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Tiwa Savage and Davido Nominated for MTV EMA 2018

The nominees for the MTV Europe Music Awards 2018 have been announced, with Nigeria’s Tiwa Savage and Davido are nominated in the Best African Act category.

The Best African Act is one of the regional award categories at the annual EMAs which rewards outstanding African artistes. This year’s Best African Act category has Fally Ipupa from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nyashinski from Kenya, Distruction Boyz and Shekinah from South Africa, alongside Nigeria’s Davido and Tiwa Savage.

This year’s award is scheduled to hold at the Bilbao Exhibition Centre, Barakaldo, Biscay, Spain on Sunday, 4th November 2018. This will be the third time that Spain will be hosting the awards show.

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Best African Act

Davido (Nigeria)

Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)

Distruction Boyz (South Africa)

Fally Ipupa (DRC)

Nyashinski (Kenya)

Shekinah (South Africa)


Best Artist

Ariana Grande

Camila Cabello


Dua Lipa

Post Malone


Best Video

Ariana Grande: “no tears left to cry”

Camila Cabello: “Havana ft. Young Thug”

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”

Drake: “God’s Plan”

Post Malone: “rockstar ft. 21 Savage”


Best POP

Ariana Grande

Camila Cabello

Dua Lipa

Hailee Steinfeld

Shawn Mendes


Best New Artist



Cardi B

Hayley Kiyoko

Jessie Reyez


Best Look

Cardi B

Dua Lipa


Nicki Minaj

Post Malone


Best Hip Hop




Nicki Minaj

Travis Scott


Best Live

Ed Sheeran



Shawn Mendes

The Carters


Best Rock

5 Seconds Of Summer

Foo Fighters

Imagine Dragons




Best Alternative

Fall Out Boy

Panic! At The Disco

The 1975

Thirty Seconds To Mars

twenty one pilots


Best Electronic

Calvin Harris

David Guetta


Martin Garrix

The Chainsmokers


Biggest Fans


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


Best Push

PRETTYMUCH (October 2017)

Why Don’t We (November 2017 )

Grace VanderWaal (December 2017)

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 (Best Local Act)

Ariana Grande

Camila Cabello

Cardi B

Imagine Dragons

Post Malone

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Akwaowo Willie is a social media consultant for several businesses including SMEs and Startups. He is also an entrepreneur and writer with interests in entertainment, media, fashion, among others. He is married, with 2 adorable children.

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