Uganda Loses MTV MAMAs To Rwanda

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By  | Feb 05, 2021, 10:05 AM  | Top of The

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It is official, the MTV Africa Music Awards are not going to happen on 20th Feb as it was planned.

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This is because as of yesterday,05th/ Feb/ 2021 they put out a notice postponing the awards until further notice.

Word coming in from some corridor indicates that Rwanda might snatch the opportunity from Uganda if at all Uganda is not ready to host them.

The organizers said that they will inform the public of the new developments. We hope that the new development is not to cancel the award show.

 This new development comes amidst a lot of controversies that clouded the event. 

From our judgement, we feel that the organizers caught cold feet after widespread discontent towards the organizers.
 This discontent is predominantly brought about by bad timing, in that sense, the awards came at a time when the political scene was very heated up.
 In this political time, were presidential elections which according to many in Uganda and outside Uganda was very flawed coupled with violence, unlawful arrests, and death of many opposition members.
 Upon that ground, a lot of Ugandans advocated that all artists boycott the awards, among these people was human rights activist Jeffrey Smith who was at the forefront of making sure the awards don’t take place.
 DJ Khaled was supposed to host the awards however after Jeffrey told him to use his visit to Uganda to speak up against political persecution and violation of human rights, Khaled caught cold feet and brought down all posts and videos promoting the award show.
 As if that was not enough, people rained insults at Khaled to the extent that the DJ stopped talking about the awards.
 Perhaps those events were a foreshadow of what was to become of the awards.

 This is definitely a big blow to mostly Ugandan artists who were nominated in the awards; Pallaso, Daddy Andre, John Blaq, Vinka, Bebe Cool. Then those that were supposed to perform at the awards for the first time like Sheebah and Khaligrah Jones.
 The ministry of Tourism that almost bought its way into the awards will count the biggest loss if the awards are nullified.
 We hope and pray that the next communication from the award organizers will be one of hope that the awards will take place regardless. 

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