TX: Saturday, 22 October, 10:00PM
e.tv viewers will get a chance to watch the 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA). The awards will take place at the Ticketpro Dome on Saturday, 22 October at 9:00PM. e.tv will air the awards at 10:00PM.
The MTV Africa Music Awards Johannesburg 2016 celebrates musicians and achievers who have made the most impact on African culture over the past 12 months. The awards, which were established in 2008, by Viacom International Media Networks Africa, are a celebration of the most popular contemporary music across the African continent. e.tv is partnering with MTV to bring viewers this globally significant event for the third time this year.
“We are, once again excited to be partnering with MTV Base to bring millions of our diverse free- to- air viewers the MAMAs. The event offers a fantastic, rare glimpse into both the vibrant continental and global entertainment trends.” Says Marlon Davids, MD at e.tv Channels Division
The 2016 awards will be hosted by entrepreneur and media personality, Bonang Matheba. The multiple award winning Matheba is former MAMA nominee.
Previously hosted in KwaZulu-Natal, the awards will be hosted in Johannesburg for the first time. Music fans, artists, music industry insiders and media are expected to attend the live event at the Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg.
Commented Monde Twala, VP, BET, Youth & Music, Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN)Africa, “We are thrilled to partner with e.tv to bring this amazing awards ceremony to e.tv viewers – packed with stars, music, spectacle and world class performances and collaborations.”
The 2016 MAMA will celebrate 18 award categories, which includes categories such as Best Male, Best Female, Listener’s Choice and Best Group. Additional categories include the Africa Re-Imagined Award and Personality of the Year.
Viewers can look forward to African and international musicians. Award-winning American rapper, Future is set to join some of Africa’s best entertainers such as Alikiba, Babes Wodumo, Cassper Nyovest, Nasty C, Ycee, Yemi Alade, Diamond, Emtee, Kwesta and Patoranking.
AKA and Black Coffee are nominated in the Best Male category alongside Patoranking, Wizkid and Diamond. Gold medallist Caster Semenya and Pearl Thusi will compete against the likes of Linda Ikeji, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Wizkid in the Personality of the Year category. South African rap sensation, Emtee is nominated in the Best Hip Hop category.
Viewers will get the opportunity to watch the MAMA in HD quality on eHD on OpenView HD on Saturday, 22 October 2016 at 10:00PM
Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketpros.com and affiliated Ticketpro retailers and dealers.