Here Are the 2010 MTV Africa Music Award Winners

Always Winning: Tuface and D'Banj

Always Winning: Tuface and D’Banj

Lagos was locked and the Expo Centre, Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos was on fire on Saturday night with the MTV Africa Music Awards. Former Ruff Ryders first lady, Eve was the hostess of the third staging of this glamorous event. Rick Ross, ‘The Boss’ was also there in person to give a performance. It was unfortunate for him that his nemesis’ boss/close friend, Eminem, was the one who ended up walking away with the ‘Best International Artist’ award. However, the biggest upset of the night was for Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie who lost out in the ‘Best Anglophone’ category to Kenyan gospel star Daddy Owen. 2Face did Nigeria proud by clinching two major awards, ‘Artist Of The Year’ and ‘Best Male Performer’. He expressed his love and appreciation to his foundation by remarking “One Love to Nigeria!” as he accepted one of the awards. His performance turned into a crowd surfing exercise. It was also a good night for fellow ONE8 member, Fally Ipupa who also won 2 Awards, ‘Best Francophone’ and ‘Best Video’. Eve displayed her love for Africa through a passionate performance and colourful presentation. The hip hop diva said that “..people need to start paying attention to Africa (because) there are so many things coming out of it (such as) fashion and obviously the music” and that “…she is excited for being part of it.” The rest of the awards were as follows.

Overseas Power: Eve

Overseas Power: Eve

Artist of the Year
2 Face (Nigeria)

Best Male
2Face (Nigeria)

Best Female
Sasha (Nigeria)

Best Group
P-Square (Nigeria)Brand New Act
Mo Cheddah (Nigeria)

Song of the Year
Liquideep – Fairytale (South Africa)

Best Francophone
Fally Ipupa (DRC)

Best Lusophone
Cabo Snoop (Angola)

Good Fun.....

Having Good Fun…..

Best Anglophone
Daddy Owen (Kenya)

Best Video
Fally Ipupa – Sexy dance (DRC)

Best International
Eminem (USA)

Legend Award
Miriam Makeba

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