#MAMA2021: MTV Base postpones award indefinitely

MTV Africa Music Awards(MAMA) organizers, MTV Base have postponed the anticipated event indefinitely.

The ceremony was scheduled to hold in Kampala, Uganda on February 2021.

In a press statement made available to newsmen, the organizers of the award said that the postponement was due to the ‘current health and safety challenges”.

The statement read in parts: “After careful consideration, MTV Base is concerned that the current health and safety challenges will significantly jeopardize the ability of the campaign to continue to achieve its objectives.

“MTV Base will keep fans posted. The 2021 MAMA Kampala is a virtual event. Strict adherence to health and safety protocols as specified by WHO have been adhered to throughout the production process”.

Below is a list of nominees for the 2021 edition:

Best Hip Hop

Khaligraph Jones
Kwesi Arthur
Nasty C
NGA
OMG
Suspect 95

Breakthrough Act

Elaine
Tems
Omah Lay
Zuchu
John Blaq
Sha Sha
Focalistic

Best Female

Simi
Sheebah
Sho Madjozi
Busiswa
Yemi Alade
Soraia Ramos
Tiwa Savage

Best Group

Blaq Diamond
Sauti Sol
Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa
Calema
Ethic
Rostam

Best Ugandan Act

Sheebah
Bebe Cool
John Blaq
Vinka
Daddy Andre
Spice Diana

“Alone Together” Best Lockdown Performance

Diamond Platnumz
Black Motion
Singuila
AKA
Yemi Alade
Niniola and Busiswa

Best Lusophone

Calema
Preto Show
Anna Joyce
Mr Bow
Nelson Freitas
Soraia Ramos

Best Male

Burna Boy
Fireboy DML
Harmonize
Innoss’B
Kaza De Small
Master KG
Rema

Best Francophone

Innoss’B
Suspect 95
Dip Doundou Guiss
Stanley Enow
Fally Ipupa

Artist of the Year
Burna Boy
Calema
Diamond Platnumz
Master KG
Davido
Tiwa Savage
Wizkid

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