This year’s edition 2016 MTV MAMA awards will be going down on Saturday, October 22, 2016.
South African Hip-hop act Nasty C as well as South African singer Babes Wodumo of ‘Wololo’ fame are also acts billed to rock the MAMAs Jo’burg stage.
The previous edition of the awards held in Durban, South Africa saw Psquare winning Artist of the Decade, Best Group Award, D’banjwon MTV Evolution Award, Davido went home with African Best Male Artist, and Yemi Alade Best Female.
American rapper and Hip hop act Future has been announced as the international act to perform at the event.
Trevor Noah will be hosting the sixth edition of the awards.
The award categories at the MAMA 2016 include:
1. Best Male
2. Best Female
3. Best Group
4. Best New Act in association with Absolut
5. Best Live Act
6. Best Collaboration
7. Best Hip Hop
8. Best Alternative
9. Best Francophone
12.Video of the Year
13.Artist of the Year
14.Artist of the Decade
15.Song of the Year
16.Personality of the Year
17.MTV Base Leadership Award
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 gamechangers such as 2Face Idibia,, Davido, D’Banj, Flavour, Fally Ipupa, Liquideep, Mafikizolo among others.
The MTV Africa Music Awards 2016 will broadcast live on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) and MTV (DStv Channel 130) on Saturday October 22 at 21:00CAT. The show will also be transmitted worldwide on partner stations and content platforms from October onwards.