MTV Europe Music Award for Best African Act

The following is a list of the MTV Europe Music Award winners and nominees for Best African Act.

Winners and nomineesEdit

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.

2000sEdit

Year Artist Nationality Ref
2005
2 face Idibia   Nigeria [1]
Kaysha   Democratic Republic of the Congo
Kleptomaniax   Kenya
02   Ghana
Zamajobe   South Africa
2006
Freshlyground   South Africa [2]
Nameless   Kenya
Juma Nature   Tanzania
P-Square   Nigeria
Anselmo Ralph   Angola
2007
D'banj   Nigeria
Chameleone   Uganda
Hip Hop Pantsula   South Africa
Jua Cali   Kenya
Samini   Ghana

The award was retired in favour of the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs) starting in 2008.

2010sEdit

The award returned in 2012, since Best Worldwide Act has been added to the EMAs.

Year Artist Nationality Ref
2012
D'Banj   Nigeria [3]
Camp Mulla   Kenya
Mi Casa   South Africa
Sarkodie   Ghana
Wizkid   Nigeria
2013
LCNVL   South Africa [4]
Fuse ODG   Ghana
Mafikizolo   South Africa
P-Square   Nigeria
Wizkid   Nigeria
2014
Sauti Sol   Kenya [5]
Davido   Nigeria
Goldfish   South Africa
Diamond   Tanzania
Toofan   Togo
Pre-nominations:
2015
Diamond   Tanzania [6]
Davido   Nigeria
Yemi Alade   Nigeria
DJ Arafat   Ivory Coast
AKA   South Africa
Pre-nominatios:
2016
Wizkid   Nigeria [7]
Black Coffee   South Africa
Cassper Nyovest   South Africa
Olamide   Nigeria
Ali Kiba   Tanzania
2017
Davido   Nigeria [8]
Babes Wodumo   South Africa
C4 Pedro   Angola
Nasty C   South Africa
Nyashinski   Kenya
WizKid   Nigeria
2018
Tiwa Savage   Nigeria [9]
Distruction Boyz   South Africa
Davido   Nigeria
Nyashinnski   Kenya
Fally Ipupa   Democratic Republic of the Congo
Shekinah   South Africa
2019
Burna Boy   Nigeria [10]
Harmonize   Tanzania
Nasty C   South Africa
Prince Kaybee   South Africa
Teni   Nigeria
Toofan   Togo

2020sEdit

Year Artist Nationality Ref
2020
Master KG   South Africa [11]
Burna Boy   Nigeria
Rema   Nigeria
Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa   South Africa
Sheebah   Uganda
Gaz Mawete   Democratic Republic of the Congo
2021
Wizkid   Nigeria
Diamond Platnumz   Tanzania
Focalistic   South Africa
Tems   Nigeria
Amaarae   Ghana

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Madonna at MTV Awards". Graphic Showbiz: Issue 398. October 27, 2005. Retrieved October 8, 2020.
  2. ^ "Anselmo Ralph ausente na gala de consagração da MTV Music Award 2006" (in Portuguese). Angola Press News Agency. October 28, 2006. Retrieved October 8, 2020.
  3. ^ "BN Bytes: D'Banj, Wizkid, Camp Mulla, Sarkodie and Mi Casa get Nominated for Best African Act at the MTV EMA 2012". BellaNaija. September 18, 2012. Retrieved October 8, 2020.
  4. ^ "Fuse ODG, P-Square And Wizkid Nominated For 2013 MTV EMA". Peace FM. September 19, 2013. Retrieved October 8, 2020.
  5. ^ "Kenya's Sauti Sol beats Davido to emerge Best African Act at EMAs". Premium Times. October 24, 2014. Retrieved October 8, 2020.
  6. ^ "2015 MTV EMA: Yemi Alade, Davido, AKA Lose 'Best African Act' To Diamond Platnumz". The Guardian. October 16, 2015. Retrieved October 8, 2020.
  7. ^ "Wizkid, Olamide, Alikiba, Black Coffee, Cassper Nyovest Nominated For "Best African Act" At MTV EMAs 2016". BHM. September 28, 2016. Retrieved October 8, 2020.
  8. ^ "2017 MTV EMA: Davido beats Wizkid, Nasty C, C4 Pedro for Best African Act + Full Winners List". GhKings.com. November 13, 2017. Retrieved October 8, 2020.
  9. ^ "Distruction Boyz and Shekhinah amongst the list of MTV EMA 2018 nominees". 947. October 4, 2018. Retrieved October 8, 2020.
  10. ^ "Nasty C and Prince Kaybee nominated for MTV EMAs". News24. October 3, 2019. Retrieved October 8, 2020.
  11. ^ "Burna Boy, Rema Clinch 2020 MTV EMA Nominations For Best African Act". The Guardian. October 7, 2020. Retrieved October 8, 2020.