The sixth edition of the MTV Africa Music Video Awards is underway tonight 22nd October 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa and the stars are lighting up the red carpet already.

The celebrities who are clearly on ground to slay away are making stunning statements with even more opting for showstopping styles as red carpet style for the ladies carries an uber glam theme.

Bonang Matheba's first look features a stunning velvet bustier with dramatic bodice with a train, YemiAlade got creative with an African themed braids do styled in a dome complete with an encrusted form fitting dress, statement neckpiece and big loop earrings taking a bold approach to  the African themed look.

Falz Da Bahd Guy chose a bubblegum pink suit with YCee opting for a duster over his smart casual look paired with white kicks.

More bold styles include thigh high slits, heavy sequins and beaded details, bold colours, super glam updo and more. Check out some of the dramatic styles on the red carpet