If you are a fan of the Africa MTV Music Awards (Mamas), then you are going to wait for the annual event, as we are reliably told that the ceremony will only take place early next year. Speaking to us exclusively, VP for Youth & Music, MTV + MTV BASE & BET Africa, Monde Twala, told us that the Mamas will happen next year, ???We are still in the planning phases of the awards, therefore we have not finalized anything at this stage,??? he said.
After having been hosted in Durban for some time, the prestigious event was moved to the city of gold last year for the first time ever and Monde says there???s a need to rotate the awards to other cities around South Africa. ???I think it???s important to take the awards to other cities around the country ??? not to limit them to one city, so we are also in talks with the powers that be about rotating the awards annually,??? he told us. When asked who the host will be ??? he said a decision hasn???t been made yet, but ???we want someone representative of the rich talent that we have in Africa???.
In Addition to Monde Twala’s statement??Viacom has this statement to say:
???The MAMA is the continent???s most influential award which recognises and rewards musicians and achievers who have made the most impact on African music and youth culture.
At Viacom International Media Networks Africa we have been working to reinvent the MAMA to create a deeper music experience that will be more immersive for our fans and partners in 2018.
The campaign will continue to be fully reflective of the continent???s great music and lifestyle that is shaping the continent. ???
So, there you have it. You have??ample time to plan for next year
By Hopewell Mpapu.