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Noah said: “I’m a huge fan of African music and achievement, and it’s going to be a massive pleasure celebrating them both at the MTV Africa Music Awards 2016 in my own home town of Johannesburg.”
Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN Africa), said: “TrevorNoah is an outstanding entertainer, and testament to the amazing talent that Africa has to offer the world. To have him host the MAMA, our annual celebration of Africa music, creativity and achievement, is a powerful and inspiring message. We are delighted that our first ever show in Johannesburg will be presented by one of the city’s most loved and admired personalities.”
Noah will preside over the live two-hour telecast at the Ticketpro Dome on 22 October 2016. There will be performances by stand-out African stars like Alikiba, Babes Wodumo, Cassper Nyovest, Nasty C, Ycee and Yemi Alade.
MAMA 2016 will also stream online on www.mtvbase.com. Further performers are to be announced shortly.
Previous hosts of the MAMA include Wyclef Jean, Eve, Marlon Wayans, Anthony Anderson and Trevor Nelson.
Highlighting the “gold standard” in contemporary music, creativity and achievement, the MTV Africa Music Awards Johannesburg 2016 promises to be the biggest and best ever, with more than 15 000 fans expected to fill out the Ticketpro Dome for the joyous celebration.
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.