Nigeria artistes hailed for dominating continental awards


Lagos – Globacom, the mobile network operator, heaped praise on its brand ambassadors after they clinched accolades at the just-ended MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs).

The awards were held in Durban, South Africa this past weekend.

Leading the Glo ambassadors in victory at the awards was the singer, songwriter, and businessman, Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo (D’Banj), who won the maiden MAMA Evolution Award.

He beat other megasuper stars, 2face and Asa, among others to emerge winner.

The category was introduced in the 2015 edition of the awards to celebrate artistes who have made huge impact on the African music scene, taking African music beyond the African continent through hard work and uncommon creativity.

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The winner for the category was jointly decided by MTV Base and online voting via social networks.

Long time Globacom ambassadors, Psquare carted home two other major categories of the prestigious awards.

They won the ‘Best Group’ award, beating South Africa’s house sensations, Beatenberg, Kenya’s power musicians, Sauti Sol, and Angola’s B4.

They also won a non-voting category, the ‘Artiste of the Decade’, in recognition of their successful longevity at the top of African music.

Burnaboy, (Damini Ogulu) another frontline Ambassador of the telecom company also bagged an award for his collaborative work “All Eyes OnMe” together with AKA, Da Les & JR (South Africa/Nigeria).

Globacom’s new signings, Korede Bello, Reekado Banks, and Di’ja also shared in the glory when ‘Dorobucci’, a song in which they featured prominently under the Mavin Record crew, was crowned the ‘Song of the Year.’

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