Chuck D at MTV Africa Music Awards
Published 13/12/2010 | 12:16
Public Enemy's Chuck D made an appearance at the MTV Africa Music Awards, leading a group rendition of Fight The Power.
The rapper paid tribute to Nigerian Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti, and recognised the tradition of music being used to fight injustice.
He said: "You have everything you need right here. Recognise your legends, recognize your history."
Among the prize winners winners was Fally Ipupa, a singer from the Democratic Republic of the Congo who received the best video award for his song Sexy Dance. US rapper Eminem won best international artist, but did not attend the event.
During the ceremony held in Lagos, Nigerian singer 2 Face, known for his catchy, fast-paced pop song Implication, claimed both the artist of the year and best male performer awards. He also dominated during a live performance, throwing himself into the crowd and running away from two scantily clad dancers dressed as police officers.
"One love to Nigeria," the artist said as he held the golden MTV award, to the applause of the audience. His singing often includes words in the Yoruba language, heard throughout southwestern Nigeria.
MTV's regional music channel MTV Base reaches 48.5 million viewers across sub-Saharan Africa via satellite and local television stations.