The MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs) are back! And for the first time in its history will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa. The glitzy ceremony will reportedly take place at the Northgate Ticketpro Dome on October 22 and will feature some of the biggest artists from the continent.
The award ceremony, popularly known as the MAMAs, has previously been held in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. The decision to move the event from the coast to the heart of South Africa was announced at a press conference in Johannesburg on Tuesday attended by the likes of Babes Wodumo, Tresor, Khuli Chana, Kwesta, Mafikizolo and Nasty C.
Speaking about the decision to move the event to Johannesburg, rapper Kwesta said that the city is a special place for artists to draw inspiration from.
“The city affects pretty much every single thing we do. There are not a lot of places in the world that you find such diversity, such diverse food and culture. These are the things that artists draw from. The city has directly impacted on my career- every good song you’ve heard from me is from and inspired by Joburg. It’s a beautiful thing,” he said.
But eager fans will have to wait a little longer to find out which stars will be gracing the MAMAs stage this year. Event’s organisers have promised they will reveal the performers over the next few weeks, with the announcement of nominees to be held in Johannesburg and Lagos, Nigeria. It was also announced at the event that rapper Khuli Chana will soon be releasing a collaboration album called One Source. – timeslive.co.za