2021 MTV Africa Music Awards in Uganda postponed: organisers

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Clips on a musical video during the MTV Awards ceremony at the Veldrome in Abuja on November 22, 2008. The first ever MTV Music Awards for Africa, or MAMA as it is known, was held in Abuja. The event which subsequently will hold annually in different African location was conceived by MTV Africa music channel, MTV base and sponsored by Zain, a leading telecommunications giant to champion and celebrate contemporary African music and youth culture on the continent. AFP PHOTO / PIUS UTOMI EKEPI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP via Getty Images)

The 2021 MTV Africa Music Awards ceremony which was scheduled to be held in the Ugandan capital Kampala has been postponed, organisers announced on Thursday.

FILE PHOTO: Clips on a musical video during the MTV Awards ceremony at the Veldrome in Abuja, Nigeria. (Photo credit PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP via Getty Images)

The ceremony was due to take place on February 20.

“MTV Base is postponing the 2021 MTV Africa Music Awards. We will keep fans updated as we have more news,” MTV Base Africa said on its official Twitter account.

MTV, however, did not give any reasons for the postponement at the time.

The Kampala edition was set to be the first-ever live-streamed virtual MTV Africa Awards due to complications arising from the coronavirus pandemic. It was also supposed to be the first time that the awards were to be held in Uganda.

The awards, known as the MAMAs, which were first held in 2008, were last held in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2016. The other time the awards were held in East Africa was in 2009 in Nairobi, Kenya.

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