24th September, 2010
Change is in the air as MTV and Zain lock down Banky W, Fally Ipupa, Teargas and DaddyÂ Owen to deliver a series of spine-tingling live performances at the upcoming MTV AfricaÂ Music Awards with Zain (MAMA).
The four artistes are the first performers to be announced for the 2010 edition of theÂ Awards, slated for Saturday, 11 December, 2010 at the Eko Expo Hall, Lagos, South WestÂ Nigeria.
Smooth R&B artiste, Banky W, is the first Nigerian act booked to perform at this yearâ€™sÂ show, while South African outfit, Teargas, will be representing the best of South AfricanÂ hip hop on their MAMA debut.
Kenyaâ€™s Daddy Owen will make his mark as the first ever gospel singer to perform at theÂ Awards, showcasing the unique gospel vibe that has successfully made the cross-over intoÂ the mainstream music consciousness.Â Congolese music star, Fally Ipupa, makes his secondÂ appearance at MAMA after his exciting collaboration with Mozambiqueâ€™s Lizha James andÂ Ugandaâ€™s Blu3 at MAMA 2009 in Kenya.
According to Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, MTV Network Africa,Â â€œBanky W, Teargas, Fally Ipupa and Daddy Owen are all thrilling performers that epitomiseÂ the awesome spirit and passion of contemporary African music.Â Their involvement in thisÂ yearâ€™s awards is sure to guarantee that 2010 will be the most creatively inspiring andÂ exciting MAMA event so far.â€