November 3, 2019 Nigerian Born Singer Burna Boy was announced the winner of the Best Act Award at the 2019 MTV EMA’s.
Burna who was nominated Along side Nigerian entertainment, Teni, South Africa’s Prince, Kaybee and Nasty C, Harmonize from Tanzania and Togo,s duo Toofan, took home the most prestigious award held inSeville, Span on Sunday 3rd November 2019.
With his 2019 MTV EMA win, Burna Boy joins the exclusive list of Nigerian top superstar artistes who have won most international honour. Past Nigerian winners of the MTV EMA Best Africa Act award include 2face idibia , D’Banj, Tiwa Savage and Davido.
Alex Okosi, the Executive Vice President and Managing Director for Viacom International Media Networks Africa (VIMN Africa) and BET International has commented: African music continues to make significant contributions to global entertainment and culture. We are very proud of and congratulate our own Burna Boy from Nigeria for winning the Best Africa Act at the 2019 MTV EMA which showcases and celebrates the best talent from the world.
The 2019 awards show opened with pop superstar Dua Lipa delivering the first global stage performance of her new song ” Don’t Start Now,” joined by a massive yellow wall of dancers.
Following his performance, show host Becky G appeared in her first of many costumes to partake in a hilarious dialogue with herself that was a nod to the outstanding year in women-led and Latin music.