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    Posted: Jun 28 2014 at 8:12am
Marlon Wayans Hosts MTV’s African Music Awards & Offends With Stereotypical Jokes About Africa

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Saturday night, Marlon Wayans rolled into the 2014 MTV African Music Awards (MAMA) on a “blinged-up rickshaw” to host the show, which was broadcast on both MTV and MTV Base across sub-Saharan Africa for the first time.

The MAMAs paid tribute to African musicians and entertainers from all over the continent with Nigerian superstars Davido, Tiwa Savagge, and South African group Mafikizolo taking home the night’s top awards.

While the show was a spectacular showcase of Africa’s talent, and included exciting performances from Americans like Trey Songs, Miguel, and French Montana, the night was dampened by Marlon Wayans’ stereotypical jokes about Africa.

Though Billboard declared the comedian “charmed the audience” through a series of clips, showing Wayans pretending to be “a clueless American reporter ” whose knowledge of the continent progressed throughout the event by way of several staged interviews, others saw Wayans’ brand of humor quite differently.

ThisIsAfrica.com lambasted Wayans performanc , putting him alongside Rick Ross (who thought Africa was a country) as yet “another American [who] hits African soil without much clue about where they are landing.”

According to the blog, Wayans mangled the pronunciation of several artists’ names and even mispronounced the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. And apparently it got worse.
Via ThisIsAfrica.com:

“He trundled out crappy stereotype after insult – telling the audience that he’d seen butts that made Kim Kardashian look like Miley Cyrus, going on about how many marathons Africans win and getting in jokes about cannibalism, clicking languages and how he might have *&%^$#@Eed a lion the night before.”

ThisIsAfrica concluded: “The man is not stupid, which implies that the skimpiness of his performance and the wealth of stereotypes was just because he wasn’t bothered about what impression he made.”

Several viewers took to social media to express their displeasure with Wayans’ performance. AfriPop music writer Phiona Okumu said Wayans was the wrong choice for the job, while popular Nigerian R&B artist Banky Wellington called him a “terrible host.” Kenyan activist Ory Okolloh did not mince any words,tweeting, “Whose dumb idea was it to have Marlon Wayans host #MTVMAMA? He has not even trying to be locally relevant. *smh*”

While Wayans could have been a great addition to the show, strengthening the bond between African-Americans and Africans, unfortunately he relied on antiquated tropes about the continent that did little more than make him seem even more out of touch.


Edited by SamoneLenior - Jun 28 2014 at 8:12am
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Cry I like him. Wish he'd done better...
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why would they even choose an American to host their show? americans generally dont no anything about africa.
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seriously, grow the fk up Marlon...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (6) Thanks(6)   Quote indiecat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun 28 2014 at 9:13am
Why do our own people bring us down? this is why Africans don't respect African Americans. he could have hosted the show differently and talked about things Africa has brought us and honored the continent instead or make a fool out of himself and insult a place and it's people.
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errm, i watched the show from lagos and i wasnt offended neither were other Nigerians i watched it with. in fact we thought it was a great show and we laughed a lot. people should stop with the over analysing everything
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And they didn't choose a native be....?

I'm not excusing Marlon but
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I do think AA's should learn more about Africa.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (3) Thanks(3)   Quote CherryBlossom Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun 28 2014 at 9:31am
Originally posted by augiemoment augiemoment wrote:

errm, i watched the show from lagos and i wasnt offended neither were other Nigerians i watched it with. in fact we thought it was a great show and we laughed a lot. people should stop with the over analysing everything

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (2) Thanks(2)   Quote CherryBlossom Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun 28 2014 at 9:34am
first he doesn't he defends bieber's racism and now this...these new blacks need to go somewhere
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