MTV (DStv channel 130) today confirmed that pop superstar Rita Ora will host and perform at the 2017 MTV EMAs which will be broadcast live from London’s SSE Arena, Wembley on Sunday, 12 November at 22:00 CAT simulcast on both MTV (DStv channel 130) and MTV Base (DStv channel 322).

“I’m so excited to be hosting this year’s MTV EMAs in my hometown!” said Rita Ora. “I still remember how much fun my first EMAs were in Frankfurt in 2012, when I performed ‘RIP.’ I can’t wait to get back on the stage to host and perform. Worlds will collide on this global stage come 12 November, so get ready.”

Ora’s announcement as host of the 2017 MTV EMAs comes on the heels of her global smash “Your Song”. The track is the first single from Ora’s upcoming album due for release next year. The new album is the long awaited follow up album to ‘Ora,’ her chart-topping debut which included the #1 singles “Hot Right Now,” “RIP” and “How We Do”. “I Will Never Let You Down” was a further UK #1 and her “Black Widow” collaboration with Iggy Azalea hit the top three in the US.

The 2017 MTV EMA performers, as well as presenters, will be announced in the weeks to come which will include two coveted categories Best African Act and Best Worldwide Act which will feature African performers as nominees.

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