The MTV MAMAs are back. The awards which showcases the ultimate in African culture, music, and creativity, will be held in a re-imagined virtual format in partnership with Uganda on February 20th 2021.
The ultimate celebration of local African and international talent and achievement, MAMA 2021, in partnership with Uganda, The Pearl of Africa, recognizes and rewards musicians, trailblazers and those who are shining a light on the continent's diverse talent and creativity by instilling positive impact on African music and youth culture over the previous year.
The awards ceremony will feature vibrant performances from leading African and international artists and will also showcase some of the biggest cross-genre and cross-border collaborations.
The event will celebrate African talent across 20 award categories.
An additional category like The 'Alone Together Best Lock-down Performance' recognizes outstanding performances that took place virtually by celebrating artists who took to streaming services to share their music and unite society during the unprecedented 2020 Lockdown.
The nominees will be announced in December 2020 and music lovers will have their say by voting for their favourite stars online.
First staged in 2008, the MTV Africa Music Awards has recognised the talent of musicians, achievers and personalities from across Africa, rewarding iconic artists and game-changers such as 2Face Idibia, AKA, Anselmo Ralph, Big Nuz, Cassper Nyovest, Clarence Peters, Cabo Snoop, Davido, D'Banj, Diamond Platnumz, Flavour, Gangs of Ballet, HHP, Fally Ipupa, Liquideep, Lira, Lupita Nyong'o, Mafikizolo Nameless, P-Square, Sarkodie, Tiwa Savage, Toofan, Trevor Noah, Uhuru, Wahu, Wizkid, Yemi Alade, Zebra & Giraffe and many more. T
Here are the MAMA 2021 Award Categories
1. Best Female
2. Best Male
3. Best Group
4. Best Breakthrough Act
5. Best Collaboration
6. Best Hip Hop
7. Best Alternative
8. Best Ugandan Act
9. Best Lusophone Act
10. Best Francophone Act
11. Best International Act
12. Video of the Year
13. Song of The Year
14. Artist of the Year
15. Alone Together Lockdown Performance
16. Listeners Choice
17. Best Fan-Base Award
18. Personality of the Year
19. MAMA Legend Award
20. MAMA Generation Change Award