MTV and Zain have signed up urban music legend and hip hop rebel Wyclef Jean as the host of the 2009 MTV Africa Music Awards with Zain.
The prolific artist, musician, writer and producer will be jetting into Nairobi, Kenya to take command of the stage at the MTV Africa Music Awards with Zain on 10 October 2009, bringing his legendary showmanship, outrageous sense of humour and infinite enthusiasm to the Indoor Arena of the Moi International Sports Complex.
As well as presiding over the hottest contemporary music talent from across the African continent, including Kenya’s Wahu, Nigeria’s M.I., South Africa’s Lira and Ghana’s Samini, Jean will perform live at the awards.
The MTV Africa Music Awards with Zain was created in 2008 to celebrate the best African contemporary music. The second annual awards will take place at the Indoor Arena, Moi International Sports Complex, Nairobi, Kenya on 10 October 2009.
The TV show of the awards will broadcast on TV channels around the world from 17 October 2009, including MTV base (DStv Channel 322, Daarsat) and terrestrial channels RTGA (DRC), ZNBC (Zambia), Citizen TV (Kenya), WBS (Uganda), TBC 1 (Ghana), TV3 (Ghana), STV (Nigeria) and AIT (Nigeria).