29 September 2016

Future headlines MAMAS

Visionary mixtape supremo and MAMA nominee Future is set to perform at MTV Africa Music Awards in Johannesburg, SA on 22 October.

Born Navyvadius Cash, in Atlanta, Georgia, Future is known for his signature melodic flow and authentic "street" sound.  The rapper first gained fame thanks to a series ofclassic mixtapes that gave light to his first single "Tony Montana", before notching up three number one album debuts on the Billboard 200 chart in just 7 months thanks to DS2 (2015), "What a Time to be Alive" (his 2015 collaboration with Drake), and EVOL (2016).

An amazing 2016 has seen Future's star rise higher than ever before thanks to the release of his critically acclaimed mixtape "Purple Reign", swiftly followed by the launch of his fourth solo album EVOL.  In March 2016, he completed his first, 22-date nationwide tour, then went on to win "Best Group" with Drake at the BET Awards 2016 for their collaboration "Jumpman", before scoring 10 nominations at the BET Hip Hop Awards 2016, and performing a riveting live rendition of "Commas' at the MTV VMAs in New York.  He is currently nominated in the "Best Hip Hop" category at the 2016 MTV EMAs, which will take place on 6 November.

Future joins previously announced African performers Diamond, Emtee, Kwesta, Patoranking Alikiba, Babes Wodumo, Cassper Nyovest, Nasty C, Ycee and Yemi Alade.