With just six weeks to the MTV Africa Music Awards, Johannesburg 2016 (MAMA), a dazzling line-up of artists is set to headline Lagos’s annual Road to MAMA party, taking place this year at the Hard Rock Cafe, Lagos on Sunday, October 2, 2016.
The MTV Africa Music Awards Johannesburg 2016 will be sponsored by Joburg Tourism in partnership with Absolut Vodka and Google, and in association with DStv and MTN.
Headlining this year’s awards is reggae-dancehall star, Patoranking, who wowed Durban music fans at last year’s spectacular ceremony and took home the award for MAMA’s Best New Act at the 2015 MAMA. He’ll be joined by Hip Hop freshman Nasty C who is – set to heat up the MAMA main stage in Johannesburg – and fast-rising Hip Hop star Ycee, who’s also been confirmed to perform at the show. More Nigerian Hip Hop artistry will be showcased by prolific rapper Skales, while Runtown will be showing off his R&B/reggae moves. Rising Afro-Pop/Highlife sensation, Koker and award-winning “Love don’t Care” songbird Simi complete the line-up.
There will be added excitement at this year’s gig, as MTV Base (DStv channel 322 & GOtv channel 72) will be revealing nominees in seven different MAMA categories, including Best Female, Video of the Year and Artiste of the Year.