For the very first time ever, the MTVMAMAs will be hosted by 3 Ladies.
Nigerian contemporary artist, Yemi Alade will be MCing this year’s MTVMAMAs alongside South Africans Bonang Matheba and Nomzamo Mbatha.
With just a few hours away, the excitement is in the air and pretty much palpable!
Earlier today, Bonang Matheba was announced as the replacement host for Trevor Noah for the upcoming MTV Africa Music Awards.
The gorgeous radio presenter, entrepreneur and media darling has stepped up to the plate after Trevor Noah was unfortunately forced to withdraw due to ill health.
The news was officially announced by Trevor Noah on his Twitter account on 21 October 2016.
Nigerian singer Yemi Alade and South Africa actress and model Nomzamo Mbatha were also announced as co-hosts of the event.
MTVMAMAs 2016 To have All-Female Hosts
MTV Base Africa made the announcement today, Friday, October 21, 2016 at a press conference in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa, owners of MTV Africa, Alex Okosi confirmed the announcement.
Mr Alex Okosi said:
“We are thrilled that Bonang Matheba, one of Africa’s most inspiring and luminous media personalities, will be hosting the MTV Africa Music Awards on 22 October.
“With her extensive presenting experience, personal charm and beauty, Bonang is going to make a fabulous host for MAMA 2016.
“We look forward to an amazing awards show on 22 October with her at the helm.”
Okosi also expressed disappointment over Trevor Noah’s inability to host the event due to his health challenge.
He, however, wished him a speedy recovery.
This year’s MTVMAMAs will feature performances from African acts including Nasty C, Babes Wodumo, Kenya music group Sauti Sol, Cassper Nyovest, Alikiba.
Also billed to perform are Yemi Alade, Ycee, Wizkid, DJ Maphorisa, and C4 Pedro.
The MTV Africa Music Awards Johannesburg 2016 will air live on MTV (DStv channel 130) and MTV Base (DStv channel 322) from the Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg, on Saturday 22 October at 21:00 CAT.