South African comedy legend and host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” Trevor Noah is heading home to host the sixth edition of the MTV Africa Music Awards Johannesburg 2016 (MAMA), Africa’s most prestigious music awards ceremony.
The host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show will preside over the live two-hour telecast at the Ticketpro Dome on Oct. 22, Viacom’s Viacom International Media Networks unit said Wednesday.
The MTV Africa Music Awards 2016 will broadcast live on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) and MTV (DStv Channel 130) on Saturday 22 October at 21:00 CAT. The show will also be transmitted worldwide on partner stations and content platforms from October onwards, while MTV channels around the world will broadcast a one-hour MAMA-themed MTV World Stage.
Nominees for the awards will be announced on Wednesday evening (September 21) in Johannesburg, and in Lagos on October 2. Nasty C, Babes Wodumo and Nigerian songstress Yemi Alade are just some of the artists who will be performing on the night.