This statement was made through their social media handle and it’s stated: “MTV Base is postponing the 2021 MTV Africa Music Awards. We will keep fans updated as we have more news.”
No reasons have been given for the postponement as detail is being awaited.
The event which is meant to promote African culture, music, and creativity, is to be held in a re-imagined virtual format in partnership with Uganda, The Pearl of Africa, on February 20th 2021.
MTV Africa and MTV Base announced the return of the continental flagship award show in 2021.
The event will celebrate African talent across 20 award categories, including Best Male, Best Female, Best Song, and Best Collaboration.
The contribution of artists from Portuguese and French speaking Africa will also be recognized in the Best Lusophone and Best Francophone categories.
Additional new categories, which seek to demonstrate MTV Base’s commitment to supporting the youth of Africa, are the MAMA Generation Change Award, Best Fan Base, Alone Together Best Lock-down Performance and Personality of the Year.
The MAMA Generation Change Award is meant to recognize the inspiring, young change-makers of the continent who are tackling some of the world’s most challenging social problems.
The Alone Together Best Lock-down Performance is for the recognition of outstanding performances that took place virtually by celebrating artists who took to streaming services to share their music and unite society during the unprecedented 2020 Lockdown.
MTV Base is postponing the 2021 MTV Africa Music Awards.
We will keep fans updated as we have more news. pic.twitter.com/GHggVusWyE
— mtvmamas (@mtvmamas) February 4, 2021