Anthony Anderson to host the MAMAs


It’s MAMA week!! The annual MTV Africa Music Awards are back and the countdown to the big show is on. On Saturday stars from all over the continent (and the world) will be heading down to the sunny city of Durban for the awards. It has just been announced that actor, producer and “comedic genius” funnyman Anthony Anderson will host the awards. Hmmmmm.

Marlon Wayans hosted the awards last year and let’s be frank. He was shit. Maybe he would’ve worked for an American market, but for a local audience, he just didn’t work. So with that in mind, I have to ask… WHY bring yet another American celebrity down to host the show? Trevor Noah, who is nominated for an award and who has cracked the big time with his Daily Show host announcement, would be a much better fit. Don’t you think? Maybe it’s a scheduling thing, but we have talent on the continent. I’m just saying

Don’t get me wrong, I think Anderson is funny and he’ll do a fair job. I just think while we celebrate African talent, we should use the platform to highlight the talent too, not so? I’m not opposed to international singers performing, but hosting is a different beast altogether.

Anyway, the MAMAs will be live on MTV Base (DStv channel 322), MTV (DStv channel 130) and BET (DStv channel 129).

For more information on the MTV Africa Music Awards KwaZulu-Natal 2015, visit or, like them on Facebook at, or follow them on Twitter and Instagram @MTVBaseAfrica. To join the conversation about the awards please use the hashtag #MTVMAMA2015.

Author: Jason Von Berg

Digital content marketer. Mobile App Editor. Entertainment, travel and New York City lover. #Triathlete, #Ironman, health and wellness advocate, @Futurelifeza ambassador

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