Award winning hip hop artist Asaph has been selected to represent Zimbabwe for the Listeners Choice Award at the upcoming MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) seventh edition to be staged in Uganda.
Asaph real name Tafadzwa Tarukwana, was shortlisted along with Zimdancehall icon Winky D, BET award winner and Amapiano queen Shasha, Gemma Griffiths and Jah Prayzah in December last year and will be up for different awards at the ceremony.
The iconic awards ceremony will be held virtually on the 20th of February in Kampala, Uganda and will broadcast on the MTV Base and MTV channels.
The Bulawayo based rapper will now vie for the Listeners Choice Award with 19 other artistes from across the continent such as Nigeria’s Tiwa Savage, Ghana’s Sarkodie, Focalistic and DBN Gogo both from South Africa.
The ‘mhoroi’ hitmaker who recently celebrated his 29th birthday, said although he was up against big names, he was optimistic that he would represent the country well at the MTV awards ceremony.
“This is big for me as an artiste, because the other artistes are big and they have been playing on MTV, the campaign that we put for my votes was pretty intense, and this means that I am now on the African stage and it means the only way is up right now”, said Asaph.tknews.