The 14th edition of the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs), which was scheduled to take place on February 20 in Kampala, has been postponed.
The event showcases African culture, music and creativity and was due to take place virtually due to complications arising from the coronavirus pandemic. No reason was given for the postponement and no specific date has been disclosed for when the award is likely to return.
A statement from ViacomCBS, the US-based media organisation behind the event, reads: “MTV Base is postponing the 2021 MTV Africa Music Awards. We will keep fans updated as we have more news.”
Grammy-winning DJ and record executive DJ Khaled was to be the international host for the event while African artistes nominated for awards include Burna Boy, Calema, Diamond Platnumz, Master KG, Davido, Tiwa Savage and Wizkid.
The MTV Africa Music Awards has recognised the talent of musicians and personalities from across Africa, including 2Face Idibia, AKA, Anselmo Ralph, Big Nuz, Cassper Nyovest, Clarence Peters, Cabo Snoop, Davido, D’Banj, Diamond Platnumz, Flavour, Lira, Lupita Nyong’o, Mafikizolo Nameless, P-Square, Sarkodie, Tiwa Savage, Toofan, Trevor Noah, Uhuru, Wahu, Wizkid, Yemi Alade and others.