Posted by Ticketstroom – 21 October 2016

We are counting down hours until the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) set The Dome on fire. Having been established in 2008, this year will be the 6th edition of these prestigious awards. The awards were formed in recognition of African stars who make a huge impact in the music industry. The award ceremony has 18 categories ranging from: the best male, best female, best song and more.

The 2016 MAMA awards were supposed to be hosted by South African comedian and host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show”, Trevor Noah. However the US based comedian has had to cancel, suffering from a severe respiratory and ear infection. MTV have moved on to confirm that Noah’s replacement is set to be none either then Bonang “Queen-B” Matheba. After the announcement, Bonang tweeted about her excitement, promising her fans an amazing presentation.

Trevor Noah's letter to the MAMA 2016 (Photo: MTV Base Facebook Page)

Trevor Noah’s letter to the MAMA 2016 (Photo: MTV Base Facebook Page)

The 6th edition of the awards promise to be the best in making history in one night! Headlining the event will be award-winning Hip Hop superstar, MAMA 2016 nominee (Best International Act) and mesmerising live performer, Future. Following his performance at the MAMA award show, as a bonus for fans, Future will stage an extra live performance, where he’ll be reprising fan favourites.

Other live performances will arise from African soil with the likes of Alikiba, Cassper Nyovest, Nasty C, Babes Wodumo and many more. The MAMA awards will host more than 15 000 fans at The Dome.  Fans who will not be able to attend the awards ceremony Can catch them live on MTV Base and MTV on DStv this Saturday at 21:00.

MAMA 2016 (Photo: MTV Base Africa Facebook Page)

MAMA 2016 (Photo: MTV Base Africa Facebook Page)

Nominations have been finalised and this years’ ceremony made it accessible for fans to vote for their favourite songs and acts on Google website and App. Fans were granted 5 votes per category per day, this was made possible through the partnership with Google. The MAMA Johannesburg 2016 is brought to you by Jo’burg Tourism in partnership with Absolut Vodka and Google, in association with MTN and DStv.

Do not miss out on this event, either get your tickets ready or watch it live, and you can be updated live as the event unfolds on our Twitter account @Ticketstroom. Visit our website for more upcoming events!

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