Trevor Noah, the South African legendary comedian who is currently plying his trade in Hollywood is heading home to host the sixth edition of the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) Johannesburg 2016, Africa’s most prestigious music awards ceremony.
Eddy Kenzo is the only Ugandan nominated in the awards, which will also attract other Hollywood stars.
“I’m a huge fan of African music and achievement, and it’s going to be a massive pleasure celebrating them both at the MTV Africa Music Awards 2016 in my own home town of Johannesburg,” Noah, the host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show wrote about his ‘homecoming’.
Noah will preside over the live 2-hour telecast at the Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg on 22 October 2016, featuring performances from stand-out African stars like Alikiba, Babes Woduma, Cassper Nyovest, Nasty C, Ycee and Yemi Alade, MAMA 2016 will also stream online on www.mtvbase.com. Further performers include Tanzania’s Alikiba.
Previous hosts of the MAMA have included Wyclef Jean, Eve, Marlon Wayans, Anthony Anderson and Trevor Nelson.
Highlighting the ‘gold standard’ in contemporary music, creativity and achievement, The MTV Africa Music Awards Johannesburg 2016 promises to be the biggest and best ever, with more than 15,000 fans expected to fill out the Ticketpro Dome for the joyous celebration.
The definitive annual celebration of African and international talent and achievement, MAMA 2016 recognises and rewards 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 artistes along with the show’s signature cross-genre and cross-border collaborations.
The MTV Africa Music Awards Johannesburg 2016 will broadcast live on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) and MTV (DStv Channel 130) on Saturday October 22.
The show will also be transmitted worldwide on partner stations and content platforms from October onwards, while MTV channels around the world will broadcast a one-hour MAMA-themed MTV World Stage.