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UMA launches in Mauritius

Laura Beg is a Mauritian artist also nominated for the Mauritius Urban Music Awards 2021

Mauritius or as the French will call it Maurice is an island steeped in tradition. Located in the Indian Ocean about 2000 kilometers off the south-East coast of the African continent. Translated, it is basically Africa at its finest…The island of Mauritius was visited during the middle ages by the Arabs, then by the Portuguese who named it Dina Arobi and Cirne, respectively. The island was uninhabited until the Dutch Republic established a colony in 1638, with the Dutch naming the island after Prince Maurice van Nassau. Those clever Dutch are not only known for their wacky cakes in Amsterdam… pause…. Because I think there was some wacky cake interference as the Dutch colony was abandoned in 1710, and five years later, the island became a French colony and was named Isle de France.

The French got very excited due to its strategic position and referred to Mauritius as the “star and key” of the Indian Ocean. Well, as you might or might not know,  Mauritius is 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, Grays Inc, Swaff, and many more. The Mauritius Urban Music Awards is set to become the most talked-about annual music event in the island.

Jordan 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 is set to take place on the 30th of October 2021 at  La Vallee Village in Pamplemousse, Mauritius.

The nominees for the MUMA 2021 were recently announced through a unique 5-year partnership with the 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, 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.

Here are the official nominees for the Mauritius Urban Music Awards 2021:

MUMA – Best Music Video 2021
BiggFrankii – ZenfanLakazTol
Helix Dynasty – Mo Pou Fight
Mootia – Elijah &LinzyBacbotte
Blakkayo – Mo Solo ft. Vergino
ANONYM – Danzere
Alain Ramanisum – Rodrigues
Justice –BizinTwa Mo Baba

MUMA – Best Event in Mauritius
Red Cup Party Mauritius
Tomorrow Island
Mystik Beach Festival
RM Event
N Baz Event
Lakaz de l’année
Pure Event
Kaz’out Festival

MUMA – Best Entertainer 2021
Big Frankii
Alain Ramanisum
Marco Rebet& MSY

MUMA – Best Night Club in Mauritius

Les Enfant Terribles
Big Willy’s
Safari Bar
Saxo Beach Club

MUMA – Best Single 2021

Blakkayo “Oh Lord”
Mr Love ft DJ EjilenFaya “Fizionel”
Helix Dynasty – Mo Pou Fight (ft.So’Fresh, Tazou& Yohan)
BiggFrankii – ZenfanLakazTol
CindiaAmerally – “Monn Love”
Cross The Border – Justice feat Kumar
Lion Vibe – Laventir Parfait
MadiiMadii – LAVI

MUMA – Best Male Act 2021

Big Frankii
Natty Gong
Mr. Love
Jason lejuste
Warren Permall

MUMA – Best DJ
DJ Wayn
Avi S
DJ EjilenFaya
David Jay
Shehzad K
DJ Donovan
Jimmy Gassel
Dj Dark
Jordan dj
Nick William
Emmanuel Savannah

MUMA – Best Singer/Songwriter 2021

MurvinClelie (The prophecy)
Denis Larose
Justice Lecoq
Big Frankii
Denis Fricot
Jason Heerah

MUMA – Best Seggae Act
The Prophecy
Natty Gong
Ras Natty Baby
Maroon Brothers
Real Rasta
Ras Minik
Ras Zen

MUMA – Best Sega Act 2021

Desire Francois
Alain Ramanisum
Clarel Armelle
Julien Verloppe
Linzi Bacbotte
Warren Permall

MUMA – Best Group 2021
Jerry N the Resistance
The Prophecy
Bhojpuri Boys
Otentik Groove

MUMA – Best Radio Station 2021
NRJ Maurice
Top FM
Radio One
Radio Plus
Best FM
Wazaa FM

MUMA – Best Radio Show 2021
Vendredi tout est permis avec Flo (NRJ Maurice)
Allô Maurice with Brandon and Ton Simon (Radio Plus)
le Champion de midi with Brandon (Radio Plus)
Samedi Fiesta with Didier (Radio Plus)
Le Wake-Up Show with RjLouannaLodoïska And Rj Yannick (Radio One)
ZweSa La Misik with Rj Mario (Radio One)
Mast Morning Show (Best FM)
Island Waves (Best FM)
Nou chart Local avec Ryan (Top FM)
Saturday Mix with Nevin (Top FM)
Weetabix Breakfast Show (Top FM)
Wazaa Maurice with Alain, Nishi and Maesh (Wazaa FM)
The Wow Show with Guillaume (Wazaa FM)
Feel Good Weekend with Alain (Wazaa FM)
La playlist de 15h a 19h avec Sophie (NRJ Maurice)

MUMA – Best Artist in Mauritius & Rodrigues
Big Frankii
Jason Heerah
MadiiMadii& Jason Le Boucher
Alain Ramanisum
The Prophecy

MUMA – Best Newcomer 2021
Justice Lecoq
Lyon Vibe
Marco Rebet & MSY
Mr. Drespoir
Lyon Man
Tii Dams

MUMA – Best Female Act 2021

La Nikita
Linzy Bacbotte
Cindia Amerally
Laura Beg
Jane Ray
Melanie Pérès
Yvette Dantier

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