MTV has announced the nominees for the 2017 MTV EMAs, and that included six top acts from the African continent. Angola, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa are well represented at the MTV EMAs this year.
The awards will be hosted by Rita Ora and will be broadcast live from London’s SSE Arena, Wembley on Sunday, 12 November at 22:00 CAT simulcast on both MTV (DStv channel 130) and MTV Base (DStv channel 322).
Nominated in the Best African Act category, here are the stars:
C4 Pedro from Angola
Nyanshinki from Kenya
Wizkid from Nigeria
Davido from Nigeria
Babes Wodumo from South Africa
Nasty C from South Africa
Only one the above African stars will be honoured as the overall winner of this category. The battle is on! Start voting for your favourite now. Voting is open at mtvema.com The 2017 MTV EMAs voting closes on 12 November at 00.59am CAT
Monde Twala, Vice President for BET, Youth & Music for Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa had this to say; “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. 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.”
Here is the full list of the 2017 MTV EMAs nominees. Taylor Swift is leading, with six nominations
BEST AFRICAN ACT
Babes Wodumo (South Africa)
Nasty C (South Africa)
C4 Pedro (Angola)
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
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 HIP HOP
Lana Del Rey
Thirty Seconds To Mars
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
DNCE – Live from Isle of MTV Malta 2017
The Chainsmokers – Live from Isle of MTV Malta 2017
Foo Fighters – Live from Barcelona, Spain 2017
The 2017 MTV EMAs, in partnership with Smirnoff, will broadcast LIVE across the globe on Sunday, 12 November at 22:00 CAT from the SSE Arena, Wembley in London, England in partnership with #LondonIsOpen. It is one of the biggest global music events of the year that celebrates the hottest artists from around the world.
I love love C4 Pedro so much. His music does things to me. Kiki please let us know the day you get to interview him. I will dump everything and be your Tea Lady or PA.
Davido has a funny face. I don’t understand no matter what angle I view it from.
Me & u @Fruitcake. At first I thought its the way he poses. It looks like his head or neck isn’t “sitting ” or screwed on properly. Something is kinda odd abt his face.