Lighting up the MAMA stage on October 22 with dazzling live performances will be Nigerian AfroBeat giant Wizkid, Angolan “Kizomba” icon C4 Pedro, Kenyan AfroPop supergroup Sauti Sol, and legendary South African “House” DJ and producer, DJ Maphorisa – as they all head to Johannesburg to perform at MTV Africa Music Awards Johannesburg 2016.
The MTV Africa Music Awards Johannesburg 2016 will broadcast live from the Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg on MTV and MTV Base from 21:00 CAT on 22 October (live Red Carpet show will be streamed on www.mtvbase.com from 18:30 CAT).
Fresh from his recent collaboration with Drake, Wizkid is this year’s most nominated MAMA artiste, with an incredible six nominations, including two nods for Song of the Year, plus the prestigious Artiste of the Year, Best Male and Personality of the Year. East coast foursome Sauti Sol is not far behind with an amazing four nominations including Best Group, Artiste of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Collaboration (for “Unconditionally Bae” featuring Alikiba).
C4 Pedro is going head-to-head against the continent’s best Portuguese-speaking artists in the Best Lusophone category, where he is pitched against fellow countrymen NGA and Preto Show, alongside Mozambique’s Lizha James and Nelson Frietas (Cape Verde). Uhuru alumnus DJ Maphorisa, who has been hitting the headlines recently for his co-production credit on Drake’s “One Dance”, is back in the spotlight for his solo achievements at this year’s awards, notching up two nominations, for Song of the Year and Best Collaboration, for “Soweto Baby”, featuring Wizkid.
Wizkid, DJ Maphorisa, C4 Pedro and Sauti Sol join previously announced African performers Diamond, Emtee, Future, Kwesta, Patoranking Alikiba, Babes Wodumo, Cassper Nyovest, Nasty C, Ycee and Yemi Alade for the uplifting telecast, broadcasting live from the Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg.
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 music lovers partying up a storm at the Ticketpro Dome for this spectacular showcase.
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 artists along with the show’s signature cross-genre and cross-border collaborations.