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Trevor Noah named host of 2016 MAMA’s



Trevor Noah named host of 2016 MAMA’s
South African born comedian, radio host and anchor of The Daily Show, a late-night television talk show on Comedy Central, Trevor Noah, has been named as the host of the 2016 edition of MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) set to be staged in the city of Johannesburg.
In his remarks after he was named host of the prestigious awards sponsored by Joburg Tourism in partnership with Absolut Vodka and Google and in association with MTN and DStv, Noah said he is happy to return home to anchor the event.
“I’m a huge fan of African music and achievement, and it’s going to be a massive pleasure celebrating them both at the MTV Africa Music Awards 2016 in my own home town of Johannesburg.” He said.
Reacting to the announcement, Alex Okosi Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN Africa), said; “Trevor Noah is an outstanding entertainer, and testament to the amazing talent that Africa has to offer the world.  To have him host the MAMA’s, our annual celebration of Africa music, creativity and achievement, is a powerful and inspiring message.  We are delighted that our first ever show in Johannesburg will be presented by one of the city’s most loved and admired personalities.”
Noah now hopes to emulate previous hosts such as Wyclef Jean, Eve, Marlon Wayans, Anthony Anderson and Trevor Nelson who have all successfully anchored past editions of the music awards ceremony.
By Ahmed Boulor…

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