As the countdown continues to the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA), an all-star line-up of the hottest MAMA nominees and DJs are set to headline Nigeria's very own Road To MAMA party. Laying fair claim to be the party of the year, the pan-African club tour arrives in Lagos on May 30th. MAMA nominees, Davido, Ice Prince, KCee, Burna Boy and Chidinma will be thrilling party lovers at the Lagos edition of the Road To MAMAs alongside superstar DJs like DJ Caise, DJ Obi, DJ Humility and DJ Spinall. Road To MAMAs Nigeria, a pan-African club tour, will hold in Lagos on Friday, May 30, 2014 at the Marquee, Federal Palace Hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos. MTV Base has also revealed that South African Afro Pop group, Mafikizolo will storm Lagos, Nigeria for the R2M concert which features contemporary artists and music, making waves across the continent, criss-crossing the continent in the build up to the MAMA awards. Road to MAMA Nigeria provides an electrifying taster of the upcoming MTV Africa Music Awards, which are taking place in South Africa for the first time at the ICC, Durban on 7 June 2014. Nominees will compete in 18 different categories including Best Male, Best Female, Song of the Year, Artist of the Year and Best Video. Tied for first place in the nominations for the 2014 MAMA are Davido and South African artists Mafikizolo and Uhuru, who each scored 4 nominations while going directly head-to-head for Song of the Year, Artist of the Year and Best Collaboration. Following closely behind with 3 nominations each are P Square (Best Group, Artist of the Year, Song of the Year), South Africa’s Mi Casa (Best Group, Artist of the Year, Song of the Year), and Angolan artist Yuri Da Cunha (Song of the Year, Best Lusophone and Best Collaboration). To download a full list of nominees click here. Broadening the scope of the MAMA awards in 2014, achievement in non-music fields is recognised in three “lifestyle” categories including “Personality of the Year”, “Transform Today by Absolut”, and the “MTV Base Leadership Award”. The “MTV Base Leadership Award” is awarded to a young African man or woman under the age of 40 who is inspiring young Africans by their leadership and extraordinary achievement in a prominent field (including but not limited to: the arts, business, politics, science, entrepreneurship and charitable work). “Personality of the Year” recognises personalities and achievers active outside of the music space who are excelling in their chosen field and who are representing Africa in a positive light, both at home and abroad, in disciplines such as comedy, fashion literature and sport. "Transform Today by Absolut", which forms part of ABSOLUT's Transform Today campaign, is aimed at celebrating the power of young individuals who transform the image of Africa through their creativity and vision. Voting for the MTV Africa Music Awards is open at www.mtvbase.com from 16 April 2014 until midnight on 4 June 2014. Doors to the Federal Palace open at 9:00 pm. Tickets are available at www.afritickets.com, priced N5,000.
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