Ayo ‘Wizkid’ Balogun has been named the Best African Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards.

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Wizkid Emerges Best African Act At MTV Europe Music Awards 2016 [@MTVBaseAfrica]

Wizkid Emerges Best African Act At MTV Europe Music Awards 2016

The announcement was made via the MTV Base Africa twitter page [@MTVBaseAfrica] ahead of the show.

The announcement was made few hours ahead of the ceremony, which is holding this evening at the Ahoy Stadium, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

The ‘Ojuelegba’ crooner defeated African heavyweights including Black Coffee and Cassper Nyovest from South Africa, Olamide and Ali Kiba of Tanzania.

 

Some weeks ago, the 26-year-old music star also won Best African Act at the MOBO Awards in London.

The 2016 MTV EMAs will air live on MTV and MTV Base on Sunday November 6th, 2016 at 22:00 CAT.

In a statement, Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa, said:

 

It is wonderful to see African artists nominated at the 2016 MTV EMAs on the same platform as global superstars of the calibre of Rihanna, Beyoncé, Drake, Kanye West and more.

Alex Okosi

See the full list of nominees below

Best African Act


Ali Kiba

Black Coffee

Cassper Nyovest

Olamide

Wizkid

 

Best Song


Adele – Hello

Justin Bieber – Sorry

Lukas Graham – 7 Years

Mike Posner – I Took A Pill In Ibiza (Seeb Remix)

Rihanna ft. Drake – Work

 

Best Video


Beyoncé – Formation

Coldplay – Up&Up

Kanye West – Famous
Tame

Impala – The Less I Know the Better

The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk – Starboy

 

Best Female


Adele

Beyoncé

Lady Gaga

Rihanna

Sia

 

Best Male


Calvin Harris

Drake

Justin Bieber

Shawn Mendes

The Weeknd

Best Live


Adele

Beyoncé

Coldplay

Green Day

Twenty one pilots

 

Best New


Bebe

Rexha

DNCE

Lukas Graham

The Chainsmokers

Zara Larsson

 

Best Pop


Ariana

Grande Fifth

Harmony

Justin Bieber

Rihanna

Selena Gomez

Shawn Mendes

 

Best Rock

Coldplay

Green Day

Metallica & Muse

Red Hot Chili Peppers

 

Best Alternative

Kings of Leon

Radiohead & Tame

Impala

The 1975 & twenty one pilots

 

Best Hip Hop

Drake & Future

G-Eazy

Kanye West

Wiz Khalifa

Best Electronic


Afrojack
Calvin

Harris
David

Guetta
Major

Lazer
Martin Garrix

 

Biggest Fans


Ariana Grande

Beyoncé

Justin Bieber

Lady Gaga

Shawn Mendes

 

Best World Stage


Duran Duran – Piazza Del Duomo, Milan (2015)

Ellie Goulding – Piazza Del Duomo, Milan (2015)

Jess Glynne – Isle of MTV, Malta (2016)

Martin Garrix – Isle of MTV, Malta (2015)

One Republic – MTV Evolution, Philippines (2016)

Tinie Tempah – MTV Crashes, Plymouth (2015)

Tomorrowland – Belgium (2016)

Wiz Khalifa – Isle of MTV, Malta (2016)

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