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      Arrow MTV holds its first African music awards

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      The Associated Press
      Saturday, November 22, 2008; 5:44 PM

      ABUJA, Nigeria -- Two Nigerian singers won top awards Saturday as MTV
      held its first-ever music award program for Africa, with acts from
      across the world's poorest continent being nominated for prizes.

      Nigerian singer D'banj won the artist of the year award, while his
      compatriot, Naeto C, took the laurels for the best new African act, it
      was announced at the ceremony in Abuja, Nigeria's capital.

      Winners were selected by fans sending text messages, said Alison Reid, a
      spokeswoman for MTV Networks Africa.

      Africa has long featured a vibrant music scene, but artists have had
      difficulties breaking into overseas markets. Famous African artists
      include Senegal's Youssou N'dour, Nigerian legend Fela Kuti and South
      African impresario Miriam Makeba, who died this month.

      MTV hopes the awards can offer the artists more exposure and celebrate
      the continent's artistry.

      Performers from South Africa, Kenya, Ghana, Gabon and others also were
      nominated. Songs by D'banj and Naeto C, both male, are all but
      ubiquitous on the radio in Nigeria, Africa's most-populous nation of 140
      million people.

      African music is highly varied, reflecting myriad tastes in the vast
      continent. Included across the many genres are call-and-response
      chanting and heavy drumming, drawing on pre-colonial modes of
      communication among villages.

      Since independence movements swept the continent in the 1960s, African
      music also has increasingly been open to outside influence,
      incorporating salsa rhythms, rock beats and, increasingly, hip hop and
      R&B styles.

      Many of the new Nigerian acts nominated Saturday feature heavy beats
      pioneered by American rappers and hip-hop artists. The lyrics often
      reflect the desire of many Nigerians to escape poverty and corrupt

      MTV's regional music channel MTV Base now reaches almost 50 million
      African viewers in 48 countries through a network of pay-per-view
      services and partnerships with domestic channels.
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      to hell with mtv

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      So "EMPTY V" is reaching out into my natural music?

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      This has to be a sign of the apocalypse.
      "Oh Africa! When shall be the term of thy long degradation? Behold here, even now, I pledge thee, O my Mother, that I shall devote my years to thee, shall work for thy redemption, shall love thee and be proud of thee and glory in thy power now lying dormant and shall strive to bring it to the light. Take my youth, my labors, my love, my all and do thou when I shall have died for thee, take me to thy bosom, an untamed, untamable African." -Hubert Harrison

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      Viacolm just wants some of the African Union money.
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      But we are young and Black, fearless and free...
      Every poem, every incandescent word is a personal revolution"
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