Lighting up the MAMA stage on 22 October 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 (DStv channel 130) and MTV Base (DStv channel 322) from 8pm on 22 October (live Red Carpet show will be streamed HERE from 5:30pm.
Fresh from his recent collaboration with Drake, Wizkid is this year’s most nominated MAMA artist, with an incredible 6 nominations, including two nods for Song of the Year, plus the prestigious Artist of the Year, Best Male and Personality of the Year. East coast foursome Sauti Sol is not far behind with an amazing 4 nominations including Best Group, Artist 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 on MTV (DStv channel 130) and MTV Base (DStv channel 322) at 8pm on 22 October.
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.
The MTV Africa Music Awards Johannesburg 2016 is brought to you by Joburg Tourism in partnership with Absolut Vodka and Google and in association with MTN and DStv.
DStv and e.tv are the official South African TV media partners of the MTV Africa Music Awards Johannesburg 2016.