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DJ Khaled Is The International Host For MTV Africa Music Awards 2021

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Record label executive, DJ Khaled, will be the international host for the MTV Africa Music Awards Kampala 2021.

The award ceremony will air globally for the first time, on 20th February 2020, on MTV channels; MTV Base and MTV Africa, in 180 countries. Khaled will also host the virtual awards ceremony from his home in Miami, Florida, alongside African hosts.

DJ Khaled Is The International Host For MTV Africa Music Awards 2021


“Africa is home to some of the world’s most dynamic talent and we’re excited to spotlight these artists as the MAMAs broadcasts in 180 countries for the first time in MTV history,” said Bruce Gillmer, President of Music, Music Talent, Programming and Events for ViacomCBS Media Networks.

“With Grammy Award-winning powerhouse, DJ Khaled, at the helm, we’re certain this will be an incredible, must-see global event.” He added.

The Senior Vice President and General Manager, ViacomCBS Networks Africa, Monde Twala, said, “We are thrilled to have DJ Khaled as our international host for MAMA Kampala 2021. With his global success achievement and over 22 million followers on social media, he will inspire youth across the continent and attract an even bigger international audience to the virtual event. We can’t wait to showcase the latest African musical stars and culture to the MAMA themed MTV World Stage.

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According to DJ Khaled, MTV has always been a great partner. This is why he jumped at the opportunity to host this year’s MAMAs.

 “I can’t wait to celebrate the incredible music that comes out of Africa, which has inspired me throughout my career.” He said

The MAMA Kampala 2021 event will celebrate African talents across 20 award categories. These include Best Male, Best Female, Best Song, and Best Collaboration.


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