young Thug.
Blackish TV star Anthony Anderson has been confirmed as host. And among the many nominees from around the continent, we can expect to see Anselmo Ralph, DJ Arafat, Chameleone, Dreamteam, HHP, Riky Rick, Samini, OC Ukeje, Bebe Cool, Mpumi, Jovi, Uhuru and Vanessa Mdee.
Other celebs expected to glide down the red carpet include comedian
Trevor Gumbi, Nigerian OAP Toolz, MTV Shuga star and Mr Nigeria Emmanuel Ikbese, BET’s Top Actor winner Altovise Lawrence, Miss South Africa Liesl Laurie, personality of the year nominee Bonang Matheba, evolution award nominee HHP, Boity, Khuli Chana, Joselyn Dumas, Jessica Nkosi, actress Zikhona Sodlaka and MTV Base VJs Sizwe, Nomuzi, Ehiz and Sandile.