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Thursday, October 30, 2008


You become the video star with the My Video Award Contest at the MTV Africa Music Awards

Budding music video creators and music fans across the continent are being given their own opportunity to shine at the first ever MTV Africa Music Awards with Zain (MAMAs), with the My Video award.

In an award category dedicated to the ‘MeTV’ digital generation, MTV’s My Video award salutes music videos created for and by MTV viewers. Rewarding the host of music fans who love nothing more than to create their own video masterpieces in the privacy of their own bedrooms, the My Video award gives ‘armchair’ directors the chance to share the limelight with the giants of the African music industry at the MAMAs award ceremony in Abuja, Nigeria on November 22.

To take part in the My Video award, send in your very own 1-minute music video clip to MTV. The clips can be anything you like as long as they contain music and video, including your own original composition, a spoof of your favourite music video (chosen from a shortlist provided by MTV), or anything in between. Funny, deadly serious, outrageous or just pure audiovisual magic – YOU are the director and YOU decide what you submit, and MTV fans across Africa and the world will decide the ultimate winner by voting for their favourite clip online and on mobile.

Submit your My Video award entries online at in one of the following formats: FLV, MPG, WMV, AVI, MPEG 4, 3GP and SWF. Alternatively can post your video to your local MTV office. Or you can drop off your video at one of the MAMA collection points in: South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania, Angola, DRC and Mozambique (see MAMAs website for details of drop-off dates and points).

All eligible video clips will be posted on the MTV Africa Music Awards with Zain website ( between September 22 and November 7, so that you can check them out, forward them to your friends and ultimately vote for your favourites. The winner of the My Video award will earn a VIP trip to Abuja, Nigeria with a friend to collect their award and attend the biggest party the continent has ever seen!

All entries must be received by MTV base no later than November 7. Entrants must be over 18 and currently a citizen of an African country. Entries must comply with MTV standards of taste and decency and Ofcom broadcasting regulations. For a complete list of rules and eligibility requirements please go to Terms & Conditions on