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East African artistes to boycott the MAMA awards

A number of East African artistes are planning to boycott any plans for MTV Africa Music Awards to promote the awards in the region.

They accuse Mamas of short changing the region’s artistes in this year’s event, and giving most nominations to South African and Nigerian artistes. 

“Uganda was worst hit because their nomination is a collabo with Amani, who is a Kenyan artiste,” said one of Kenya’s top musicians who requested anonymity.

Among the artistes who were expected to be on the nomination list were Tanzania’s AY, Ommy Dimpoz and Lady Jaydee; Kenya’s P-Unit, STL, Elani, and Wyre; Uganda’s Chameleone and Navio.

Most artistes intend not to participate in the Roads to Mamas events, which will be held in East Africa too.