Starboy Wizkid keeps soaring high in his reputation and brand as an international artist. The Nigerian singer has added yet another feather to his cap as he’s crown the king of African at the MTV EMAs.
Wizkid was honoured with trophies for Best African Act and Worldwide Act, topped only by Justin Bieber, who took home three trophies: Best Song, Best Fans and Best Canadian Act, and matching Lady Gaga who won trophies for Best Female and Best Look.
Worlds collided in a spectacle of music and stunning visuals on the 2016 MTV EMAs stage, featuring epic performances that took over Rotterdam and aired live around the world on 6 November. Host Bebe Rexha kicked off the global music celebration, crashing through the ceiling to start the party, followed by superstar Bruno Mars who delivered an upbeat performance of his smash single 24K Magic , lighting up the stage with his dance moves.
Global phenomenon Green Day also returned to the EMAs stage with a vengeance, honoured with the night’s prestigious milestone award, Global Icon . After an explosive performance of Bang Bang , the group closed the show just days ahead of the US election with American Idiot .
Wizkid was one of six artists from around the globe who were named as Worldwide Act winners; his fellow honourees were Shawn Mendes (Canada ), Zara Larsson (Sweden), Maluma (Columbia), ( Korea) and Troye Sivan (Australia).
2016 MTV EMA WINNERS
Justin Bieber – Sorry
The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk – Starboy
BEST AFRICAN ACT
Troye Sivan – Australia
Shawn Mendes – Canada
Maluma – Columbia
GOT7 – Korea
Wizkid – Nigeria
Zara Larsson – Sweden
Twenty One Pilots
Twenty One Pilots
BEST HIP HOP
GLOBAL ICON AWARD
BEST WORLD STAGE
Martin Garrix – Isle of MTV, Malta (2015)