Nigerian music sensation Wizkid has given his fans bragging rights as he emerged the Best African Act at the recently concluded MTV Europe Music Awards.
The Afrobeats superstar competed with other African musicians, including Tems (Nigeria), Amaarae (Ghana), Diamond Platnumz and Focalistic (South Africa), to win the award.
The singer who is currently on his ‘Made in Lagos’ (MIL) tour, was not physically present at the Award ceremony but accepted it in a virtually-recorded speech.
“I just want to say a big thank you to the EMAs for the award. I’ll also like to say a big thank you to my fans, ” Wizkid said.
“Thank you for supporting Wizkid, thank you for supporting Starboy, thank you for supporting big Wiz. Africa to the world!”
The singer also took to his verified Instagram story to share his win with his followers. He posted a video snippet of this announcement as the winner of the category.
Congratulating the ‘Essence’ singer on his win, organisers of the event via their Instagram handle, @mtvbaseafrica, wrote, “HUGE congratulations to BIG WIZ @wizkidayo for winning Best African Act! From Lagos to the world #MTVEMA #StarBoyHQ.
Speaking on Wizkid’s win, ViacomCBS Networks Africa’s senior vice-president and general manager Monde Twala, said, “Wizkid’s win at the EMAs underscores Africa’s rise to prominence in the global music scene. Music has the power to unite the world, and this year’s winner has truly embodied that concept with ground-breaking collaborations and inspirational messaging.”
“We are proud of all the artists nominated in the Best African Act category, and VCNA will continue in its promise to promote local talent across our platforms as we showcase the best of African music and culture to the world.”