“This is such a significant milestone for me”
Controversial local businessman and politician, Bruce Nkgakile, has been listed as one of the award presenters at the upcoming MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs) 2016, becoming the first Motswana to officiate at the awards.
The awards which are an annual celebration of African music talent recognize artists across the African continent- who made the most impact in music and youth culture over the previous year. Slated for 22nd October, the glitz ceremony will take place at the Northgate Ticketpro in South Africa and will feature some of the continent’s biggest artists.
“I have been around the entertainment industry for quite a long time now, so to be involved with MAMAs is a huge honor for me. This is such a significant milestone for me because I will be the first Motswana to present an award at the MAMAs,”Nkgakile told Time Out.
He will rub shoulders with the Daily Show host, Trevor Noah, who was recently confirmed to host the music awards by the event organizers.
Nkgakile is the founder of Miss Africa Botswana and has done a lot of work in the arts and entertainment industry, with Major Lit Sessions being his most recent concept.
Although he was reluctant to disclose further details on his involvement with the awards, he confirmed that he will be presenting “a prestigious award” on the night.
MAMA 2016 NOMINATIONS
AKA (South Africa)
Black Coffee (South Africa)
Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)
Eddy Kenzo (Uganda)
Mafikizolo (South Africa)
Mi Casa (South Africa)
Navy Kenzo (Tanzania)
Sauti Sol (Kenya)
Best Collaboration in partnership with Absolut
AKA feat. Burna Boy, Khuli Chana & Yanga – “Baddest” (South Africa/Nigeria)
DJ Maphorisa feat. Wizkid & DJ Bucks – “Soweto Baby” ((South Africa/Nigeria)
Nasty C feat. Davido, Cassper – “Juice Back Remix” (Nigeria/South Africa)
Patoranking feat. Sarkodie – “No Kissing” (Nigeria/Ghana)
Sauti Sol feat. Alikiba – “Unconditionally Bae” (Kenya/Tanzania)
Best Hip Hop in association with MTN
Emtee (South Africa)
Kiff No Beat (Ivory Coast)
Riky Rick (South Africa)
Desmond & The Tutus (South Africa)
LCNVL (South Africa)
Shekinah (South Africa)/ Kyle Deutsch (South Africa)
Timo ODV (South Africa)
C4 Pedro (Angola)
Lizha James (Mozambique)
Nelson Freitas (Netherlands/Cape Verde)
Preto Show (Angola)
Personality of the Year in association with DStv
Caster Semenya (South Africa)
Linda Ikeji (Nigeria)
Pearl Thusi (South Africa)
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon)