After constantly giving us Non-African hosts, MTV is letting an African be the host of the MAMAs this year.
I am not against Non-Africans hosting trust me but the ones in the past never really did it for me. Plus we need the host to understand the culture. It is like getting Justin Timberlake to host the BET Awards. Black people love him. His music can be considered ‘black’ in nature. Still the organizers know getting him to host that kind of award show will be senseless. I mean Wyclef Jean, Eve, Marlon Wayans, Anthony Anderson have all hosted the MAMAs and the only one that comes close is Wyclef. I hope you understand the place I am coming from before you throw stones.
Trevor Noah has been announced as the official host of the MAMAs that will happen in Johannesburg. I think he will do a fantastic job because he is amazing at what he does and will know how to carry not just the African audience but the Non-Africans that will watch (MTV channels around the world will broadcast a one-hour MAMA-themed MTV World Stage). He will preside over the live 2-hour telecast on the 22nd of October. Ycee and Yemi Alade alongside Alikiba, Babes Woduma, Cassper Nyovest and Nasty C have all been announced as performers.
Check out Trevor Noah in his element.