The MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) that were expected to be held in Uganda this month have been postponed, the organizers announced.
This comes after an online campaign urging MTV Base to cancel its annual MTV Africa Music Awards over allegations of human rights abuses by the Ugandan government, the organizers postponed the awards on Thursday, which was due to be held in the East African country's capital, Kampala.
"MTV Base is postponing the 2021 MTV Africa Music Awards. We will keep fans updated as we have more news.'' the awards organizers took to Facebook, giving no reasons as to why such a decision has been made.
It should be noted that Uganda blocked social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, and later shut down the Internet on allegations that communications during the 2021 General Election last month would endanger security. Internet has since been restored but social media platforms remain closed.