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Why MTV Africa Music “MAMA” Awards Were Postponed Full Truth here!!

The MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) that were to be held in Uganda this month have been postponed!

This was the first time that Uganda was to host the event something that would have made it only the fourth nation to so, other countries that have hosted include Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya.

According to Uganda Tourism Board chief executive officer Lilly Ajarova, the reason for the postponement was because of Internet “issues” and the coronavirus pandemic.

“There was a discussion about the postponement of the event. We still have issues with the Internet yet the event is supposed to be virtual. There was an issue of coronavirus,” Ms Ajarova said.

It should be noted that Uganda blocked social media platforms and also shut down the internet following allegations that communications during the 2021 General Election last month would endanger security.

The Uganda Music Association President Wycliff Tugume, a.k.a Ykee Benda who resigned his position
after the awards were postponed on Thursday evening thanks MTV for canceling the event.

“I can’t thank MTV enough for postponing these awards. Great move. I am sorry, I love the music industry so much. So I couldn’t hold back the excitement and that note I will be handing over to the next president soon,” Ykee Benda tweeted.

Ykee Benda
Ykee Benda

Khina Murah
Khina Murah
I am a Ugandan well trained and experienced Entertainment journalist and businesswoman. I do both research and anchoring.


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