South African comedian and host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah will host the 2016 MTV MAMAs. The comedy star was officially unveiled by organizers ins small ceremony on Wednesday morning, to widespread excitement from fans.
Trevor will take a break from his job as the host of the popular US late Night talk show The Daily Show to present the glitzy ceremony, set to take place at the Ticketpro Dome in Northgate Johannesburg on October 22.
Fans had earlier speculated that the host of the ceremony would either be Trevor Noah or Idris Elba, only for Idris to tell fans that he will unfortunately be busy that weekend.
— Idris Elba (@idriselba) September 20, 2016
Trevor Noah takes over from Anthony Anderson who did a great job at last year’s event which was held at the Durban ICC.
Nominees for the awards will be announced on Wednesday evening (September 21) in Johannesburg, and in Lagos on October 2.
Nasty C, Babes Wodumo and Nigerian songstress Yemi Alade are just some of the artists who will be performing on the night.
The glitzy ceremony is set to be broadcast live across the world on MTV Base (Dstv Channel) and MTV Base (DStv Channel 322).