The prolific artist, musician, writer and producer will be jetting into Nairobi, Kenya to take command of the stage at the MTV Africa Music Awards with Zain on 10 October 2009, bringing his legendary showmanship, outrageous sense of humor and infinite enthusiasm to the Indoor Arena of the Moi International Sports Complex.
As well as presiding over the hottest contemporary music talent from across the African continent, including Kenyaâ€™s Wahu, Nigeriaâ€™s M.I., South Africaâ€™s Lira and Ghanaâ€™s Samini, Jean will perform live at the awards.
Haitian-born Jean is no stranger to the music awards sceneâ€“he has won, and been nominated for, multiple awards in his distinguished career including the Grammys, MTV Video Music Awards, MTV Europe Music Awards, the BRITS, and the BET Awards. Â His credentials for hosting the show are impeccable â€“ having hosted the MTV Europe Music Awards in Stockholm, Sweden in 2000 and the MTV Australia Music Awards in 2008, this gig is a perfect match for the â€œeclecticâ€ Mr Jean.
A 20-year veteran of the music industry, Wyclef Jean first found fame with hip hop pioneers, The Fugees, before launching a hugely successful solo career as an artist, performer and producer. Â The platinum-selling artist, who has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide in his career with The Fugees, and as a solo artist, has recently announced plans to release his seventh album, entitled â€˜Wyclefjeanâ€™, in early 2010.
â€œThe Prodigal Son is returning home!!! Â Anything can happen!!!â€ â€“ Wyclef Jean.
Wyclef follows in the footsteps of renowned BBC broadcaster and DJ, Trevor Nelson, who hosted the first annual MTV Africa Music Awards with Zain in Abuja, Nigeria in 2008.
The MTV Africa Music Awards with Zain was created in 2008 to celebrate the best African contemporary music. Â The second annual awards will take place at the Indoor Arena at Moi International Sports Complex in Nairobi, Kenya on 10 October 2009.