#MTVEMA: 4 Nigerians Who Have Won The ‘Best African Act’ MTV European Music Award

Posted on November 01 2019 , at 05:04 pm
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The 2019 MTV EMAs will take place on Sunday, November 3rd at the FIBES, Conference & Exhibition Centre of Seville, Spain. The EMAs began recognising African Talent in 2005 with the ‘Best African Act’ category. From 2008 to 2010, the category was stopped with the advent of the MAMA Awards. In 2011, the category was reinvented as Best Africa, Middle East and India Act. It was finally reinstated in 2012.

Since the category was introduced to the MTV EMAs in 2005, four Nigerians have won the award. Keep reading to see all the Nigerians in this exclusive club.

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TuBaba: 2Baba is a legend, there’s no doubt about that. He was the first African to win the ‘Best African Act’ award in 2005.

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D’banj: In case you missed the memo, this award is an exclusive one reserved for only legends and Banga Lee is definitely a legend. He is the only Nigerian to have won the EMA Award twice, in 2007 and 2012. We stan abeg!

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Davido: Davido joined legends like Tubaba and D’banj in the EMA hall of fame by winning his own ‘Best African Act’ award in 2017. With hits like ‘If’, ‘Fall’ and ‘Pere’ that went international in 2017, there was no artist more deserving of this award than OBO.

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Tiwa Savage: There is no African female entertainer badder than the ‘Number 1 African Bad girl’! If you have a moment of doubt, just remember that she is the first woman to ever win the ‘Best African Act’ award. You just have to stan a true queen!

This year, Burna Boy and Teni are nominated in the category alongside Tanzania’s Harmonize, Togo’s Toofan and South Africa’s Nasty C and Prince Kaybee. Who are you rooting for to become the next Best African Act this year – Teni or Burna Boy?

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