The award-winning American rapper is set to join local stars Cassper Nyovest, Babes Wodumo, and Nigerian songstress Yemi Alade in setting the MAMAs stage alight on October 22.

Following his performance at the MAMA award show, Future will stage an extra live performance, treating fans to tracks like Turn on the Lights, Same Damn Time and Stick Talk.


Future has also bagged a nomination in the Best International Act of the highly-anticipated awards ceremony.

The announcement, which was made by MTV on Thursday afternoon, has been received with much excitement from fans.

The news also comes just days after international funnyman Trevor Noah was unveiled as the host of the music showcase.


The definitive annual celebration of African and international talent and achievement, MAMA 2016 recognises and rewards musicians and achievers who have made the most impact on African music and youth culture over the previous year. The ceremony will feature stunning performances from African and international artists along with the show’s signature cross-genre and cross-border collaborations.

The second half of the nominees are set to be announced in Lagos on October 2. The glitzy ceremony is set to be broadcast live across the world on  MTV Base.