In case you missed it, Nigerian pop diva Tiwa Savage was
crowned the ‘ Best African Act ’ at the just concluded MTV
EMA which held in Bilbao, in Spain.
She won the awards
ahead of fierce competition from Davido, Fally Ipupa,
Shehkinah, Destruction Boyz etc.
Her recent win makes her the first female to ever do it,
winning the MTV EMA on her first nomination.
Besides, Tiwa Savage a handful of other Nigerian music
superstars have been blessed to win the award in time past.
Jaguda brings a rundown of the previous winners of the MTV
EMA ‘Best African Act’ .
In 2005, legendary Nigerian singer became the first Nigerian to
win the award after being nominated along other African stars
like Kaysha , Kleptomaniax , 02 and Zamajobe. Now you
understand why 2Baba is a legend he is a pioneer is several
fronts in Nigerian music.
The second Nigerian to do it was the Kokomaster, Oladapo
Daniel Oyebanjo. D’banj took home the award two years in
2007 after his Nigerian contemporary 2Baba had won it beating
Hip Hop Pantsula , Samini , Chameleone , Jua Cali and Big Pin .
Again, during the Glory days of Oliver Twist, D’banj won his
second MTV EMA award for ‘Best African Act’ in 2012. Others
nominated for the award in 2012 were Camp Mulla , Wizkid ,
Sarkodie , Mi Casa.
Omo Baba Olowo aka Davido did Nigeria proud after he won
the award in 2017. He won the award ahead of Wizkid , C4
Pedro, Nasty C , Nyashinski , Babes Wodumo .
Tiwa Savage strikes a pose with her award
The Mavin Records first lady, clinched the award in 2018 after
a successful year so far. She becomes the first woman to cart
home the award.
PS : Wizkid was earlier announced to have won the MTV EMA
award in 2016 but was later stripped of the award some hours
later. The reason being after thorough analysis, Tanzanian Ali
Kiba had the highest vote from fans in that category.
List Of Nigerian Artistes Who Have Won The MTV EMA ‘Best African