Music channel MTV Base (DStv channel 322) has appointed Bonang Matheba as the host of the MTV Africa Music Awards Johannesburg 2016.
The gorgeous radio presenter, entrepreneur and media darling has stepped up to the plate after Trevor Noah was unfortunately forced to withdraw due to ill health. The news was officially announced by Trevor Noah on his Twitter account on 21 October 2016.
Commented Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa, 'We are thrilled that Bonang Matheba, one of Africa's most inspiring and luminous media personalities, will be hosting the MTV Africa Music Awards on 22 October. With her extensive presenting experience, personal charm and beauty, Bonang is going to make a fabulous host for MAMA 2016 and we look forward to an amazing awards show on 22 October with her at the helm.”
Continued Okosi, “We are naturally disappointed that Trevor will be unable to join us on Saturday, but his health is of paramount importance and we wish him a speedy recovery."The MTV Africa Music Awards Johannesburg 2016 will air live on MTV (DStv channel 130) and MTV Base (DStv channel 322) from the Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg, on Saturday 22 October at 21:00 CAT.