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WIZKID WINS BEST AFRICAN ACT AT 2021 MTV EUROPE MUSIC AWARDS

Afrobeats icon, Ayodeji Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid, has won the gong for Best African Music Act at the 2021 MTV Europe Music Awards which took place on 14th November 2021 at the László Papp Budapest Sports Arena in Budapest, Hungary.

Nigerian Superstar Wizkid

He won the award ahead of compatriot Tems and other artistes listed in the category– Diamond Platnumz, Amaarae, and Focalistic.

At the show, Grammy-winning Nigerian superstar, Wizkid became the sixth Nigerian artiste to be named Best African Act at the EMAs.

It was also the seventh time that a Nigerian act would win the gong since D’Banj won it twice, in 2007 and 2012.

When nominations were announced, Justin Bieber led with eight. Doja Cat and Lil Nas X were both tied, with six nominations, with Doja being the most nominated female act. BTS won the highest awards on the night, with four – including the maiden Best K-Pop category.

Story: Abdulhakeem Bello

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