With only 48 hours to go and counting, the sixth installment of the Mama Awards will be dazzling Joburgers, for the very first time.
The much anticipated awards go down on Saturday October 22 at TicketPro Dome, and if my whistling bird has it correct, this will be an epic affair, stru!
Why, you may ask- because the world’s famous Hip Hop star Future is landing along his entourage.
Despite nominated in the Best International Act category, he will give a live show-stopper of a show that will include hits such as Turn on the Lights, Same Damn Time and Stick Talk, among others.
On Friday, a press conference and cocktail party will be held to interact with the stars and sponsors in Sandton, according to the organizers.
Future joins African performers Diamond, Emtee, Kwesta, Patoranking Alikiba, Babes Wodumo, Cassper Nyovest, Nasty C, Ycee and Yemi Alade.
Also, to spice up the ceremony our own comedy legend and host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show Trevor Noah will host the two-hour showpiece. Expect to be on your stitches, you’ve been warned!
Here are the 17 award categories for 2016:
1. Best Male
2. Best Female
3. Best Group
4. Best New Act in association with Absolut
5. Best Live Act
6. Best Collaboration
7. Best Hip Hop
8. Best Alternative
9. Best Francophone
10. Best Lusophone
11. Best International
12. Video of the Year
13. Artist of the Year
14. Artist of the Decade
15. Song of the Year
16. Personality of the Year
17. MTV Base Leadership Award
Tickets available at TicketPro from R250 to R300.
The winners will be revealed live on MTV Base (DStv channel 322) and MTV (DStv channel 130) at 21:00 CAT.