Ahead of the long awaited MAMAs that are happening in Uganda next month, MTV have announced the first bunch of the artists that will headline the performances at this year’s edition.
The list includes Nigerian megastar Wizkid, Uganda’s “swag mama” Sheebah Karungi, Tanzanian Diamond Platnumz, South African rapper Nasty C, Kenya’s Khaligraph Jones, Suspect 95 from the Ivory Coast, Cape Verde’s Soraia Ramos, and São Tomé and Príncipe’s Calema. The artists were confirmed to perform virtually.
The MTV MAMAs virtual show will be broadcasted to the MTV global audience in around 180 countries and will be air locally on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) and MTV Africa (DStv Channel 130) on 20 February 2021. The virtual event is dedicated to the youth of Africa and will showcase the best of Africa’s talent, culture and music to a global audience across 180 countries.
The awards will be co hosted by DJ Khaled, who is best known for his Hip Hop and R&B hit anthems like wild thoughts , I am the one and many others. This will be the first virtual MTV Awards of it’s kind and Uganda, The Pearl of Africa, will be the first to host the event .