It is confirmed South African comedy legend and host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show”, Trevor Noah will be heading home to be the official host of the sixth edition of the MTV Africa Music Awards in Johannesburg. This ceremony which is hitherto Africa’s most prestigious music awards will be taking place on October 22, 2016.
Commenting on the event, Trevor Noah told of how he is a huge fan of African music and achievement. Furthermore, he promised, “it’s going to be a massive pleasure celebrating all this at the MTV Africa Music Awards 2016 in my own home town of Johannesburg.”
According to Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN Africa), “Trevor Noah is an outstanding entertainer, and testament to the amazing talent that Africa has to offer the world. To have him host the MAMA, our annual celebration of Africa music, creativity and achievement, is a powerful and inspiring message. We are delighted that our first ever show in Johannesburg will be presented by one of the city’s most loved and admired personalities.”
Noah will preside over the live 2-hour telecast at the Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg on October 22, 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 http://www.mtvbase.com. Further performers are to be announced on a later date.
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. Tickets for the awards are on sale now via http://www.ticketpros.co.za
The definitive annual celebration of African and international talent and achievement, MAMA 2016 purposes to recognize and reward 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.
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 at 21:00 CAT. 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.