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Ycee, Patoranking, Runtown, others announced as performers for Road to MAMA 2016


… As concert holds on October 2nd At Hard Rock Café

With just six weeks to go until the MTV Africa Music Awards Johannesburg 2016 (MAMA), a dazzling 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 2 October.

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 is 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 artistry will be showcased by prolific rapper Skales, while Runtown will be showing off his R&B/reggae moves. Rising Afro-Pop/Highlife newcomerKoker and award-winning “Love don’t Care” songbird Simi complete the line-up.

There will be added excitement at this year’s gig, as MTV Base will be revealing nominees in 7 differentMAMA categories, including Best FemaleVideo 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.

A limited number of tickets for Road to MAMA – Lagos will be available at the Hard Rock Café, Lagos from 20 September priced N 20,000 (includes food & beverage).  Doors open at 21:00 WAT.  Over 18s only.

Highlights of Road to MAMA – Lagos will air on MTV Base (DStv channel 322) in October 2016.

For more information on the MTV Africa Music Awards Johannesburg 2016, please go to or, like us on Facebook at, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram @MTVBaseAfrica. To join the conversation about the awards please use the hashtag #MTVMAMA2016.

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