Comedian and The Daily Show hist Trevor Noah will be coming back to Mzansi to host the 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards (Mamas). Taking to Twitter on Wednesday morning, Noah shared his excitement at the news.
— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) September 21, 2016
“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,” Noah said.
Mamas will celebrate talent across 18 award categories, including Best Male, Best Female and Best Collaboration. Additional categories include the Africa Re-Imagined Award and Personality of the Year.
The live event, set to take place at the Ticketpro dome in October, will feature live performances from Yemi Alade, Nasty C, Babes Wodumo, Ycee, Alikiba and Cassper Nyovest.
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The nominations for the awards will be announced tonight in Johannesburg and Lagos, Nigeria, on October 2.
The ceremony is set to be broadcast live on MTV Base (Dstv Channel) and MTV Base (DStv Channel 322).