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MTV Africa awards postponed

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.

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Nigerian pair in Kids’ Choice Awards

Child comedienne Emmanuella and popular musician Davido, both from Nigeria, have been nominated for the 31st Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards.

Award nominees Davido and Emmanuella

Emmanuella and Davido are nominees in the international award category of Favourite African Star. The other African nominees are: Eddy Kenz (Uganda), Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania), Cassper Nyovest (South Africa) and Caster Semenya (South Africa).

This is the first time Emmanuella has been nominated. The seven-year-old, who recently hinted to fans she will be featuring in a Disney movie soon, hosted the maiden edition of NickFest Nigeria in November 2017, alongside media personality Ik Osakioduwa.

The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards will be held in California on March 24 and aired live on Nickelodeon, available in Africa via DStv channel 305, and Nick Toons, on DStv channel 308. It will be hosted by John Cena.

Alex Okosi, executive VP and MD of Viacom International Media Networks Africa, said: “The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards offer a platform for African stars to be recognised for their excellence in their various talents including, music, sport and television by kids all over the globe.

“We are delighted to feature the continent’s highly talented nominees in the Favorite African Stars category where Black Coffee is nominated for the Favorite Global Music Star category alongside international counterparts.”

Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards is an annual award show that honours the year’s biggest TV, music and movie acts as voted by Nickelodeon viewers.

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