Ayo Balogun popularly known as “Wizkid” has emerged or won the Best African Act in the recent MTV Europe Music Awards 2016.
The announcement was confirmed through the MTV Base Africa twitter page @MTVBaseAfrica while the show was being held.
The announcement came to us during the ceremony, maybe few hours in the ceremony, which will be holding this evening in the Ahoy Stadium, at Rotterdam, Netherlands.
The Nigerian singer and song writer defeated bunch of Good African Artist which includes Black Coffee and Cassper Nyovest from South Africa, Olamide and Ali Kiba of Tanzania.
Few weeks back, this same Wizkid emerged as a winner of the Best African Act at the MOBO Awards in London. The 26 year old is on fire, and as am seing things, Wizkid ain’t ready to slow down a bit.
The 2016 MTV EMAs will be aired live on MTV and MTV Base on Sunday November 6th, 2016 at 22:00 CAT.
In a statement, the senior Vice President and the Managing Director of Viacom International Media Networks known as (VIMN) Africa, made known that:
“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.”
The list of all the featured nominees including Wizkid
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
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 .
Twenty one pilots
Best New .
Best Pop .
Ariana Grande Fifth
Metallica & Muse
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Kings of Leon
Radiohead & Tame
The 1975 & twenty one pilots
Best Hip Hop
Drake & Future
Best Electronic .
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)