MTVBase announces MAMA 2016

MTVBase announces MAMA 2016

…Event to hold October 22

…Venue is The Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg

”We are thrilled that the 2016 MTV Africa Music Award, MAMA will be taking place in Johannesburg for the first time on October 22. we are looking forward to staging the largest awards show in Africa, in one of the continent’s most vibrant cities. Noted for its exciting youth culture and rich music scene, Joburg will make the perfect backdrop for the biggest MAMA ever.” said Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Viacom Media Networks Africa as he announced the sixth edition of the MTV Africa Music Awards, MAMA.

Alex Okosi at the announcement event

MAMA 2016 will recognize and celebrate musicians and achievers who have made the most impact on African music and youth culture over the previous year. The ceremony will feature stunning performances from African and International artists along with the show’s signature cross- genre and cross border collaborations.

Alex Okosi takes questions

MAMA will celebrate African talent across 17 categories. The nominations for the award will be revealed in September. The categories include

  1. Best Female
  2. Best Male
  3. Best group
  4. Best New Act
  5. Best Live Act
  6. Best Francophone
  7. Best Lusophone
  8. Best Pop/Alternative
  9. Best Hip Hop
  10. Best International
  11. Legend Award
  12. Best Collaboration in association with absolut
  13. Video of the year
  14. Song of the year
  15. Artist of the year
  16. Personality of the year
  17. MTVBase Africa re-imagined award

Former winners of the MAMA awards include 2Face Idibia, D’banj, Cassper Nyvest, Davido, Flavour, Fally Ipupa, Liquideep, Mafikizolo, Tiwa Savage among others.

Showman Ehis

The MTVBase Africa Music Award will be broadcast live from The Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg, on MTVBase (DStv Channel 322) and MTV (DStv Channel 130) at 20:00 on Saturday October 22, 2016.





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