Nigerian hip hop sensation, Ayo Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid has emerged winner of Best African Act category at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2016.
Wizkid beats other African music heavyweights like Olamide, Alikiba, Cassper Nyovest and Black Coffee to win the award.
The award ceremony takes place in Ahoy Rotterdam Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands, this evening.
The announcement of the Nigerian hip hop sensation who last week won Best African Act at the MOBO Awards was done through the MTV Base Africa twitter page ahead of the show.
“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, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa, said in a statement.
The full list of nominees is published below
Best African Act
Adele – Hello
Justin Bieber – Sorry
Lukas Graham – 7 Years
Mike Posner – I Took A Pill In Ibiza (Seeb Remix)
Rihanna ft. Drake – Work
Beyoncé – Formation
Coldplay – Up&Up
Kanye West – Famous Tame
Impala – The Less I Know the Better
The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk – Starboy
Twenty one pilots
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Kings of Leon
The 1975 twenty one pilots
Best Hip Hop
Lazer Martin Garrix
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)