MTV Base Announced the date and venue of its annual event MTV Africa Music Awards 2015 on 21 May, 2015 at a press conference held at Cova Lounge, Victoria Island, Lagos.

will celebrate African talent across 17 award categoriessuch as , and. The contribution of artists from Portuguese and French-speaking Africa will also be recognised in the  and  categories.

In line with the “evolution” theme and 10-year celebration, this year’s show will also feature a special edition category to recognise artists whose careers have flourished throughout the last 10 years. Additional categories include the  and .The nominations for the awards will be revealed on 11 June 2015.

Commented , “We are thrilled that the  will be returning to Durban and KwaZulu-Natal on 18 July, a date famous for being the birthday of Nelson Mandela - what better day could there be for staging this inspirational celebration of African achievement and creativity that showcases Africa’s best talent on the world stage.

Celebrities at the Lagos, Nigeria press conference include, Olisa Adibua, Deji Awokoya, Iyanya, M.I, Jesse Jags, Cynthia Morgan, Omalicha, Dotun, DJ Xclusive, DJ Spinall, Shaydee, Kiss Daniel, and others.

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