The MTV Africa Music Awards that were set to be hosted in Kampala this month have been postponed indefinitely, the organizers have announced.
MTV Base Africa made the announcement on Twitter, giving no reasons as to why such a decision has been passed.
“MTV Base is postponing the 2021 MTV Africa Music Awards. We will keep fans updated as we have more news”.
“By holding a global awards show in partnership with #Uganda’s dictatorship, @MTVBaseAfrica will not only be lending itself to whitewashing the regime’s crimes but also implicate all nominated artists,” Jeffrey Smith posted.
According to Jeffrey Smith – a founding director of Vanguard Africa, “influential artists have written to Viacom execs (who run MTV) asking that they reconsider, warning that they risk tarnishing the org’s name,” he wrote in a tweet in January.
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