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DJ Khalid set to host the 2021 MAMAs

Grammy award-winning music producer DJ Khaled will be the host of the 2021 MTV African Music Awards (MAMAs) set to happen in Kampala come February 20, 2020 .

Due to Covid-19 travel restrictions, Khaled will host the virtual ceremony from the comfort of his home in Miami.

“MTV has always been a great partner so I jumped at the opportunity to host this year’s Mamas, I can’t wait to celebrate the incredible music that comes out of Africa, which has inspired me throughout my career,” said DJ Khaled.

DJ Khaled will be joined by African co-hosts that will be announced at a later stage for the awards ceremony set to air on MTV in 180 countries.

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.

“MTV has always been a great partner so I jumped at the opportunity to host this year’s Mamas,” said DJ Khaled. “I can’t wait to celebrate the incredible music that comes out of Africa, which has inspired me throughout my career.”

DJ Khaled will be joined by African co-hosts that will be announced at a later stage for the awards ceremony set to air on MTV in 180 countries.

Hip-hop stars Wyclef Jean and Eve and actors Anthony Anderson and Marlon Wayans are among past hosts of the event, now in its 14th year.

The MTV Africa Music Awards have recognized the talent of musicians, achievers and personalities from across Africa, including 2Face Idibia, AKA, Cassper Nyovest, Clarence Peters, Cabo Snoop, Davido, D’Banj, Diamond Platnumz, and Flavour among others.

Dj khalid is nominated for best international act, competing with The Weeknd, Da Baby, Megan Thee Stallion, Drake and Beyoncé.

The MAMA Kampala 2021 event will celebrate African talent across 20 award categories, including Best Male, Best Female, Best Song, and Best Collaboration. The contribution of artists from Portuguese and French-speaking Africa will also be recognized in the Best Lusophone and Best Francophone categories. Additional new categories included are the MAMA Generation Change Award, Best Fan Base, Alone Together Best Lockdown Performance and Personality of the Year.

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