Funsho Arogundade

Despite all the controversies, Mavin Records leading lady, Tiwa Savage, is not giving up on her high budget video for ‘Wanted’, which dropped to much critical acclaim recently.

Dressed in a sexy all black shimmery catsuit, Tiwa for the first time gave fans a live feel of her ‘Wanted’ dance moves. Prior to her performance, she has said that some people didn’t want her to perform the song,”but I am giving it to you Dorofresh.”

Tiwa, who has a nomination for Best Female Act, also performed, Eminado and her remix of ‘Girlie O’ with Patoranking.

•Tiwa on stage

•Tiwa on stage

Hosted by MTV’s VJ, Ehiz, there were exciting performances from some of Nigeria’s hottest acts like Davido, Chidinma, Olamide, Phyno, KCee, and the Mavin crew featuring Tiwa Savage, Dr Sid, Afrodija and Korede.

They all thrilled guests as they danced and partied into the night. There was also a surprise performance by D’Banj who performed alongside Burna Boy as well as pulsating performances by the South African duo, Mafikizolo.

Making sure that the evening’s proceedings went with a bang were star MTV Base ”Mixology” DJs, DJ Humility and DJ Caise, and top turntablists DJ Spinall and DJ Obi.

Featuring contemporary artists and music that are making waves across the continent, Road To MAMA Nigeria has been criss-crossing the continent in the build up to the MAMA awards.  Previous editions have visited Durban, South Africa and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

The Lagos’ event was attended by Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President of Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa, Phillip Sithole, CEO, Durban Tourism and Akintayo Akinseloyin, Brand Manager, Absolut Nigeria.