#MAMA2015: Hollywood actor, Anthony Anderson to host showpiece event in South Africa...

Posted: 2015-07-13T14:00:09Z

Hoolywood actor and comic star, Anthony Anderson has been announced as host of the 5th edition of MTV Africa Music Awards holding at KwaZulu-Natal this month.

Fresh from his recent stint as co-host of the BET Awards 2015 in LA, Anthony Anderson is set to follow in the footsteps of Marlon Wayans (2014), Eve (2010), Wyclef Jean (2009) and Trevor Nelson (2008) as host of MAMA.

‘I look forward to my first trip to Durban and KwaZulu-Natal and i feel honoured to be hosting MAMA 2015 on Nelson Mandela’s birthday – it’s going to be awesome,’ he said. Anthony Anderson is star and Executive Producer of ABC’s new comedy show, Black-ish alongside actress, Tracee Ellis Ross while also hosting Food Network’s Carnival Cravings with Anthony Anderson.

He is known for leading roles on NBC’s Emmy Award-winning drama, Law & Order in which where he played the role of Detective Kevin Bernard, as well as the shows, K-Ville and The Shield. 

Performers at MAMA 2015 include 2face, AKA, Big Nuz, Black Motion, Bucie, Cassper Nyovest, Da LES, Davido, Diamond Platnumz, DJ Fisherman, DJ Tira, Jhené Aiko, NaakMusiQ, NE-YO, Toofan, Wizkid, Yemi Alade and Young Thug....