Durban, 16 September 2016: With just six weeks to go until the 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards Johannesburg (MAMA), a dazzling line-up of artists is set to headline Durban’s annual Road to MAMA party – now bigger and better than ever.
The MTV Africa Music Awards Johannesburg 2016 are brought to you by Joburg Tourism in partnership with Absolut Vodka and Google, and in association with MTN and DStv.
MTV Base is hooking up with Durban’s hottest hangout eYadini Lounge, Umlazi, Durban to stage Road to MAMA – Durban 2016 on Sunday 25 September (eYadini’s eighth birthday!).
Headlining the gig is Hip Hop star Anatii, who’s not long returned from the USA where he’s been performing and recording new material with the likes of R&B star Omarion. Durban rapper Aewon Wolf joins the line-up for the second year running while “Back to the Beach” hitmaker Kyle Deutsch and hotter-than-hot “Wololo” singer Babes Wodomo, both make their Road to MAMA debuts in Umlazi.
Rounding out the evening with some hot deck action will be DJ Tira, DJ Vumar, Junior De Rocka and King Sfiso
Tickets for Road to MAMA – Durban will be available at the eYadini Lounge, 3 Peace Road, Umlazi from 19 September, priced ZAR 150 (standard tickets only). Doors for Road to MAMA Durban open at 14:00 CAT. Over 18s only.
Highlights of Road to MAMA – Durban will air on MTV (DStv channel 130) and MTV Base (DStv channel 322) in October 2016.
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About the MTV Africa Music Awards Johannesburg 2016
The MTV Africa Music Awards Johannesburg 2016 (MAMA) will take place at The Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg, South Africa, on Saturday 22 October 2016.
Highlighting the “gold standard” in contemporary music, creativity and achievement, MAMA 2016 promises to be the biggest and best ever, with more than 15,000 fans expected to fill out the Ticketpro Dome for the joyous celebration. Tickets for the awards are on sale now priced ZAR 250 (standing only) via www.ticketpros.co.za, and at Ticketpro retail outlets or dealers.
The definitive annual celebration of African and international talent and achievement, MAMA 2016 recognises and rewards musicians and achievers who have made the most impact on African music and youth culture over the previous year. The ceremony will feature stunning performances from African and international artists along with the show’s signature cross-genre and cross-border collaborations. MAMA 2016 will celebrate African talent across 18 award categories, including Best Male, Best Female, Listener’s Choice and Best Group. 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 two parts: on 21 September in Johannesburg, and in Lagos on 2 October.
First staged in 2008, the MTV Africa Music Awards has recognised the talent of musicians, achievers and personalities from across Africa, rewarding iconic artists and gamechangers such as 2Face Idibia, Big Nuz, Davido, D’Banj, Flavour, Gangs of Ballet, HHP, Fally Ipupa, Liquideep, Mafikizolo, Lira, Nameless, Lupita Nyong’o, Clarence Peters, Diamond Platnumz, Anselmo Ralph, Sarkodie, P-Square, Tiwa Savage, Cabo Snoop, Toofan, Trevor Noah, Zebra & Giraffe, Uhuru, Wahu, Yemi Alade, and many more.
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.