Last year Marlon Wayans made his way to South Africa as the official host of the 2014 African MTV Music Awards, now Anthony Anderson will do the same. Earlier this week it was revealed Anthony will pack his bags to travel to Durban, South Africa in the coming days to host this year’s awards.
Anthony Anderson, who won an NAACP Image Award this year for his starring role on ABC’s “Black-ish,” will host the fifth edition of the MTV Africa Music Awards on July 18 in Durban, in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal. The Mamas, as the awards are known, were revived last year after a three-year hiatus and aired live in 48 countries, including for the first time across sub-Saharan Africa on multiplatform network MTV Base. They also trended globally, including in the U.S., on Twitter. Anderson, who besides starring in “Black-ish” is the show’s executive producer, and also hosts Food Network’s “Carnival Cravings with Anthony Anderson,” enthused about the gig in a statement. “I’m so looking forward to my first trip to Durban and KwaZulu-Natal and honored to be hosting Mama 2015 on Nelson Mandela’s birthday – it’s going to be awesome!,” he said.