The Arrival of The MTV Africa Music Awards 2016



The MTV Africa Music Awards was conceived and created by the SVP and MD of the Network in Africa, Alex Okosi  in 2005.

Before MAMA African artists were awarded an MTV Europe Music Award voted by MTV Base Africa viewers for Best African artist in the 2006 and 2007 MTV Europe Music Awards. The first awards show was held at the Velodrome, Abuja in Nigeria on 22 November 2008 and was broadcast around the world on November 29 in conjunction with Airtel and local television channels in Africa.The show was hosted by Trevor Nelson.

The awards were preceded by four concerts celebrating the musicians nominated for the awards. There were concerts featuring international and local nominees, which took place in Johannesburg, South Africa on November 5, Nairobi, Kenya on November 9, the Democratic Republic of the Congo on November 13 and Lagos, Nigeria on November 15, 2008. The Award categories included Artist of the Year, Best Alternative, Best Female, Best Group, Best Hip-Hop, Best Live Performance, Best Male, Best New Act, Best R&B, Video of the Year and the MY Video Award which allows viewers to make their own version of a music video.

The 2009 event was hosted by Nairobi, Kenya at the Moi International Sports Center, On the 10th of October 2009 and will Broadcast on the 17th of October 2009 on MTV base Africa.The 2010 MTV Africa Music Awards saw MTV change some award categories to better reflect the music of the entire continent, hence creating awards for Best Anglophone, Best Sousaphone and Best Francophone artists. The 2010 Awards will take place at the Eko Expo Hall, Lagos on 11 December 2010 and will broadcast around the world on MTV media platforms including MTV base (DStv Channel 322)and partner stations in Africa.

 After a 3-year hiatus, Viacom International Media Networks Africa announced that the MTV Africa Music Awards KwaZulu-Natal supported by Absolute would return on 7 June 2014. The event took place at the ICC, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. The fifth edition of the MAMA took place in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal on 18 July 2015.
           Now enough of the story the sixth edition of the MTV Africa music video awards is here and yes we are going to Johannesburg South-Africa at the Ticket Pro Dome  on the 22nd of October ,Though i  wished it was in Nigeria  but any ways it still Africa  The Host has not being decided yet,maybe its me LOL!!! .
   As usual the categories are as stated below
  • Artist of the Year
  • Best Male
  • Best Female
  • Best New Act
  • Best Group
  • Best Live Act
  • Best Francophone
  • Best Lusophone
  • Best Pop/Alternative
  • Best Hip Hop
  • Best International
  • Legend Award
  • Best Collaboration in association with Absolute
  • Video of the Year
  • Song of the Year
  • Artist of the Year
  • Personality of the Year
  • MTV Base Africa Re-Imagined Award     
And yes awaiting my favorite category best new act looking up to whose going to join the like of  Patorankingfire,

Stanley Enow
and yes my baby mo'cheddah
and the boss Naeto-C first winner ever in this Category

 So Africa stand and lets cheer .......MAMA IS HERE!!!!

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