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D’banj’s ‘ex’ to replace Trevor Noah as 2016 MAMAs host

21 October 2016, 21:15

Lagos - Organizers of the 2016 MTV African Music Awards have confirmed Dbanj’s former girlfriend, South African TV girl, Bonang Matheba as host for this year’s show.

Trevor Noah, who was announced as host earlier, has been dropped due to a severe upper respiratory and ear infection he’s fighting.

In a statement, he wrote: ‘To all my fans and everyone who makes what I do possible. I’ve been fighting a severe upper respiratory and ear infection this week and despite tons of medication the infection has gotten the better of me.

 ‘Due to the infection and strain on my vocal chords the doctor has ordered me to rest my voice and recover my health. I desperately wish I could dismiss the doctor but the added risk of flying means that decision would be highly irresponsible and may cause further damage. I love the Mama’s and more importantly I love performing in my country. Myself and MTV Africa have been trying to make the Mamas a reality for a few years and I was so excited because this was finally the year where the pieces fell into place and the date was one I could do.

Also read:PHOTO: See how Trevor Noah beat Basketmouth and Idris Elba


‘I push myself as hard as I can all the time because I appreciate every opportunity I am afforded in life. Unfortunately there comes a day like today when it all catches up and my body cannot do what my mind wishes I could.


‘I’m so sorry if I’ve disappointed you but please know that I love performing more than anything in life and so having to cancel any show, breaks my heart. Sorry isn’t enough of a word to convey how I feel and again to all my fans I will do my utmost to make it up to you.’

The award show will hold on Saturday, October 22 at the Ticket Pro Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa.

-News24

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