Award-winning Hip Hop superstar, visionary mixtape supremo, MAMA 2016 nominee (Best International Act) and mesmerising live performer Future is set to perform at MTV Africa Music Awards Johannesburg 2016 at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa on 22 October.

Following his performance at the MAMA award show, as a bonus for fans Future will stage an extra live performance, reprising fan favourites from throughout his recording career from “Turn on the Lights”, to “Same Damn Time” and “Stick Talk”.

Born Navyvadius Cash, in Atlanta, Georgia, Future is known for his signature melodic flow and authentic “street” sound.  The rapper first gained fame thanks to a series of classic mixtapes that gave light to his first single “Tony Montana”, before notching up three number one album debuts on the Billboard 200 chart in just 7 months thanks to DS2 (2015), “What a Time to be Alive” (his 2015 collaboration with Drake), and EVOL (2016).

Future joins previously announced African performers Diamond, Emtee, Kwesta, Patoranking Alikiba, Babes Wodumo, Cassper Nyovest, Nasty C, Ycee and Yemi Alade.

Highlighting the “gold standard” in contemporary music, creativity and achievement, The MTV Africa Music Awards Johannesburg 2016 promises to be the biggest and best ever, with more than 15,000 music lovers expected to party up a storm at the Ticketpro Dome for this spectacular showcase.  Tickets for the awards are on sale now priced ZAR 250 (standing only), and ZAR 300 (bleachers) via www.ticketpros.co.za, and at Ticketpro retail outlets or dealers.  Over the age of 18 only.

The definitive annual celebration of African and international talent and achievement, MAMA 2016 recognises and rewards musicians and achievers who have made the most impact on African music and youth culture over the previous year. The ceremony will feature stunning performances from African and international artists along with the show’s signature cross-genre and cross-border collaborations.