Thursday, October 18, 2012


After a tough competition across all sub-Saharan Africa, MTV has announced that Nigerian superstar D'Banj has been named Best African Act of the 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards, having received the most votes from fans across sub-Saharan Africa.

D’banj has previously won Best African Act at the 2007 MTV EMA, Artist of the Year at both the 2008 and 2009 MTV Africa Music Awards, and Best International Act: Africa at the 2011 BET Awards.

By winning this, D'Banj will now contest with Indian artis Alobo Naga and his band and Ahmed Soultan from the Middle East for the chance to represent the Africa, India and Middle East region in the Worldwide Act category.
Fans will be able to vote for their favourite regional act on the website: from now until October 30 when the winner would be announced.

There are a total of five regions and the winner of the Africa, India and Middle East which has been grouped as a single region will go head to head with the winners of the other four regions. Those regions are Europe, Latin America, North America and Asia Pacific.
 They will battle for votes for the “Worldwide Act” distinction, and the winner will be named at the show in Frankfurt.

As previously announced, Rihanna and Taylor Swift top the list of the “2012 MTV EMA” nominees with six and five nods, respectively, with Justin Bieber and Katy Perry following closely behind with four nominations each. Lady Gaga, Lana Del Rey, Nicki Minaj, Carly Rae Jepsen, fun., Jay Z and Kanye West each received three EMA nominations, while Green Day, Gotye, Pitbull, Flo Rida, Rita Ora, Muse, Arctic Monkeys, Jack White and One Direction are up for two awards.

Fans can vote for the Europe Music Award categories on Voting is open until Friday, November 9 2012.

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