The MTV Africa Music Awards MAMAs are coming to Kampala in 2021
By Michael Nampala 26 Nov 2020 12:40 PM EAT
Africa's biggest award show, the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs) are coming to Kampala after four years. The awards that celebrate all African artists will be held in Kampala on 20 February 2021.
It will be the first ever live streamed MAMA virtual event. The MAMAs are known for exposing the African culture and creativity to the world. They've been around since 2008.
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MTV Africa Music Awards Kampala 2021 press conference
Douglas Lwanga in Kampala and Bonang Dorothy in Johannesburg during the official launch of the MAMAs Kampala 2021
The press conference was held yesterday at Mestil Hotel in Kampala and Jo' Burg. The hosts for the official launch were South African TV and Radio personality Bonang Dorothy Matheba while in Uganda it was TV personality Douglas Lwanga.
You can be sure on that day, some big superstars will be in Kampala.
The State Minister for Tourism Hon. Godfrey Kiwanda Suubi, the Uganda Tourism Board CEO Lilly Ajarova, artists Sheebah, Bebe Cool and South African rapper Nasty C were among the few that graced the press conference.
Cross border collaborations with Ugandan artists are expected and there is no better time than now for Ugandan music to be felt out there.
The Uganda Independence monument has been the talk of the town for months now with an "M" built around it something that left many puzzled, but not anymore, the M is for the MAMAs now that they will be hosted in the Pearl of Africa.
The Independence monument is now part of the MTV MAMAs logo.
During the presser, Sheebah (MTV EMA Awards 2020 nominee) said that it has been her dream to have her music on a global scene and the MAMAs are the best platform to deliver just that.
Bonang Dorothy was the host for the official launch of the MTV Africa Music Awards Kampala 2021
Sheebah also recalled her experience at the 2016 MAMAs when she presented the award to Yemi Alade, that experience still lingers on and this time around, she can't wait to rub shoulders with the likes of Master KG, Burna Boy and Rema from Nigeria, but she warns, it all comes with hard work.
Bebe Cool and Sheebah during the press conference at Mestil Hotel in Kampala