MTV Africa Music Awards to mark Nelson Mandela's birthday

Made from 20 pounds of 99.999 pure gold, the casts include three life size impressions of Mandela's hands and two others of his palm and fist, cast by Harmony Gold Mining in 2002.

The 2015 awards show will be broadcast live from Durban, South Africa on July 18, the day the former president and Nobel laureate was born.

Now in its fifth year, the MTV Africa Music Awards show has grown into one of MTV's biggest international events and although a host is yet to be announced, the event promises to be a true representation and celebration of the best contemporary music emanating from the continent. 

As in earlier years, the 2015 show will be held at the Durban International Convention Centre.