Organisers of the 2021 MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs) have announced the postponement of the continental music awards show.
The much anticipated music awards were scheduled to happen virtually on February 20, 2021 in Kampala, Uganda but according to MTV Base Africa, new dates for the event shall be communicated soon.
“MTV Base is postponing the 2021 MTV Africa Music Awards. We will keep fans updated as we have more news,” MTV Base Africa tweeted.
Several Ugandan music stars bagged nominations for the planned pan-African music awards show. Sheebah (Best Ugandan Act and Best Female Artiste), John Blaq (Best Breakthrough and Best Ugandan Act), B2C (Song of the Year), Eddy Kenzo (Best Fans Group), Pallaso (Listeners Choice), Spice Diana, Daddy Andre and Vinka in the Best Ugandan Act category.
No particular reasons at the time have been given for the postponement.
The awards which were first held in 2008, were last held in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2016. The other time the awards were held in East Africa was in 2009 in Nairobi, Kenya.