The MAMA’s are coming to Joburg and I couldn’t be happier! While Durban is great and it’s fun to have a change of scenery when it comes to these things, Durban was becoming a little played out (no shade).
As boring as it seems to host everything in Joburg, you can’t deny the fact that Joburg is where it’s at. And even when you host events in other cities, most of the Joburg social scene just flies in for the weekend and it becomes Joburg in Cape Town or Joburg in Durban.
Seeing as ordinary Joburgers have been denied the opportunity to attend most of these awards shows, come 22 October, the sixth edition of the MAMA’s is going to be lit! 💃🏾
There has also been a lot of online hype (naturally) via the MTV Twitter and Instagram accounts for each region (Africa, South, West, East) as well as a dedicated MAMA’s account which has been sending shout outs to artists who they say have achieved the #MAMAGoldStandard.
Rumor has it that the nomination party will be taking place in Jozi sometime next week and I have my guesses about which artist are going to score nominations (in addition to those online shout outs). Categories include Best Collaboration (sponsored by MTV’s official partner for the 2016 show, Absolut) Best Song, Best Female, Best Male, Best Francophone and Beat Lusophone in addition to Personality of the Year and the Africa Re-Imagined Award.
I think we can expect to see the likes of Diamond Platinumz, Zonke Dikana, Yemi Alade, Burna Boy and AKA on the nominee list alongside the night’s confirmed performers Cassper Nyovest, Ali Kiba and YCee.
I am also mad excited to see Nasty C and Babes Wodumo take the stage either on the night of the awards or at one of the #RoadToMAMAs parties/experiences that are set to take place in the lead up to 22 October. There will be one going down next weekend in Durban as well as cities in other African countries such as Nigeria’s Lagos. You can follow the MAMAs online for more info.
MTV MAMAs 2016 tickets are already on sale and can be purchased online at Ticketpro or by clicking here. I hope I’ll get to see you guys there. 😉
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