DJ Khaled To Host Ugandan Staged MTV Music Awards From Florida Home

DJ Khaled [Photo/Courtesy]

DJ Khaled [Photo/Courtesy]

Award-winning US music producer Khaled Mohamed Khaled, better known by his stage name DJ Khaled, will not be visiting Uganda next month as had been anticipated.

The 45-year-old had been picked to host the MTV Africa Music Awards Kampala 2021 (MAMA), an event that will be going down on Saturday, February 20, 2021, amid the Covid-19 menace.

Contrary to viral claims on social media that Khaled will be flying to the East African County, Kahawa Tungu has established that the media personality will host the virtual awards ceremony from his glamourous home in Miami, Florida, alongside African co-emcees for the star-studded Kampala event.

Some netizens had called on Khaled to use the visit to voice world concerns over the continued detention of musician-turned-politician Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine, who is currently under “house arrest” following the disputed January 14 General Election.

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The awards ceremony will be airing globally for the first time on MTV in 180 countries.

“MTV has always been a great partner so I jumped at the opportunity to host this year’s MAMAs,” DJ Khaled posted on social media recently.

“I can’t wait to celebrate the incredible music that comes out of Africa, which has inspired me throughout my career.”

Interestingly, Khaled has also been nominated for an award under the Best International Act category alongside The Weeknd (Canada), Da Baby (US), Drake (Canada), Meg Thee Stallion (US) and Beyoncé (US).

For artist of the year, the nominees are Burna Boy, Calema, Diamond Platnumz, Master KG, Davido, Tiwa Savage and Wizkid.

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Kenyan hip hop star Khaligraph Jones will be featured in the awards. He has been nominated in the Best hip hop act category alongside other big names in the continent like Nasty C and Kwesi Arthur.

Kenya’s Gengetone group, Ethic Entertainment, has been nominated alongside Sauti Sol in the Best Group category.

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Written by Wycliffe Nyamasege


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