Nigeria’s Wizkid Wins Best African Act at MTV Europe Music Awards 2016

Wizkid is the Best African Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2016.

The award ceremony takes place in Ahoy Rotterdam Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands, this evening.

The announcement was done via the MTV Base Africa twitter page ahead of the show.

The singer beat African heavyweights including Black Coffee and Cassper Nyovest from South Africa, Olamide and Ali Kiba of Tanzania.
Only last month, the 26-year-old music star also won Best African Act at the MOBO Awards.

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.”

In other categories, cultural icons Beyoncé and Justin Bieber lead the pack with five nominations each.

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