Burna Boy emerges Best African Act at ‘MTV EMAs’ 2022
Grammy winning singer, Burna Boy, has been crowned the “Best African Act” at the 2022 MTV Europe Music Awards (MTV EMAs).
The “Last Last” singer beat other nominees including Ayra Starr (Nigeria), Black Sherif (Ghana), Musa Keys (South Africa) and Zuchu (Tanzania) to clinch the award.
Taylor Swift, who was the queen of the night, earned four awards at the ‘MTV EMAs’2022 at the PSD Bank Dome in Düsseldorf, Germany.
She clinched top awards, including “Best Artist,” “Best Video,” “Best Pop” and “Best Longform Video” for “All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version).”
Nicki Minaj was awarded “Best Song” for “Super Freaky Girl,” and “Best Hip Hop,” while Harry Styles won ‘Best Live.’
Hosted by Rita Ora and Taika Waititi, the live global music celebration featured electrifying performances from chart-topping artistes and honoured fan favourites across 20 categories.
The show also featured a moving performance by the Ukrainian Band Kalush Orchestra with a powerful display of support for Ukraine.
Announcing Odowgu as the winner, MTV EMA via its official Twitter handle wrote: “And the winner of Best Africa Act #MTVEMA is… @burnaboy!”
Acknowledging the award, Burna thanked the organisers while expressing regret over his absence.
He tweeted: “Thanks for the love @mtvema I’m super bummed I couldn’t be there. We go again!”