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Master KG ends Nigeria’s dominance, wins MTV EMA Best African Act

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South African music producer, Master KG of Jerusalema fame has won the Best Africa Act award at the 2020 MTV Europe Music Awards.

Other acts in the category include Rema (Nigeria), Sheebah (Ugandan) and Gaz Mawete (DRC).

Master KG’s win ended the four-year dominance of the category by Nigerian music artists.

The Nigerians who won the category in the last four years are Wizkid (2016), Davido (2017), Tiwa Savage (2018) and Burna Boy (2019).

Giving his acceptance speech, Master KG said:

“I would love to thank my sister Nomcebo, my team Open Mic Productions, and everyone who has supported Master KG, thank you so much. To all my fans all over the world, without you this would have not been possible.”

Below is a list of the other winners.

BEST VIDEO

WINNER: DJ Khaled – “Popstar” feat. Drake

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Billie Eilish – “Everything I Wanted”

Cardi B – “WAP” feat. Megan Thee Stallion

Karol G – “Tusa” feat. Nicki Minaj

Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande – “Rain on Me”

Taylor Swift – “The Man”

The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights”

BEST ARTIST

WINNER: Lady Gaga

Dua Lipa

Harry Styles

Justin Bieber

Miley Cyrus

The Weeknd

BEST SONG

WINNER: BTS – Dynamite

DaBaby – “Rockstar” feat. Roddy Ricch

Dua Lipa – “Don’t Start Now”

Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande – “Rain on Me”

Roddy Ricch – “The Box”

The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights”

BEST COLLABORATION

WINNER: Karol G – “Tusa” feat. Nicki Minaj

BlackPink and Selena Gomez – “Ice Cream”

Cardi B – WAP” feat. Megan Thee Stallion

DaBaby – “Rockstar” feat. Roddy Ricch

Justin Bieber – “Intentions” feat. Quavo

Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande – “Rain on Me”

Sam Smith and Demi Lovato – “I’m Ready”

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BEST POP

WINNER: Little Mix

Dua Lipa

Harry Styles

Justin Bieber

Katy Perry

Lady Gaga

BTS

BEST GROUP

WINNER: BTS

5 Seconds of Summer

BlackPink

Chloe x Halle

CNCO

Little Mix

BEST NEW

WINNER: Doja Cat

Benee

DaBaby

Jack Harlow

Roddy Ricch

Yungblud

BIGGEST FANS

WINNER: BTS

Ariana Grande

BlackPink

Justin Bieber

Lady Gaga

Taylor Swift

BEST LATIN

WINNER: Karol G

Anuel AA

Bad Bunny

J Balvin

Maluma

Ozuna

BEST ROCK

WINNER: Coldplay

Green Day

Liam Gallagher

Pearl Jam

Tame Impala

The Killers

BEST HIP-HOP

WINNER: Cardi B

DaBaby

Drake

Eminem

Megan Thee Stallion

Roddy Ricch

Travis Scott

BEST ELECTRONIC

WINNER: David Guetta

Calvin Harris

Kygo

Marshmello

Martin Garrix

The Chainsmokers

BEST ALTERNATIVE

WINNER: Hayley Williams

Blackbear

FKA Twigs

Machine Gun Kelly

The 1975

Twenty One Pilots

VIDEO FOR GOOD

WINNER: H.E.R. – “I Can’t Breathe”

Anderson .Paak – “Lockdown”

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David Guetta and Sia – “Let’s Love”

Demi Lovato – “I Love Me”

Jorja Smith – “By Any Means”

Lil Baby – “The Bigger Picture”

BEST PUSH

WINNER: Yungblud

AJ Mitchell

Ashnikko

Benee

Brockhampton

Conan Gray

Doja Cat

Georgia

Jack Harlow

Lil Tecca

Tate McRae

Wallows

BEST VIRTUAL LIVE

WINNER: BTS – Map of the Soul Concert Live Stream

J Balvin – Behind the Colores Live Experience

Katy Perry @ Tomorrow Land – Around the World

Little Mix – Uncancelled

Maluma – Papi Juancho Live

Post Malone – Nirvana Tribute

BEST UK & IRELAND ACT

WINNER: Little Mix

AJ Tracey

Joel Corry

Jorja Smith

Lewis Capaldi

The 1975.

MTV EMA GENERATION CHANGE AWARDS

WINNER: Luiza Brasil (Brazil)

WINNER: Kiki Mordi (Nigeria)

WINNER: Temi Mwale (UK)

WINNER: Catherhea Potjanaporn (Malaysia)

WINNER: Raquel Willis (US)



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