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Burna Boy bags new honours with MTV EMAS win

By Chinonso Ihekire
19 November 2022   |   4:00 am
Nigerian music star, Burna Boy, has been crowned the Best African Act at the MTV EMAs 2022. Announced during the pre-award ceremony, the recognition saw Burna best other nominees including Ayra Starr, Black Sherif, Musa Keys (South Africa) and Zuchu (Tanzania) following a widely successful music year.

•Gets Another Grammy Nod 
Nigerian music star, Burna Boy, has been crowned the Best African Act at the MTV EMAs 2022. Announced during the pre-award ceremony, the recognition saw Burna best other nominees including Ayra Starr, Black Sherif, Musa Keys (South Africa) and Zuchu (Tanzania) following a widely successful music year.

Interestingly, the ‘African Giant’ was also announced as a nominee for the Best Global Music Performance and Best Global Music Album for the 65th Grammys. So far, the singer has been nominated in five different categories in the Grammys, since he bagged his first nod in 2020.

Hosted by Rita Ora and Taika Waititi, the live global music celebration featured electrifying performances from chart-topping artists and honoured fan favorites across 20 categories. The show also featured a moving performance by Ukrainian Band Kalush Orchestra with a powerful display of support for Ukraine.

On a night that saw EMA hosts Rita Ora and Taikia Waititi bring the fashion and the fun with unforgettable looks and show moments, David Guetta and Bebe Rexha opened the performances with their hit song “I’m Good (Blue)”, with Guetta DJing from a massive riser and Rexha swinging onto the stage. Stormzy performed his ballad Fire Babe for the first time on TV, creating an intimate show moment with kinetic lighting and special guest vocalist, Debbie.

SPINALL, Äyanna and Nasty C closed the night performing Power, flanked by roller skaters with tracking devices that made the lights on the stage form funky patterns.