Reasons Behind the Postpointment of MTV Music Awards 2021

Written by on February 14, 2021

The long awaited MTV music Awards (MAMAs) that was scheduled to take place on the February 20, 2020 in Kampala, Uganda has been postponed. A twitter statement issued by the MTV music Awards public relation Officer.

The reason for postponement has not been highlighted by MTV but could well be due to the continued calls by Human Rights activists to suspend the awards following the instability in the Uganda resulting from the just concluded elections.

Due to the Covid-19, the continental awards was to be held virtually in Kampala city as the main event host.

The MTV Africa Music Awards were established in 2008 by MTV Networks Africa (now Viacom International Media Networks Africa) to celebrate the most popular contemporary music in Africa.

The 2008 and 2010 events took place in Nigeria, first in Abuja and then in Lagos. The 2009 event happened in Nairobi, capital of Kenya each of the premiere awards created and Executive Produced by Alex Okosi and Jandre Louw.

After these three initial events, the award had a 3-year hiatus, returning only in 2014 in Durban, South Africa. The next two events were also hosted in the same country: 2015 in Durban; 2016 in Johannesburg.


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