Best African Act Award 2021-The MTV EMA is presented by Viacom International Media Networks to honour artistes and music in pop culture.
Best African Act Award 2021 – Wizkid has won the ‘Best African Act’
Wizkid was nominated for the award category alongside Tems, Amaarae, Diamond Platnumz, and Focalistic.The singer, during the award event on Sunday, toppled his rivals to win the title.
In October 2020, Wizkid released ‘Made In Lagos’ (MIL), his fourth album.
He has been on tour for the project, selling out concerts across the global west.
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MIL enlisted big names in music like Damian Marley, Skepta, H.E.R, Ella Mai, Burna Boy, Tems, and Terri.
In 2021, Wizkid dropped a video for ‘Essence’, a track off MIL, and followed up with a Justin Beiber remix.
‘Essence’ shot into the Billboard Hot 100 chat, cracking into the top 10.
Wizkid had also released an 18-track deluxe version of the project, receiving global acclaim.
In mid-2019, Wizkid had featured on Beyoncé’s ‘Brown Skin Girl’, a track off ‘The Lion King: The Gift’ soundtrack.
This had earned him major international awards, as fans celebrated the singer on social media.