The wait is finally over as organizers of the MTV Africa Music Awards have announced the date for this year’s edition. The announcement however comes with a major change.
The awards show which has for the past years been held in the beautiful city of Durban has a new destination and that’s none than the capital of South Africa, Johannesburg Gauteng!.
This is the first time the show will be held in Johannesburg.
The awards show is expected to hold on October 23 2016 at the Ticket Pro Dome.
Host and nominees for this yer’s awards show is yet to be announced. The nominations will be announced in two different cities including Johannesburg and Lagos.
MAMA 2016 will celebrate African talent across 17 award categories, including Best Male, Best Female, Best Song and Best Collaboration by Absolut. The contribution of artists from Portuguese and French-speaking Africa will also be recognised in the Best Lusophone and Best Francophone categories. Additional categories include the Africa Re-Imagined Award and Personality of the Year. The nominations for the awards will be revealed in September 2016.
Below is the list of categories for this year’s awards.
MAMA 2016 Award Categories
1. Best Male
2. Best Female
3. Best Group
4. Best New Act
5. Best Live Act
6. Best Francophone
7. Best Lusophone
8. Best Pop/Alternative
9. Best Hip Hop
10. Best International
11. Legend Award
12. Best Collaboration in association with Absolut
13. Video of the Year
14. Song of the Year
15. Artist of the Year
16. Personality of the Year
17. MTV Base Africa Re-Imagined Award