Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Ne-Yo Billed To Light Up 2015 Edition Of MTV Africa Music Awards

Grammy Award winning R'n'B icon, Ne-Yo, is billed to perform at the 2015 MTV Africa Music Awards.

He is expeccted to songs from his sixth studio album, Non Fiction. The singer/songwriter has expressed his excitement about what will be his first ever performance in the South African city.“I can’t wait for you to see what I have in store Durban! I hope you’re ready, because I am!”, he said.
Since topping the Billboard Hot 200 Chart back in 2006 with his sophomore single - So Sick, Ne-Yo has spent the last nine years churning out hit after hit, not only as a performer, but as a songwriter for his superstars such as BeyoncĂ©, Rihanna and the late Michael Jackson. Multiple platinum singles, four hit albums and three Grammy Awards have since followed and the hit-maker is ready to share his latest work with the world.

Speaking about the choice of Ne-Yo, Bruce Gillmer who is EVP of Music, Talent Programming and Events at Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) said: “We are thrilled to have Ne-Yo join 
us in Durban. He’s an incredible artist who will elevate the MAMA to new highs.”

The Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa, Alex Okosi also had this to say: “We are very excited to welcome Ne-Yo to MAMA 2015 for his first ever appearance in Durban. As a sensational live perfomer and truly accomplished R&B star, NE-YO’s an all-round class act who will greatly complement the African performers on the show.”

Celebrating the evolution of African musicians by recognizing contemporary artistes and trailblazers across a range of music and lifestyle categories, the MTV Africa Music Awards KwaZulu-Natal 2015 will broadcast live across Africa on MTV Base (DStv channel 322), MTV (DStv channel 130) and BET (DStv channel 129) on Saturday July 18, 2015 at 9:00PM.

The show will also be transmitted worldwide on partner stations and content platforms including BET International from 18 July. In addition, a special MAMA-themed edition of MTV’s acclaimed World Stage franchise will air globally on MTV channels around the world on August 27, 2015.

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