This glitzy MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs) will this year be held in Johannesburg.
The ceremony will take place at the Northgate Ticketpro Dome on October 22 and will as usual host the Africa’s best musical talents.
The MAMAs‚ has previously been held in Durban‚ KwaZulu-Natal.
The decision to move the event from the coast to the heart of South Africa‚ was announced at a press conference in Johannesburg on Tuesday attended by the likes of Babes Wodumo‚ Tresor‚ Khuli Chana‚ Kwesta‚ Mafikizolo and Nasty C.
Speaking about the decision to move the event to Johannesburg‚ rapper Kwesta said that the city is a special place for artists to draw inspiration from.
“The city affects pretty much every single thing we do. There’s not a lot of places in the world that you find such diversity‚ such diverse food and culture. These are the things that artists draw from. The city has directly impacted on my career- every good song you’ve heard from me is from and inspired by Joburg. It’s a beautiful thing‚” he said.
The event’s organisers have promised that they will reveal the performers over the next few weeks‚ with the announcement of nominees to be held in Johannesburg and Lagos‚ Nigeria.