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Trevor Noah to host MAMAS in October

Noah will preside over the live two-hour telecast at the Dome on 22 October.

Trevor Noah. Picture: Gavin Bond/The Daily Show

JOHANNESBURG - South African comedian and host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show Trevor Noah will be the host of the sixth edition of the MTV Africa Music Awards to be held in Johannesburg.

Noah says he feels honoured to have been selected to be the host of the awards show.

"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."

Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Viacom International Media Networks, Alex Okosi, says Noah matches the personality they needed for the event.

"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, 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 will preside over the live two-hour telecast at the Dome on 22 October.

Featuring performances from stand-out African stars like Alikiba, Babes Woduma, Cassper Nyovest, Nasty C, Ycee and Yemi Alade.

Previous hosts of the MAMA have included Wyclef Jean, Eve, Marlon Wayans, Anthony Anderson and Trevor Nelson.

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