Davido (Nigeria) Uhuru (South Africa) Mafikizolo (South Africa) and Clarence Peters (Nigeria) were the big winners of the evening at the 4th MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) held in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa on Saturday 7 June 2014. Davido took home two awards, for Best Male and Artist of the Year, while Clarence Peters, music video director won in the Best Video and Transform Today by Absolut categories. Uhuru was recognised in two categories – in Best Collaboration for his part in “Y-tjukutja” by Uhuru Ft. Oskido, DJ Bucks, Professor and Yuri Da Cunha, and in SONG OF THE YEAR with Mafikizolo. Mafikizolo also won the Best Group category.
In this year’s newly introduced lifestyle award categories, Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o took home the award for Personality of the Year. The inaugural MTV Base Leadership award was won by Tanzanian entrepreneur Ashish J. Thakkar.
Durban’s International Conference Centre resounded to electrifying live performances by Fally Ipupa, Sauti Sol, Sarkodie, Dr Sid, French Montana, Miguel, Trey Songz, Davido, Uhuru, Mafikizolo, Oskido, Professor, Tiwa Savage, Flavour, Diamond, Phyno and Yuri da Cunha.
Other highlights of the evening included a moving acoustic guitar tribute to the late, great Nelson Mandela by Afro-Soul star Simphiwe Dana, who performed in front of a giant timelapse video art work by Transform Today nominee and street artist Rasty, while Ladysmith Black Mambazo brought the house to its feet with their unexpected mash up “Acappello” and “Y-tjukutja”. Marlon Wayans, the host highlighted the plight of the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls.
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