What to expect from MTV MAMAS 2016

The MTV Africa Music Awards (also known as the MAMAs) was established in 2008 by MTV Networks Africa (now Viacom International Media Networks Africa ) to celebrate the most popular contemporary music in Africa.

This year’s ceremony which would be taking place on the 22nd of October, 2016 promises to be exceptional as Wizkid, DJ Maphorisa, C4 Pedro and Kenya music group Sauti Sol join the rich line-up of music stars to perform at the MAMA 2016.

They join the likes of Yemi Alade, Ycee, Cassper Nyovest and Alikiba to light up the Ticket Pro Dome stage in, Johannesburg, South Africa.

American rapper and Hip hop act Future has been announced as the international act to perform at the event.

Trevor Noah will be hosting the sixth edition of the awards.

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

10.Best Lusophone

11.Best International

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