This years edition is scheduled for October 22nd, 2016 at the Ticket Pro Dome, Johannesburg, South Africa and Effyzzie’s lead act, Yemi Alade and South African hip-hop act Nasty C and alsoBabes Wodumo, are billed to take the stage.
Taking to their official twitter handle, MTV Base Africa tweeted “#MTVMAMA2016 |
The 2015 edition ended on a splendid note for Nigerian acts as P-Square took the Artist Of The Decade award and also Best Group Award. The Koko master D’banj, picked the MTV Evolution Award while Davido went home with African Best Male Artist, and Yemi Alade Best Female. Nominations for the 2016 edition would be announce in September but no specific date has been announced yet.
Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President and Managing Director Viacom International Media Networks Africa stated that they were trilled by the possible outcome of the event.
He said; “We are thrilled that the MTV Africa Music Awards will be taking place in Johannesburg, City of Gold, for the first time on October 22. We are looking forward to staging the largest awards show in Africa, in one of the continent’s most vibrant cities. Noted for its exciting youth culture and rich music scene, Joburg will make the perfect backdrop for our biggest MAMA ever.”