12 September 2016

Cassper Nyovest, YCEE & Alikiba set to “Fill up the Dome” at the MAMA’s

As anticipation builds for the MTV Africa Music Awards Johannesburg 2016 (MAMA), MTV Base (DStv channel 322) has revealed that South African Hip-Hop "game changer" Cassper Nyovest, Tanzanian Bongo Flava star Alikiba and fast-rising Nigerian Hip-Hop artist Ycee will perform at the glittering, sixth edition of the pan-African awards show.

Echoing his 2015 triumph, forrmer MAMA winner Nyovest (Best Hip Hop, MAMA 2015) will take to the stage at the Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg, alongside MAMA newcomers YCEE and Alikiba.  They join previously announced performers Yemi Alade, Nasty C and Babes Wodumo as the MAMA is staged for the first time ever in Johannesburg. 

The definitive annual celebration of African and international talent and achievement, MAMA 2016 recognises and rewards musicians and achievers who have made the most impact on African music and youth culture over the previous year. The ceremony will feature stunning performances from African and international artists along with the show's signature cross-genre and cross-border collaborations

MAMA 2016 will celebrate African talent across 18 award categories, including Best Male, Best Female, Listener's Choice and Best Group. The contribution of artists from Portuguese and French-speaking Africa will also be recognised in the Best Lusophone and Best Francophone categories. Additional categories include the Africa Re-Imagined Award and Personality of the Year. The nominations for the awards will be revealed in two parts: on 21 September in Johannesburg, and in Lagos on 2 October.