American singer and songwriter Jhene Aiko, has been announced to perform at the MTV Africa Music Awards 2015 alongside previously announced international stars, Neyo and Young Thug.
Performing songs from her album Souled Out, the singer-songwriter expressed her excitement about her first ever performance in the MTV Africa Music Awards, “I am so excited about this and cannot wait to perform in the city of Durban”
Other performers at the awards include Davido, Yemi Alade, Diamond Platnumz, Bucie and Cassper Nyovest
Jhene Aiko embarked on her music career contributing vocals and appearing in several music videos for R&B group B2K. In March 2011, Aiko made her return to music with the release of her first full-length project, a mixtape titled Sailing Soul(s).
On December 16, 2011, Aiko signed a recording contract with American record producer No I.D.’s record label Artium, distributed through Def Jam Recordings. In 2013, Aiko appeared on Big Sean’s single “Beware”, also featuring Lil Wayne, which became her first Top 40 hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Celebrating the evolution of African musicians by recognising contemporary artistes and trailblazers across a range of music and lifestyle categories, the MTV Africa Music Awards KwaZulu-Natal 2015 will broadcast live across Africa on MTV Base (DStv channel 322), MTV (DStv channel 130) and BET (DStv channel 129) on Saturday July 18, 2015 at 9:00PM.
The show will also be transmitted worldwide on partner stations and content platforms including BET International from 18 July. In addition, a special MAMA-themed edition of MTV’s acclaimed World Stage franchise will air globally on MTV channels around the world on August 27, 2015.