By Norman Isaac Mwambazi
Ugandans, brace yourselves and prepare to receive the continent because the music world will be coming to Kampala for the biggest music event in Africa, the MTV Africa Music Awards (MTVMAMA).
After a four-year hiatus, MTV Base is bringing back the highly prestigious music awards and Uganda, the Pearl of Africa, with the city that never sleeps, has been chosen as the host country for the event that is set to take place on February 20, 2021.
“Dive in and experience the beauty of a country that seasons with culture, adventure and a breath-taking variety of natural beauty and wildlife. When night falls, Kampala gets lit, celebrated as the city that never sleeps,” MTV said in their promotional video for the awards ceremony, calling it, “A game-changer in the Arts Industry.”
The MAMAs were established in 2008 by MTV Networks Africa to celebrate the most popular contemporary music in Africa. The 2008 and 2010 events took place in Nigeria. The 2009 event happened in Nairobi, Kenya and after a three-year hiatus; the next three events in 2014, 2015, and 2016 were hosted in South Africa.
We hope that the political climate of the country will be stable and travel and concert restrictions lifted by then so that we can have a full experience of a world-class awards ceremony.