- Bonang Matheba announced that the MTV Africa Music Awards are making a comeback and will be held in 2021
- The personality announced the news in a press conference on behalf of MTV Africa and MTV Base
- The MAMAs will celebrate the best that Africa has to offer in music, culture and creativity and will be broadcast in a virtual format next year
Bonang Matheba announced that the MTV Africa Music Awards will be returning with a ceremony in 2021.
Queen B was the host of a press conference and announced the news on behalf of MTV Base and MTV Africa.
The MTV Africa Music Awards, or MAMAs, celebrate and reward the very best talent that African countries have to offer. The ceremony will be broadcast virtually, on BET Entertainment and on MTV affiliate channels when it airs next year.
Bonang also mentioned that the spectacle will feature performances from cross-genre collaborations and artists from different countries across the continent.
The nominees for the awards will be announced in December 2020 and fans will have the chance to cast their votes for their favourite artists online.
Queen B captioned her post on Instagram by asking her followers how excited they were for the return of the awards show:
"bonang_m: ....the MTV Africa Music Awards are back...keen?!!"
Followers commented on how stunning Bonang looked while performing her hosting duties:
_mfundoo: "Omg ! Represent us on a global stage our Queen"
iamtronjabulani: "I watched the launch ! Was so happy to see you do the damn thing. We love you QUEEN!"
knaomin: "Nice one @mtvbaseafrica"
Briefly.co.za recently reported on Queen B giving her support to the new Miss South Africa and letting Shudufhadzo Musida know that she's got a friend in the entertainment industry.
Bonang Matheba took the time to let our newly crowned Miss South Africa, Shudufhadzo Musida, know that she is here to support her. Shudufhadzo has not been having the easiest of times. If there is any celebrity in SA who a Miss SA needs on their side, it is Bonang. Having been a part of the pageant for years and possessing the level of influence that she does, Queen B’s support is invaluable.
Seeing the mixed reactions that Shudufhadzo has been receiving, Bonang felt the need to take to social media and let Miss SA know that she’s got her back. Making her support publicly known is Bonang’s way of silencing the haters.
“We gotchu... @abigailmusida.”
While the backlash hasn’t been extreme, the confidence in Shudufhadzo as Miss SA has not been unwavering. Shudufhadzo has big shoes to fill and it is clear that Bonang believes she can do it.
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