MTV Africa Music Awards Come to Johannesburg for the First Time

The MTV Africa Music Awards 2016, brought to you by Joburg Tourism in association with Absolut will broadcast live from The Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg, South Africa on Saturday 22 October 2016. Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa and MTV Base (DStv channel 322) are once again highlighting the “gold standard” in music, creativity and achievement at the sixth edition of theMTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA).

MAMA 2016 will celebrate African talent across 17 award categories.

MAMA 2016 Award Categories

  1. Best Male
  2. Best Female
  3. Best Group
  4. Best New Act
  5. Best Live Act
  6. Best Francophone
  7. Best Lusophone
  8. Best Pop/Alternative
  9. Best Hip Hop
  10. Best International
  11. Legend Award
  12. Best Collaboration in association with Absolut
  13. Video of the Year
  14. Song of the Year
  15. Artist of the Year
  16. Personality of the Year
  17. MTV Base Africa Re-Imagined Award

Additional categories include the Africa Re-Imagined Award and Personality of the Year. The nominations for the awards will be revealed in September 2016.

Celebrating the pan-African scope of the MAMA, the awards will encompass two stunning Road to MAMA events featuring MAMA nominees and superstar DJs, to be held in Durban and Lagos.  Another much-anticipated element of MAMA 2016 will be a music industry workshop for aspiring musicians held on the day prior to the awards (21 October).

First staged in 2008, the MTV Africa Music Awards has recognised the talent of musicians, achievers and personalities from across Africa, rewarding iconic artists and game-changers such as 2Face Idibia, Big Nuz, Cassper Nyovest, 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 on wards, while MTV channels around the world will broadcast a one-hour MAMA-themed MTV World Stage. 



Distributed on behalf of MTV/MTV Base by Total Exposure