Wizkid emerges Best African Act at MTV Europe Music Awards 2016

Nov 6 2016 - 9:14pm
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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


 

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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