2021-01-23 by Daisy I.
American music manufacturer DJ Khaled to host MTV Africa Music Award
American Grammy Award- winning worldwide feeling and record label executive, DJ Khaled, will be the worldwide host for the MTV Africa Music Awards Kampala 2021.
The award event will air internationally for the very first time, starting February 20, 2020, on MTV channels; MTV Base and MTV Africa, in 180 nations.
Khaled will host the virtual awards event from his house in Miami, Florida, together with African co-emcees for the star-studded Kampala occasion.
“Africa is home to some of the world’s most dynamic talent and we’re excited to spotlight these artists as the MAMAs broadcasts in 180 countries for the first time in MTV history,” stated Bruce Gillmer, President of Music, Music Talent, Programming and Events for ViacomCBS Media Networks.
“With Grammy Award-winning powerhouse, DJ Khaled, at the helm, we’re certain this will be an incredible, must-see global event.”
The Senior Vice President and General Manager, ViacomCBS Networks Africa, Monde Twala, stated, “We are thrilled to have DJ Khaled as our international host for MAMA Kampala 2021. With his global success achievement and over 22 million followers on social media, he will inspire youth across the continent and attract an even bigger international audience to the virtual event.
“We can’t wait to showcase the latest African musical stars and culture to the MAMA themed MTV World Stage.”
According to DJ Khaled, MTV has actually constantly been an excellent partner, so he leapt at the chance to host this year’s Mothers.
He stated, “I can’t wait to celebrate the incredible music that comes out of Africa, which has inspired me throughout my career.”
A significant force in the music market, DJ Khaled has actually made lots of chart-topping hit records including JAY-Z, Kanye West, Drake, Chris Brown, Ludacris, T.I., French Montana, Future, Big Sean, Rick Ross, John Legend, Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne, to name a few.
He has actually been chosen for, and won, many music awards, consisting of 13 BET Hip Hop Awards, one MTV Music Video Award and most just recently, a Grammy.
The MOTHER Kampala 2021 occasion will commemorate African skills throughout 20 award classifications, consisting of Best Male, Best Female, Best Song, and Best Collaboration.
The contribution of artists from Portuguese and French- speaking Africa will likewise be acknowledged in the Best Lusophone and Best Francophone classifications.
More so, brand-new classifications have actually been consisted of in the MOTHER award event like; Generation Change Award, Best Fan Base, Alone Together Best Lockdown Performance and Personality of the Year.
Sixteen classifications of the awards have actually been revealed up until now and ballot has actually been stated open on the main site and connected Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts. Voting in all classifications closes on 31 January 2021.