BARELY a month to go until the MTV Africa Music Awards Johannesburg 2016 (MAMA), a line-up of artists is set to headline Lagos’s annual Road to MAMA party, taking place this year at the Hard Rock Cafe, Lagos on Sunday, October 2.
Headlining the gig is reggae-dancehall star Patoranking, who wowed Durban music fans at last year’s spectacular ceremony and took home the award for MAMA Best New Act at the 2015 MAMA. He’ll be joined by Hip Hop freshman Nasty C who’s – set to heat up the MAMA main stage in Johannesburg – and fast-rising Hip Hop star Ycee, who’s also been confirmed to perform at the show.
More Nigerian hip hop artistes will be showcased by prolific rapper Skales, while Runtown will be showing off his R&B/reggae moves. Rising Afro-Pop/Highlife newcomer Koker and award-winning “Love don’t Care” songbird Simi complete the line-up.
According to the organisers, there will be added excitement at this year’s gig, as MTV Base will be revealing nominees in seven different MAMA categories, including Best Female, Video of the Year and Artist of the Year.
Rounding out the evening with some hot deck action will be DJs Xclusive, Humility, Kaywise, Hazan and Ttb.