As anticipation builds for the MTV Africa Music Awards Johannesburg 2016 (MAMA), MTV Base (DStv channel 322) has revealed that fast-rising Nigerian Hip-Hop artist, Ycee will join Yemi Alade,Cassper Nyovest, Alikiba to perform at the glittering, sixth edition of the pan-African awards show.
The MTV Africa Music Awards Johannesburg 2016, brought to you by Joburg Tourism in partnership with Absolut Vodka and Google and in association with MTN and DStv, will take place at The Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg, South Africa, on Saturday 22 October 2016.
Below are the list of categories at the MAMAs 2016:
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
Few things to expect this year at the awards are;
- The “gold standard” in contemporary music, creativity and achievement.
- MAMA 2016 will celebrate African talent across 18 award categories, including Best Male, Best Female, Listener’s Choice and Best Group.
- The ceremony will feature stunning performances from African and international artists along with the show’s signature cross-genre and cross-border collaborations.
- From West Africa, YCEE | Simi | Patoranking and others are set to headline Lagos’s annual Road to MAMA party, taking place this year at the Hard Rock Cafe, Lagos on Sunday 2 October.
- MTV Base will be revealing nominees in 7 different MAMA categories, including Best Female, Video of the Year and Artist of the Year.
- Highlights of Road to MAMA – Lagos will air on MTV Base (DStv channel 322) in October 2016.
First staged in 2008, the MTV Africa Music Awards has recognized the talent of musicians, achievers and personalities from across Africa, rewarding iconic artists and game changers such as 2Face Idibia, Big Nuz, Davido, D’Banj, Flavour, Gangs of Ballet, HHP, Fally Ipupa, Liquideep, Mafikizolo, Lira, Nameless, Lupita Nyong’o, Clarence Peters, Diamond Platnumz, Anselmo Ralph, Sarkodie, P-Square, Tiwa Savage, Cabo Snoop, Toofan, Trevor Noah, Zebra & Giraffe, Uhuru, Wahu, Yemi Alade, and many more.
The MTV Africa Music Awards 2016 will broadcast live on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) and MTV (DStv Channel 130) on Saturday 22 October 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.