Mauritius saw the launch of the MUMA, it’s own annual version of one of the most successful music awards ceremony franchises in the world, the Urban Music Awards. Mauritius regarded as the ultimate travel destination because of its pristine beaches and amazing atmosphere but what the world might not know until is now is that the island is blessed with an amazing array of talent. From Sega to Seggae, HipHop, to Singer/Songwriters that can sing out your favorite singer to the back of the bus. Creole is the way to get on but worry not if you can say “Bonzour, Mo kontan monne zwin u Mo kontan finn zwin u” with a smile you will be let into a world of music and a genre that is filled with passion. Passion is a word that spawned the Urban Music Awards in the late ’90s and our expansion globally to 14 countries from the UK, USA, Jamaica, Cameroon, to now Mauritius adding to the list of our consistent expansion. The UMA is proud to launch the annual awards ceremony here in Mauritius as the MUMA short for Mauritius Urban Music Awards.
As always, MUMA follows a tradition we spearheaded 18 years ago. The music fans are fully in control of who is nominated and who wins in each category. With sponsors such as Crocs Mauritius, Dechavel, Z Phone, and many more. The Mauritius Urban Music Awards is set to become the most talked-about annual music event on the island.
J. Kensington, President/Founder of the Urban Music Awards commented “We are proud to launch the UMA’s here in Mauritius. Our main aim for MUMA is to expose Mauritius talent to a worldwide audience. This has been our goal with urban music in the ’90s to make it the number 1 music genre in the world which we did, to make artists profitable, and to usher in a structure for the next generation. We did this in Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, the USA, South America, and much more. Our goal is to do the same here in Mauritius. Music has a way of touching us and releasing a range of different emotions and language is never a barrier when it comes to talent”
The Mauritius Urban Music Awards took place on the 30th of October 2021 at La Vallee Village in Pamplemousse, Mauritius with host of VIP’s in attendance.
The nominees for the MUMA 2021 were announced several months ago on multicultural social network platform Mokingo. Music fans, can register, create a profile, and vote for their favorite acts via Mokingo. The platform which is available via Apple stores, Google Play, and online via www.mokingo.com, allows users to also interact and share content as well as use the phone, video call, and messaging system to keep in touch with full Platimum security.
All voting was done by the public and the winners with the highest votes as voted for on Mokingo.com were announced. Highlights on the night were the legendary group, Cassiya & Desire Francois picking up the Lifetime Achievement Award 2021.
Preparations are already on the way for the second annual MUMA 2022 which is back next year on the 30th of October 2022.
Here are the official winners for the Mauritius Urban Music Awards 2021:
MUMA 2021 Winners List
Best Music Video 2021
Elijah & Linzy Bacbotte “Mootia”
Best Event in Mauritius 2021
Lakaz de l’Annee
Best Entertainer 2021
Best Nightclub 2021
Best Single 2021
Cindia Amerally – “Monn Love”
Best Male Act 2021
Best DJ 2021
Best Singer/Songwriter 2021
Best Seggae Act 2021
Best Sega Act 2021
Best Group 2021
Best Radio Station 2021
Best Radio Show 2021
Weetabix Breakfast Show (Top FM)
Best Artist in Mauritius & Rodrigues 2021
Best Newcomer 2021
Best Female Act 2021
Lifetime Achievement Award 2021
Outstanding Contribution to Music 2021
Ras Natty Baby