By Norman Isaac Mwambazi
As you all might have already known, this year’s edition of the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs) is set to be held here in Kampala, in a virtual event slated for February 20.
Last week, MTV Base, the organisers of the awards ceremony, announced that they would be hosted by American hit-maker DJ Khaled.
However, a section of Ugandans has been opposing the move to have the awards hosted in Uganda because of the country’s political climate that is not so conducive weeks after the general election.
Those opposing the event, wondering how they will watch it online when parts of the internet are still shut down by the government, have cited the continued blockage of social media as their basis for their opposition.
One of the people that are opposing the awards from being held in Uganda is controversial city socialite Shanitah Namuyimbwa popularly known as Bad Black.
Bad Black does not only want to the awards to be moved from Uganda, but she also wants DJ Khaled to pull out from hosting the event, such that he host her instead.
She has revealed her desire to be “another one” hosted by DJ Khaled at his Miami residence, through a tweet, in which she cheekily referred to him as her OB from Kawempe Muslim Secondary School.
“Wama OB DJ Khaled from Kawempe Moslem don’t host the MAMAs but do host me,” Bad Black, a mother of four, tweeted.
The MTV Music Awards are coming back after a four-year hiatus.
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