Comedian and host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah will for the first time host the MTV African Music Awards (MAMAs) next month.
“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 hometown of Johannesburg,” he said in a statement.
“Trevor Noah is an outstanding entertainer, and testament to the amazing talent that Africa has to offer the world. To have him host the Mamas, 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,” Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN Africa), said.
The award ceremony will take place on 22 October, while the nominees’ announcement party will happen tonight.