JOHANNESBURG, October 4 – International music channel MTV announced on Wednesday, that six top African acts had been nominated for the 2017 MTV EMAs, which will air in London in two weeks.
“The 2017 MTV EMAs feature some of the globe’s most talented entertainers, the annual awards celebration is watched by millions worldwide and provides the perfect platform to showcase Africa’s most talented musicians through our MTV EMA Best Africa Act category,” said Vice President for BET, Youth & Music for Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa, Monde Twala.
The Best African Act nominations include Babes Wodumo, (South Africa), Nasty C (South Africa), Wizkid (Nigeria), Davido (Nigeria), C4 Pedro (Angola) and Nyanshinski (Kenya), while only one of them will have the honour of being dubbed the best in the category.
“This year our nominees reflect an exciting musical diversity and are an amazing representation of authentic African culture. Congratulations to all our Africa nominees, we continue to be proud of the important role they play in projecting the best of Africa to the world.”
Internationally pop superstar Taylor Swift leaded the nominations, nabbing six entries including Best Video for her record-breaking “Look What You Made Me Do” which debuted at the MTV VMAs in August.
Global sensation Shawn Mendes was close behind Swift with five nominations, including Best Song and Best Artist—the latter category featuring the two nominees going head-to-head.
– African News Agency (ANA)