2015 MTV EMA: Yemi Alade, Davido, AKA Lose ‘Best African Act’ To Diamond Platnumz
Tanzania pop star, Diamond Platnumz has won the 2015 MTV EMAs ‘Best African Act’. He was up against Nigeria’s Davido and Yemi Alade, South African rapper AKA and Ivorian performer DJ Arafat for the title.
In the battle for the coveted award, fans were given the opportunity to vote for their favourite artiste on the award website and Diamond Platnumz garnered the highest number of votes.
It is not yet uhuru for the Tanzania star at the EMAs as he will go head to head with the best act from India. The two acts are up for the Best Africa/India Act award. Fans of the Tanzanian star can vote for him from now until Saturday, October 24.
In 2005, African Queen crooner, 2Face Idibia made history by becoming the first act to win the Best African Act category. Also, the Kokomaster and No Long Thing singer, D’Banj made history by winning the award twice. He won in it 2007 and 2012 respectively. Other artistes who have won the award include Freshlyground (2006), South African acts LCNVL (2013), and Kenyan group, Sauti Sol (2014).
British singer, Ed Sheeran and Australian actress/model Ruby Rose will be hosting this year’s awards ceremony schedule to hold on Sunday, October 25 at the Mediolanum Forum in Milan, Italy.
The ceremony, which would be broadcast live across the world at 8PM, will see performances from Pharrell Williams, Ed Sheeran & Rudimental, Jess Glynne and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and other stars.