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Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Wizkid, Olamide, Alikiba, Black Coffee, Cassper Nyovest Nominated For “Best African Act” At MTV EMAs 2016


African stars Olamide (Nigeria), Wizkid (Nigeria),  Alikiba (Tanzania),Black Coffee (South Africa) and Cassper Nyovest (South Africa) have been nominated for Best African Act at the 2016 MTV EMAs, MTV’s annual music awards spectacular that celebrates the hottest artists from around the world.

The 2016 MTV EMAs will air live from on MTV (DStv channel 130) and MTV Base (DStv channel 322) on Sunday 6 November at 22:00 CAT from the Ahoy Rotterdam in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Commented Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa, “It is wonderful to see African artists nominated at the 2016 MTV EMAs on the same platform as global superstars of the caliber of Rihanna, Beyoncé, Drake, Kanye West and more.

In other categories, cultural icons Beyoncé and Justin Bieber led the pack with five nominations each. Superstar Adele followed closely behind with four nods, alongside Best Rock nominees Coldplay, Best New Act nominee Lukas Graham and Best Male candidate Shawn Mendes. Rihanna and Drake earned three nods each, including a Best Song nomination for their hit collaboration “Work.” Adele’s record-shattering hit “Hello,” Justin Bieber’s electronic pop track “Sorry,” Lukas Graham’s soul-pop ballad “7 Years” and the Seeb remix of Mike Posner’s dance smash “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” also earned nominations for Best Song.


To celebrate a year of international artistry in a digital era that inspires creative connection between artists and fans more than ever, MTV unveiled the Best Song nominees in a vocal cover medley by Spanish rising artist/Internet sensation Leroy Sanchez.  The reveal of the video was broadcast across MTV’s digital platforms and a coalition of media partners.

See below for the full list of nominees:

BEST AFRICAN ACT
Alikiba
Black Coffee
Cassper Nyovest
Olamide
Wizkid

BEST SONG        
Adele - Hello
Justin Bieber - Sorry
Lukas Graham - 7 Years
Mike Posner - I Took A Pill In Ibiza (Seeb Remix)
Rihanna ft. Drake - Work

BEST VIDEO
Beyoncé - Formation
Coldplay - Up&Up
Kanye West - Famous
Tame Impala - The Less I Know the Better
The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk - Starboy
                                 
BEST FEMALE                
Adele
Beyoncé
Lady Gaga          
Rihanna
Sia           
                                 
BEST MALE        
Calvin Harris
Drake  
Justin Bieber  
Shawn Mendes               
The Weeknd        
                                 
BEST LIVE          
Adele
Beyoncé              
Coldplay              
Green Day           
twenty one pilots            
                                 
BEST NEW          
Bebe Rexha
DNCE  
Lukas Graham
The Chainsmokers          
Zara Larsson
                                 
BEST POP           
Ariana Grande
Fifth Harmony
Justin Bieber  
Rihanna
Selena Gomez
Shawn Mendes               
                                 
BEST ROCK        
Coldplay
Green Day
Metallica              
Muse  
Red Hot Chili Peppers
                                 
BEST ALTERNATIVE
Kings of Leon
Radiohead           
Tame Impala        
The 1975             
twenty one pilots            
                                 
BEST HIP HOP                
Drake
Future
G-Eazy                
Kanye West        
Wiz Khalifa          
                                 
BEST ELECTRONIC        
Afrojack              
Calvin Harris        
David Guetta  
Major Lazer         
Martin Garrix  
                                 
BEST PUSH         
Alessia Cara  
Anne-Marie         
Bebe Rexha        
Blossoms
Charlie Puth         
DNCE  
Dua Lipa
Elle King
Halsey
Jack Garratt
Jonas Blue          
Lukas Graham
                                 
BIGGEST FANS              
Ariana Grande                
Beyoncé              
Justin Bieber
Lady Gaga          
Shawn Mendes               
                                                             
BEST WORLD STAGE                
Duran Duran - Piazza Del Duomo, Milan (2015)
Ellie Goulding - Piazza Del Duomo, Milan (2015)
Jess Glynne - Isle of MTV, Malta (2016)
Martin Garrix - Isle of MTV, Malta (2015)
One Republic - MTV Evolution, Philippines (2016)
Tinie Tempah  - MTV Crashes, Plymouth (2015)
Tomorrowland - Belgium (2016)
Wiz Khalifa - Isle of MTV, Malta (2016)

Voting for the nominated artists, including the Best African Act nominees is now live at mtvema.com until 6 November at 00:59 CAT.

Social voting categories Biggest Fans and Best Look will go live at a later date, with full details and voting procedures to be announced.


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