DJ Khaled To Host MTV Africa Music Awards

DJ Khaled has been confirmed as the host for the seventh MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA).

For the first time, the event is hosted by the Ugandan capital. Hence, the event is titled The MTV Africa Music Awards Kampala 2021.

Khaled, who is an Algerian musician, is set to host from his home in Miami, Florida, along with African emcees, who will be based in Kampala.

MAMA, which showcases the ultimate in African culture, music, and creativity, will be held in a re-imagined virtual format on February 20.

The MTV Africa Music Awards Kampala 2021 will be broadcast on MTV Base and MTV. The repeat show will also be aired on BET Africa, BET International and MTV channels across multiple continents as a one-hour MAMA-themed MTV World Stage feature.

MTV Africa and MTV Base announced that the awards ceremony will include performances from leading African and international artists and will also showcase some of the biggest cross-genre and cross-border collaborations.

There will be 20 award categories, including Best Male, Best Female, Best Song, and Best Collaboration. The contribution of artists from Portuguese and French-speaking Africa will also be recognized in the Best Lusophone and Best Francophone categories.

New categories included are the MAMA Generation Change Award, Best Fan Base, Alone Together Best Lock-down Performance and Personality of the Year.

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