MTV Africa Music Awards is set to rock the Johannesburg stage later this month for the first time.
Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa and MTV Base (DStv channel 322) will once again highlight and celebrate musical talent, creativity and achievement at the sixth edition of the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA). Brought to you by Joburg Tourism in association with Absolut, the event will broadcast live on Saturday, 22 October 2016 (19h00) at Ticketpro Dome.
This year the MAMA will celebrate African talent across 17 award categories, including Best Male, Best Female, Best Song and Best Collaboration by Absolut. The contribution of artists from Portuguese and French-speaking Africa will also be recognised in the Best Lusophone and Best Francophone categories. Additional categories include the Africa Re-Imagined Award and Personality of the Year.
Alex Okosi, senior vice president and managing director of Viacom International Media Networks Africa says, “We are looking forward to staging the largest awards show in Africa, in one of the continent’s most vibrant cities. Famous for its exciting youth culture and rich music scene, Joburg will make the perfect backdrop for our biggest MAMA ever.”
Monde Twala, vice president of BET, Youth and Music, VIMN Africa added, “The sixth edition of the MAMA promises to be our biggest and most ambitious yet. All roads will lead to the TicketPro Dome for an explosive evening of spectacle and music, while millions of music fans will enjoy the broadcast. Our viewers are passionate about African music and achievement, and we look forward to channeling and conveying that passion to an international audience.”
First staged in 2008, the MTV Africa Music Awards has recognised the talent of musicians, achievers and personalities from across Africa, rewarding iconic artists and game-changers such as 2Face Idibia, Big Nuz, Cassper Nyovest, Davido, D’Banj, Flavour, Gangs of Ballet, HHP, Fally Ipupa, Liquideep, Mafikizolo, Lira, Nameless, Lupita Nyong’o, Clarence Peters, Diamond Platnumz, Anselmo Ralph, Sarkodie, P-Square, Tiwa Savage, Cabo Snoop, Toofan, Trevor Noah, Uhuru, Wahu, Yemi Alade, and many more.
For more information, visit MAMA.
Source and images: Total Exposure and MTV