Trevor Noah will return to South Africa to host the sixth edition of the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA), which this year will take place in Johannesburg. The host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show will preside over the live two-hour telecast at the Ticketpro Dome on Oct. 22.
“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,” said Noah.
This year’s MAMA edition will feature performances from such African stars as Alikiba, Babes Woduma, Cassper Nyovest, Nasty C, Ycee and Yemi Alade, among others.
The MTV Africa Music Awards 2016 will air live on MTV Base and MTV in Africa. The show will also be shown worldwide on partner stations and content platforms starting in October, while MTV channels around the world will air a one-hour MAMA-themed edition of MTV World Stage.
Sauti Sol have bagged two nominations in this year’s MTV Africa Music Awards set for Johannesburg. This being the first round of nominations for the MAMAs