The Fight Is Even Worse Now!! Wizkid and Davido Nominated for MTV EMA Best African Act

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Talking of 2017, it has been a great year for African pop singers Wizkid and Davido as they have independently recorded massive successes both locally and globally.

Davido is credited to have the two hottest African pop songs of 2017 IF and Fall and the former earned a lengthy verse from RnB Veteran – Rkelly. The singer also collaborated with Rapper – Yung Thug and American Trap group – Rae Sremmurd on his third release themed ‘Pere’.

The completion of his ’30 Billion World  Tour’ which took singer to 30 cities across the world is also a very applaudable feat.

Davido has definitely had a great run in 2017.

Wizkid on the other hand has been on a rollercoaster of ‘records-smashing’. From becoming the most streamed African artist on Spotify to releasing an international tape [Sounds From the Other Side], snagging a gold recognition in Canada for Come Closer [featuring Drake], landing in the Guinness book of record for his contribution on the most streamed song on Spotify worldwide and most recently becoming the first African artiste to perform at the Royal Albert Hall in London, the list of his achievements is endless.

Wizkid has equally had a fabulous run this year.

The rivalry between Wizkid and Davido dates back to 2013 and once again the heavyweights will be engaging in a battle for dominance as they have both been nominated in the category for the Best African Artiste in the 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards along with South Africa’s – Babes Wodumo & Nasty C, Angola’s – C4 Pedro and Kenya’s – Nyashinksi.

The MTV Europe Music Awards will be holding on the 12th of November at the SSE Arena, Wembley, London with Rita Ora as host.

See full list of nominees below:

BEST AFRICAN ACT

Babes Wodumo – South Africa

C4 Pedro – Angola

DaVido – Nigeria

Nasty C – South Africa

Nyashinski – Kenya

WizKid – Nigeria

 

BEST SONG

Clean Bandit – Rockabye ft. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie

DJ Khaled – Wild Thoughts ft. Rihanna, Bryson Tiller

Ed Sheeran – Shape of You

Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee – Despacito (Remix) ft. Justin Bieber

Shawn Mendes – There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back

 

BEST ARTIST

Ariana Grande

Ed Sheeran

Kendrick Lamar

Miley Cyrus

Shawn Mendes

Taylor Swift

 

BEST LOOK

Dua Lipa

Harry Styles

Rita Ora

Taylor Swift

ZAYN

 

BEST NEW

Dua Lipa

Julia Michaels

Khalid

KYLE

Rag’n’Bone Man

 

BEST POP

Camila Cabello

Demi Lovato

Miley Cyrus

Shawn Mendes

Taylor Swift

 

BEST VIDEO

Foo Fighters – Run

Katy Perry – Bon Appétit ft. Migos

Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE.

KYLE – iSpy ft. Lil Yachty

Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do

 

BEST LIVE

Bruno Mars

Coldplay

Ed Sheeran

Eminem

U2

 

BEST ELECTRONIC

Calvin Harris

David Guetta

Major Lazer

Martin Garrix

The Chainsmokers

 

BEST ROCK

Coldplay

Foo Fighters

Royal Blood

The Killers

U2

 

BEST HIP HOP

Drake

Eminem

Future

Kendrick Lamar

Post Malone

 

BEST ALTERNATIVE

Imagine Dragons

Lana Del Rey

Lorde

The xx

Thirty Seconds To Mars

 

BIGGEST FANS

Ariana Grande

Justin Bieber

Katy Perry

Shawn Mendes

Taylor Swift

 

BEST PUSH

Hailee Steinfeld

Jon Bellion

Julia Michaels

Kacy Hill

Khalid

KYLE

Noah Cyrus

Petite Meller

Rag’n’Bone Man

SZA

The Head And The Heart

 

BEST WORLD STAGE

Steve Aoki – Live from Isle of MTV Malta 2016

Kings of Leon – Live from Oude Luxor Theatre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2016

Tomorrowland 2017

DNCE – Live from Isle of MTV Malta 2017

The Chainsmokers – Live from Isle of MTV Malta 2017

Foo Fighters – Live from Barcelona, Spain 2017

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