24 August 2016

Come To MAMA 2016

MTV Base is at it again highlighting the "gold standard" in music, creativity and achievement at the sixth edition of the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA).  The MAMA's 2016, brought to you by Joburg Tourism in association with Absolut will broadcast live from The Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg, South Africa on Saturday 22 October 2016.

Prepare for an annual celebration of African and international talent and achievement, MAMA 2016 recognises and rewards musicians and achievers who have made an 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 17 award categoriesincluding Best MaleBest Female, Best Song and Best Collaboration by Absolut. 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 September 2016.

Celebrating the pan-African scope of the MAMA, the awards will encompass two stunning Road to MAMA events featuring MAMA nominees and superstar DJs, to be held in Durban and Lagos.  Another much-anticipated element of MAMA 2016 will be a music industry workshop for aspiring musicians held on the day prior to the awards (21 October).

The MTV Africa Music Awards 2016 will broadcast live on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) and MTV (DStv Channel 130) on Saturday 22 October at 21:00 CAT. The show will also be transmitted worldwide on partner stations and content platforms from October onwards, while MTV channels around the world will broadcast a one-hour MAMA-themed MTV World Stage
For more information on the 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards, visit  www.mtvbase.com,  www.mtv.co.za or http://mama.mtv.com
MAMA 2016 Award Categories

1.     Best Male
2.     Best Female
3.     Best Group
4.     Best New Act
5.     Best Live Act
6.     Best Francophone
7.    Best Lusophone
8.     Best Pop/Alternative
9.     Best Hip Hop
10.   Best International
11.   Legend Award
12.   Best Collaboration in association with Absolut
13.   Video of the Year
14.   Song of the Year
15.   Artist of the Year
16.    Personality of the Year
17.    MTV Base Africa Re-Imagined Award