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MAMA KAMPALA 2021: B2C, WINNIE NWAGI, PALLASO, JOHN BLAQ, SLICK STUART AND ROJA IN THE RACE FOR LISTENERS’ CHOICE AWARD

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UGANDAN ARTISTS GO HEAD TO HEAD WITH OTHER TOP AFRICAN ACTS FOR THE LISTENERS’ CHOICE AWARD CATEGORY

Kampala, 6 January 2021:  One lucky Ugandan artist is set to compete against 19 other African musicians for the coveted Listeners’ Choice award at the MTV Africa Music Awards Kampala 2021 that will be hosted virtually in partnership with Uganda, the Pearl of Africa on 20 February 2021.


The Listeners’ Choice award is a very popular, fan-focused category that gives music lovers across Africa an opportunity to vote for one nominee to represent their country at the MAMAs.

Winners from each country will be added to the official Listeners’ Choice nominee category, which will include 20 finalists who will be voted for by the continent on the MAMA website.

Music lovers in Uganda can choose from a list of five top artists including B2C, Winnie Nwagi, Pallaso, Slick Stuart and Roja and John Blaq and voting for the shortlisted candidates closes on 9 January. The artist with the most votes will be placed into the official Pan African MTV Africa Music Awards Kampala 2021 Listeners’ Choice category for fans to vote for the ultimate winner across Africa. The winner will be revealed during the Broadcast of the MAMA on 20 February.


Voting for Listeners’ Choice award is currently ongoing. Music Fans in Uganda should simply tweet & tag one of the participating radio stations (@882SanyuFM & @CapitalFMUganda) and @MTVMamas including the unique hashtag (#‘Artist Name’4MAMA) and to cast a vote.

For more information on the MTV Africa Music Awards Kampala 2021, please go to www.mtvmama.com, like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/MTVBaseVerified, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram @MTVBaseAfrica. To join the conversation about the awards, please use the hashtag #MTVMAMA2021 #VISITUGANDA.

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ABOUT MTV BASE

MTV Base is a 24-hour English language music television channel reaching 48.5 million African viewers in 10.5 million households in 48 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. MTV base is available across Africa on satellite (pay-TV) on DStv and GTV (pan-Africa) and on terrestrial television on partner stations Azam TV, Century Sun, SDTV (Century Sun / Startimes), TV3 (Ghana), NTV (Kenya), STV (Nigeria), NTA (Nigeria), Moreplex (Nigeria), Oyawatch (Nigeria) and SuperTV (Nigeria).

Targeted at mass Pan-African youth, MTV base is MTV’s first bespoke channel for the African market and features the continent’s broadest mix of contemporary artists and music genres. Launched on 22 February 2005, MTV base combines African and international music genres relevant to young African viewers including Hip Hop, R’n’B, dancehall, kwaito, hip life, reggae, zouk, m’balax, Amapiano, Afrobeat and Gqom, celebrating the cultural vibrancy and creativity of African music and artists.

ABOUT UGANDA

Known as the “Pearl of Africa,” Uganda offers some of the continent’s most diverse wildlife viewing, dramatic landscapes, and immersive cultural experiences and warm people and hospitality. Uganda is home to more than half the world’s population of endangered mountain gorillas, and trekking to observe these gentle giants in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is one of the world’s top bucket list travel activities. Safari opportunities abound in savanna, forest, and wetland settings throughout 10 national parks, where visitors can come face to face with “The Big Five + 2” – lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, buffalo, chimpanzee and mountain gorilla– as well as giraffe, zebra, hippopotamus, crocodile, and more than half of all bird species found in Africa. Among Uganda’s extraordinary natural attractions are the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains; expansive Lake Victoria, which forms the source of the Nile River; and Murchison Falls National Park. For more information, please visit; www.visituganda.com


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Hill+Knowlton Strategies Uganda: Hassan Lubega Hassan.Lubega@hkstrategies.co.ug;

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