Viacom has announced that MTV Africa Music Awards 2016 edition will now take place on October 22, 2016, at the Ticket Pro Dome, Johannesburg in South Africa.
This will be the third time that the prestigious Awards ceremony takes place in South Africa after Lagos and Nairobi hosting the three launching ceremonies.
Yemi Alade, (Nigeria) Nasty C (South Africa) and Babes Wodumo (South Africa) are a among the artists who will be perfoming at the event.
The nominations for the MAMA will be revealed in Johannesburg in September 22, 2016.
The shortlist will be based on the artists and musicians who have received airplay on the channel between 21 March 2015 and 23 August 2016.
Speaking while he announced the date, Viacom International’s Senior Vice President and Managing Director Alex Okosi said they were happy to to have the awards in Johannesburg.
‘We are thrilled that the MTV Africa Music Awards will be taking place in Johannesburg, City of Gold, for the first time on October 22. We are looking forward to staging the largest awards show in Africa, in one of the continent’s most vibrant cities’ Said Alex.
The award categories at the MAMA 2016 include:
1. Best Male
2. Best Female
3. Best Group
4. Best New Act in association with Absolut
5. Best Live Act
6. Best Collaboration
7. Best Hip Hop
8. Best Alternative
9. Best Francophone
12.Video of the Year
13.Artist of the Year
14.Artist of the Decade
15.Song of the Year
16.Personality of the Year
17.MTV Base Leadership Award