MTV Postpones MTV Africa Music Awards
MTV has postponed the much anticipated MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) which were scheduled for the 20th of February until further notice.
No reasons for the postponement of the MAMAs were given. MTV Africa and MTV Base announced the return of the continental flagship award show in November last year after having been halted for a couple of years.
Taking to Twitter MTV Base Africa, posted the recent developments,
“MTV Base is postponing the 2021 MTV Africa Music Awards. We will keep fans updated as we have more news.”
However, prior to the recent announcement, the MAMAs had already announced an epic performers line up list of some of the continent’s top artists which include, Nigerian’s Wizkid, Uganda’s Sheebah Karungi, Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz, South Africa’s Nasty C, Kenya’s Khaligraph Jones, Suspect 95 from the Ivory Coast, Cape Verde’s Soraia Ramos, and São Tomé and Príncipe’s Calema.
“The MAMAs are a global spotlight on African music and artists, and this lineup of incredible talent speaks to the tremendous power of music on our continent. This year’s show is dedicated to the youth of Africa, and we are committed to amplifying social change through music and culture and to elevating youth voices across our platforms,” said Monde Twala, Senior Vice President and General Manager ViacomCBS Networks Africa.
Moreso, the MAMAs are expected to celebrate African talent in more than 20 categories which include but not limited to, Best Male, Best Female, Best Song, Best Collaboration, Best Lusophone, Best Francophone, Generation Change Award, Best Fan Base, Alone Together Best Lockdown Performance and Personality of the Year.
The MAMAs will broadcast to MTV’s global audience in 180 countries, and air locally on MTV Base and MTV Africa. Grammy award-winning DJ and record executive, DJ Khaled will be the international co-host for this year’s MAMAs.
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