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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 Drake 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 Anne-Marie Bazzi Cardi B Hayley Kiyoko Jessie Reyez   Best Look Cardi B Dua Lipa Migos Nicki Minaj Post Malone   Best Hip Hop Drake Eminem Migos Nicki Minaj Travis Scott   Best Live Ed Sheeran Muse P!nk Shawn Mendes The Carters   Best Rock 5 Seconds Of Summer Foo Fighters Imagine Dragons Muse U2   Best Alternative Fall Out Boy Panic! At The Disco The 1975 Thirty Seconds To Mars twenty one pilots   Best Electronic Calvin Harris David Guetta Marshmello Martin Garrix The Chainsmokers   Biggest Fans BTS 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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This article was first published on 8th October 2018


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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