DJ Khaled to Host MTV Africa Music Awards

DJ Khaled will serve as the international host of the virtual MTV Africa Music Awards Kampala, which will air in 180 countries on Feb. 20.

1/22/2021 11:12:00 AM

DJ Khaled will serve as the international host of the virtual MTV Africa Music Awards Kampala, which will air in 180 countries on Feb. 20.

DJ Khaled will serve as the international host of the virtual MTV Africa Music Awards Kampala, which will air in 180 countries on Feb. 20.

so I jumped at the opportunity to host this year’s MAMAs," DJ Khaled said."I can’t wait to celebrate the incredible music that comes out of Africa, which has inspired me throughout my career."MTV is putting on the music celebration, which last took place in 2016, in partnership with Uganda's Ministry of Tourism, which is why the event's name includes the country's capital Kampala. The return of the show comes amid an expansion of original content at ViacomCBS' African networks.

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"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," said Bruce Gillmer, president of music, music talent, programming & events for ViacomCBS Media Networks."With Grammy Award-winning powerhouse DJ Khaled at the helm, we’re certain this will be an incredible, must-see global event."

Monde Twala, senior vpand general manager at ViacomCBS Networks Africa, added:"With his global success achievement and over 22 million followers on social media, he will inspire youth across the continent and attract an even bigger international audience to the virtual event. We can’t wait to showcase the latest African musical stars and culture." headtopics.com

DJ Khaled has made chart-topping hits featuring Jay-Z, Kanye West, Drake, Chris Brown, Ludacris, T.I., French Montana, Future, Big Sean, Rick Ross, John Legend, Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne, among others. Read more: Hollywood Reporter »

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