MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs) 2021 Postponed

MTV Base has confirmed on social media

By  | Feb 05, 2021, 11:46 AM 

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MTV Base has announced that the 2021 MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs) that were set to take place in February, in Uganda, have been postponed.

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The awards were set to make a triumphant return this year after a break since 2016. “MTV Base is postponing the 2021 MTV Africa Music Awards. We will keep fans updated as we have more news," MTV wrote in a statement. At the moment it remains unclear as to why the awards have been postponed.
Grammy-winning producer, DJ Khaled was recently announced as the official host of the awards. “MTV has always been a great partner so I jumped at the opportunity to host this year’s Mamas,” he said. “I can’t wait to celebrate the incredible music that comes out of Africa, which has inspired me throughout my career.”

Bruce Gillmer, President of Music, Music Talent, Programming & Events for ViacomCBS Media Networks said with DJ Khaled having been announced as the host, they were certain that the event was going to be a success.

"Africa is home to some of the world's most dynamic talent and we're excited to spotlight these artists as the MAMAs broadcast in 180 countries
for the first time in MTV history,
he said. "With Grammy Award-winning powerhouse DJ Khaled at the helm, we're certain this will be an incredible, must-see global event."

The nominee's list featured talented African musicians including the likes of Burna Boy, Busiswa, Davido, Diamond Platnumz, Innoss’B, Kabza De Small, John Blaq, Master KG, Suspect 95, Sheebah, Soraia Ramos, Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade, and WizKid .

The awards aim to recognize and reward musicians, trailblazers, and those who are shining a light on the continent's diverse talent and creativity by instilling a positive impact on African music and youth culture over the previous year. 

This year they were set to feature vibrant performances from leading African and international artists and will also showcase some of the biggest cross-genre and cross-border collaborations.
Monde Twala, Senior Vice President & General Manager, VCNA, recently said, "It is an incredible honor to announce that the seventh MTV Africa The Pearl of Africa for the first time on February 20th, 2021. We are excited to bring this amazing showcase to audiences across the continent and globally with an innovatively re-imagined awards show and celebration. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, content production has embraced innovation as the new gold and we are excited to take Africa to the World and showcase its immense talent and culture as we stage the biggest music awards show on the continent."

We hope they will update us very soon with the latest developments.

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