Rapper Future to perform at MAMAs in Johannesburg

2016-09-29 13:49
Future (Photo: Getty)
Future (Photo: Getty)

Cape Town - Award-winning hip-hop superstar and MAMA 2016 nominee for Best International Act Future is set to perform at MTV Africa Music Awards at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg on Saturday,  22 October.

Following his performance at the MAMAs, as a bonus for fans Future will stage an extra live performance (venue tba), reprising fan favourites from throughout his recording career from Turn on the Lights, to Same Damn Time and Stick Talk.

An amazing 2016 has seen Future’s star rise higher than ever before thanks to the release of his critically acclaimed mixtape Purple Reign, swiftly followed by the launch of his fourth solo album EVOL

In March 2016, he completed his first, 22-date American tour, then went on to win Best Group with Drake at the BET Awards 2016 for their collaboration Jumpman, before scoring 10 nominations at the BET Hip Hop Awards 2016, and performing a riveting live rendition of Commas at the MTV VMAs in New York.  

He is currently nominated in the Best Hip Hop category at the 2016 MTV EMAs, which will take place on 6 November.

Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa said the following about the talented performer, “Future has an amazing fan following in Africa and we are delighted that he will make his African performance debut on the MAMA 2016 stage in Johannesburg on 22 October.”

Future joins previously announced African performers Diamond, Emtee, Kwesta, Patoranking Alikiba, Babes Wodumo, Cassper Nyovest, Nasty C, Ycee and Yemi Alade.

Here’s one of Future’s biggest hits Where Ya At ft. Drake :