Superstar DJ DJ Khaled has been announced as the host for the MTV Music Africa Awards 2021. The show will be held in Kampala, Uganda next month.
The event is to air globally via MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) and MTV Africa (DStv Channel 130) on February 20 at 8:00 pm (WAT) across 180 countries. Khaled will host the virtual awards ceremony from his home in Miami, Florida alongside his African co-emcees.
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“MTV has always been a great partner so I jumped at the opportunity to host this year’s MAMAs. “I can’t wait to celebrate the incredible music that comes out of Africa, which has inspired me throughout my career.”
Bruce Gillmer, president of music, music talent, programming, and events for ViacomCBS Media Networks, added: “With Grammy-winning DJ Khaled at the helm, we’re certain this will be an incredible, must-see global event. “Africa is home to some of the world’s most dynamic talent and we’re excited to spotlight these artists as the MAMAs broadcast in 180 countries for the first time in MTV history.”
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