The MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) has announced a list of performers who will be gracing their 2021 stage.
The MTV Africa Music Awards Kampala 2021 (MAMA) has announced a performance lineup featuring top stars from across the continent including Nigerian megastar Wizkid, Uganda’s Sheebah Karungi, Tanzanian Diamond Platnumz, South Africa’s Nasty C, Kenya’s Khaligraph Jones, Suspect 95 from the Ivory Coast, Cape Verde’s Soraia Ramos, and São Tomé and Príncipe’s Calema.
The virtual show, which will broadcast to MTV’s global audience in 180 countries, will air locally on MTV Base and MTV Africa on 20 February 2021.
“The MAMAs are a global spotlight on African music and artists, and this lineup of incredible talent speaks to the tremendous power of music on our continent,” said Monde Twala, Senior Vice President and General Manager ViacomCBS Networks Africa.
“This year’s show is dedicated to the youth of Africa, and we are committed to amplifying social change through music and culture and to elevating youth voices across our platforms,” he added.
Kenya’s Khaligraph Jones and Cape Verde’s Soraia Ramos will debut the MAMA stage, and São Tomé and Principe’s Calema, are running for the Song of the Year Awards and have four MAMA nominations in total.
Uganda has several nominated artistes like Sheebah (Best Ugandan Act and best Female artiste), John Blaq (Best Breakthrough and Best Ugandan Act), B2C Entertainment (Song of the Year), Eddy Kenzo (Best Fans group), Spice Diana, Daddy Andre and Vinka who are also in the best Ugandan Act category.