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Of his hosting gig, Trevor said: "I'm a huge fan of African music and achievement, and it's going to be a massive pleasure celebrating them both at the MTV Africa Music Awards 2016 in my own home town of Johannesburg."
Senior Vice President & Managing Director of Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN Africa), Alex Okosi said: "Trevor Noah is an outstanding entertainer, and testament to the amazing talent that Africa has to offer the world.
"To have him host the MAMA, our annual celebration of Africa music, creativity and achievement, is a powerful and inspiring message. We are delighted that our first ever show in Johannesburg will be presented by one of the city’s most loved and admired personalities."
Noah will preside over the live two-hour telecast at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg on 22 October 2016. Featuring performances from stand-out African stars like Alikiba, Babes Woduma, Cassper Nyovest, Nasty C, Ycee and Yemi Alade.
Over 18s only.
The MTV Africa Music Awards 2016 will broadcast live on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) and MTV (DStv Channel 130) on Saturday 22 October at 21:00 CAT. The show will also be transmitted worldwide on partner stations and content platforms from October onwards, while MTV channels around the world will broadcast a one-hour MAMA-themed MTV World Stage.
The MAMAs are brought to you by Joburg Tourism in partnership with Absolut Vodka and Google and in association with MTN and DStv.