Multiple awards winning artiste, Davido (real name – David Adeleke), has been nominated by the MTV European Music Awards (MTV EMA), for the ‘Best African Act’ 2014 Awards.
The award presentation is scheduled to hold in Glasgow, Scotland, in November.
A statement from Mr. Bruse Gillmer, Viacom International Media Network (Europe), organisers of the event, said Davido was the only nominee from Nigeria.
“Other African nominees to battle it out with Davido for supremacy in this keenly contested category include
- Goldfish (South Africa)
- Diamond (Tanzania)
- Toofan (Togo)
” it said. According to the statement, this is the fifth year that MTV has included Best African Act category in the EMA. Apart from Davido, previous winners are
- 2Face (2005),
- Freshly Ground (2006),
- D’Banj (2007 & 2012) and
- LCNVL (2013).
Also, for the first time, MTV is throwing open an EMA nomination to music fans via social media to nominate the fifth nominee in which Tiwa Savage (Nigeria) is included among those to be decided by fans. This wild card Twitter vote is open until September 14, by which MTV EMA nominees will be announced and voting will open on September 16.