2018 MTV EMAs: Tiwa Savage Wins Best African Act Award [List Of Winners]

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Nigeria’s queen of music, Tiwa Savage has won the 2018 MTV Europe Music Awards (MTV EMAs) in the Best African Act category.

The annual MTV EMA held last night at the expansive Bilbao Exhibition Center, Bilbao, Spain, amidst glitz and glamour, awarding music artistes around the globe in different categories.

The African act category was infused into the MTV EMA to enhance musical alliances across borders, and promote cultural integrations.

Tiwa was nominated alongside fellow Nigerian act,

David Adeleke, aka Davido; South Africa’s Distruction Boyz and Shekinah; Kenya’s Nyashinski and Fally Ipupa from the DRC.

The songstress, in June of this year, lost to Davido, in the Best International Act category of the Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards.

Speaking with The Nation on the red carpet, prior to the award show, Tiwa was full of accolades for Davido whom she proudly called by his alias; O.B.O.

She said it was humbling being nominated in the same category of the award with Davido. She also gave a shout out to fellow contestant from DRC, Fally Ipupa.

It may be the second time that Tiwa was rocking the MTV red carpet, having won the Best Female Act at the African version of the reward scheme called MTV Africa Music Award (MAMA) in 2014.

Delighted by her first-time experience in Bilbao, Tiwa simple said she loves the Spanish food, while also describing the award organisation as ‘incredible’.

Alao, a 26-year-old Nigerian lady, Hauwa Ojeifo won in the first edition of MTV EMA Generation Change Award category.

Miss Ojeifo who was selected among four others was missed on the red carpet, as she could not secure a Schengen Visa from the Spanish embassy in Nigeria to embark on the trip.

Her award category was presented during the MTV EMA red carpet pre-show.

The award aims to elevate and empower the fearless, original young people who are changing the world.

Ojeifo was selected alongside a 21-year old Afghanistan, Sonita Alizadeh; 17 year old Lebanese, Mohamad Aljounde; 20 year old Briton, Ellen Jones and an 18 year old Xiuhtezcatl “X” Martinez.

The MTV EMA was broadcast live in 81 countries around the world.

Full list of winners below:

BEST AFRICAN ACT

Davido (Nigeria)

Tiwa Savage (Nigeria) Winner

Distruction Boyz (South Africa)

Fally Ipupa (DRC)

Nyashinski (Kenya)

Shekinah (South Africa)

BEST ARTIST

Ariana Grande

Camila Cabello (Winner)

Drake

Dua Lipa

Post Malone

BEST VIDEO

Ariana Grande (No Tears left to cry)

Camila Cabello (Havana ft. Young Thug) (Winner)

Childish Gambino (This Is America)

Lil Dicky (Freaky Friday ft. Chris Brown)

The Carters (APES**T)

BEST SONG

Ariana Grande (No tears left to cry)

Bebe Rexha (Meant To Be ft. Florida Georgia Line)

Camila Cabello (Havana ft. Young Thug) – Winner

Drake (God’s Plan)

Post Malone (Rockstar ft. 21 Savage)

BEST POP

Ariana Grande

Camila Cabello

Dua Lipa (Winner)

Hailee Steinfeld

Shawn Mendes

BEST NEW ARTIST

Anne-Marie

Bazzi

Cardi B (Winner)

Hayley Kiyoko

Jessie Reyez

BEST LOOK

Cardi B (Winner)

Dua Lipa

Migos

Nicki Minaj

Post Malone

BEST HIP HOP

Drake

Eminem

Migos

Nicki Minaj (Winner)

Travis Scott

BEST LIVE

Ed Sheeran

Muse

P!nk

Shawn Mendes (Winner)

The Carters

BEST ROCK

5 Seconds Of Summer (Winner)

Foo Fighters

Imagine Dragons

Muse

U2

BEST ALTERNATIVE

Fall Out Boy

Panic! At The Disco (Winner)

The 1975

Thirty Seconds To Mars

Twenty-one pilots

BEST ELECTRONIC

Calvin Harris

David Guetta

Marshmello (Winner)

Martin Garrix

The Chainsmokers

BIGGEST FANS

BTS (Winner)

Camila Cabello

Selena Gomez

Shawn Mendes

Taylor Swift

BEST WORLD STAGE

Clean Bandit (MTV Crashes Plymouth, UK 2017)

Charli XCX (MTV Crashes Plymouth, UK 2017)

David Guetta (Trafalgar Square, UK 2017)

Jason Derulo (Isle of MTV Malta 2018)

Post Malone (Wireless Festival, UK 2018)

Migos (Wireless Festival, UK 2018)

J Cole (Wireless Festival, UK 2018)

Nick Jonas (MTV Spotlight @ Hyperplay, Singapore 2018)

Alessia Cara (MTV Spotlight @ Hyperplay, Singapore 2018) (Winner)

BEST PUSH

PRETTYMUCH (October 2017)

Why Don’t We (November 2017)

Grace VanderWaal (December 2017) – Winner

Bishop Briggs (January 2018)

Superorganism (February 2018)

Jessie Reyez (March 2018)

Hayley Kiyoko (April 2018)

Lil Xan (May 2018)

Sigrid (June 2018)

Chloe x Halle (July 2018)

Bazzi (August 2018)

Jorja Smith (September 2018)

BEST US ACT

Ariana Grande

Camila Cabello (Winner)

Cardi B

Imagine Dragons

Post Malone

BEST CANADIAN ACT: Shawn Mendes (Winner)

 

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