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Here is the Performance Lineup for the 2021 MTV Africa Music Awards Kampala

The 2021 MTV Africa Music Awards has announced their exciting performance lineup featuring Nasty C, Wizkid, Diamond Platnumz and more.

The 2021 MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs) has released the highly-anticipated performance lineup ahead of the virtual award show's premiere in Uganda. South African rapper Nasty C will reportedly return to the stage after his last performance in 2016. This year's lineup is sure to keep music fans glued to their screens and dancing along. Nigerian megastar Wizkid, Sheebah Karungi, Diamond Platnumz, Khaligraph Jones, Suspect 95, Soraia Ramos, Calema are all slated to perform.


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Tanzanian artist Diamond Platnumz, who has scored five MAMAs nominations, will also be making a return to the MAMAs stage. Making her MAMAs performance debut is first-time nominee Sheebah Karungi representing Uganda. She has scored two nods in the "Best Female" and "Best Ugandan Act" categories. Hip hop performances lead the awards show with Suspect 95 from Côte d'Ivoire who is a contender in the "Best Hip Hop" category with Nasty C and Kenya's Khaligraph Jones. Cape Verde's Soraia Ramos as well as Calema from São Tomé and Principe will also have performance debuts on the MAMAs stage and are nominated for "Song of The Year". Meanwhile Wizkid, Diamond Platnumz and Calema are contesting for "Artist of The Year".

The virtual show will be broadcasted to MTV's global audience in 180 countries and will air locally on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) and MTV Africa (DStv Channel 130) on 20 February 2021. According to Le'Afrinique, more performers will be announced in the next few days, as well as finalists for the "MAMAs Generation Change Award", which will recognize youth change-makers on the continent.

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AFCON 2021: Ranking the Best Jerseys at the Tournament

Despite skepticism on the fate of Africa’s biggest football competition, the African Cup of Nations returned with great fanfare on Sunday, January 9. All eyes are on host country Cameroon, who started their campaign to win the tournament for the sixth time by beating Burkina Faso.

Elsewhere, Nigeria’s Super Eagles triumphed over Egypt with a solitary goal from Kelechi Iheanacho. A total of 24 countries are competing in Cameroon, incentivized by a prize money that’s been bumped up $500,000 since the last edition in 2019.

But AFCON isn’t just about cash payouts, dribbles and goals. Once again, it’s time to look at which African country is parading the best kits. Football and fashion are two worlds that have always collided. Over the years kits have been updated or revised to look modern. What makes a good kit? This is a complex question, and interwoven in the answer are simplicity, clever design, style, or just elements of nostalgia. As superficial as this exercise is, its implication is sweetly in the bragging rights.

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