The MAMAs are coming to Jozi

The continent's most anticipated music awards will be held at the Ticketpro Dome in October.

The MTV Africa Music Awards will be held at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg in October. Picture: Facebook

JOHANNESBURG - The MTV Africa Music Awards for 2016 will, for the first time, be hosted in Johannesburg.

The announcement was made by the City of Johannebsurg and Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) during a special briefing on Tuesday afternoon.

The event, held in Durban last year, is Africa's most coveted music awards ceremony, honouring the continent's A-list talent.

The gig will be held at the Ticketpro Dome in October.

Previous awards have seen prominent international acts, such as French Montana, Trey Songz and Ne-Yo.

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The nominees will be announced at a later stage in both Johannesburg and Lagos, Nigeria.