Davido beats Wizkid, Nasty C, others, wins “Best African Act” at 2017 #MTVEMA (FULL LIST)


Nigerian singer and DMW boss, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has emerged the winner of the “Best African Act” category at the 2017 MTV EMAs which took place this night in London.

The venue for this year’s award is the SSE Arena in Wembley, London with Rita Ora as the host of the ceremony.

Davido defeated Wizkid and South Africa's Nasty C to take home the highly coveted award.

Other African acts who were in the same category include Babes Wodumo from South Africa, C4 Pedro from Angola and Nyashinki from Kenya.

Davido took to Twitter to celebrate the recognition.

“I’m on Fiaaaaaaa!!🔥 Thank you everybody. This is for you mom! ❤️ ❤️❤️ #30BG”, he said.

Davido recently released a new hit single accompanied by a video titled “FIA”.

Find the full list of winners below:

Best Song
Clean Bandit – Rockabye ft. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie
DJ Khaled – Wild Thoughts ft. Rihanna, Bryson Tiller
Ed Sheeran – Shape of You
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee – Despacito (Remix) ft. Justin Bieber
Shawn Mendes – There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back – WINNER

Best Artist
Ariana Grande
Ed Sheeran
Kendrick Lamar
Miley Cyrus
Shawn Mendes – WINNER
Taylor Swift

Best New
Dua Lipa – WINNER
Julia Michaels
Khalid
KYLE
Rag‘n’Bone Man

Best Pop
Camila Cabello – WINNER
Demi Lovato
Miley Cyrus
Shawn Mendes
Taylor Swift

Best Video
Foo Fighters – Run
Katy Perry – Bon Appétit ft. Migos
Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE. – WINNER
KYLE – iSpy ft. Lil Yachty
Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do

Best Live
Bruno Mars
Coldplay
Ed Sheeran – WINNER
Eminem
U2

Best Electronic
Calvin Harris
David Guetta – WINNER
Major Lazer
Martin Garrix
The Chainsmokers

Best Rock
Coldplay – WINNER
Foo Fighters
Royal Blood
The Killers
U2

Best Hip Hop
Drake
Eminem – WINNER
Future
Kendrick Lamar
Post Malone

Best Alternative
Imagine Dragons
Lana Del Rey
Lorde
The xx
Thirty Seconds To Mars – WINNER

Biggest Fans
Ariana Grande
Justin Bieber
Katy Perry
Shawn Mendes – WINNER
Taylor Swift

Best Push
Hailee Steinfeld – WINNER
Jon Bellion
Julia Michaels
Kacy Hill
Khalid
KYLE
Noah Cyrus
Petite Meller
Rag’n’Bone Man
SZA
The Head And The Heart

Best World Stage
Steve Aoki – Live from Isle of MTV Malta 2016
Kings of Leon – Live from Oude Luxor Theatre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2016
Tomorrowland 2017
DNCE – Live from Isle of MTV Malta 2017
The Chainsmokers – Live from Isle of MTV Malta 2017 – WINNER
Foo Fighters – Live from Barcelona, Spain 2017

Best Look
Dua Lipa
Harry Styles
Rita Ora
Taylor Swift
Zayn Malik – WINNER

Global Icon
U2

Best UK & Ireland Act
Dua Lipa
Ed Sheeran
Little Mix
Louis Tomlinson – WINNER
Stormzy

Best Canadian Act
Alessia Cara
Drake
Justin Bieber – WINNER
Shawn Mendes
The Weekend

Best US Act
DJ Khaled
Fifth Harmony
Kendrick Lamar
Bruno Mars – WINNER

Taylor Swift

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