Singer-songwriter, harmonica player Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo (D’Banj) has won the maiden MAMA Evolution, beating 2face, Asa among others.
The organizers of the awards have introduced a new category called MAMA Evolution.
This category is meant for established artistes who have made a huge impact on the African music scene, taken African music to new heights around the world and pushed the boundaries of creativity. The winner for this category will be jointly decided by MTV Base and online voting via Twitter and Instagram.
Nigerian representatives, D’Banj, Asa, Psquare and 2face are battling with other African contingents in this category. They are Fally Ipupa (DRC), Samini (Ghana), HHP (South Africa) Chameleone (Uganda), Black Coffee (South Africa) and Anselmo Ralph (Angola).