Davido Wins ‘Best African Act’ At The 2017 MTV EMAs

Davido Wins ‘Best African Act’ At The 2017 MTV EMAs

by | 13th November 2017

DMW boss, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has bagged an award of the “Best African Act” at the 2017 MTV EMA.


Davido edged out his biggest contender in Nigeria, Wizkid, and his South African counterpart, 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 his twitter page to make the grand announcement.


He wrote: “I’M ON FiAAAAAAA!!🔥 Thank you everybody. THIS IS FOR YOU MOM! ❤️ ❤️❤️ #30BG”.




Davido recently released a new single, FIA, which was produced by Fresh.


See 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
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
Ed Sheeran – WINNER


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


Best Rock
Coldplay – WINNER
Foo Fighters
Royal Blood
The Killers


Best Hip Hop
Eminem – WINNER
Kendrick Lamar
Post Malone


Best Alternative
Imagine Dragons
Lana Del Rey
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
Noah Cyrus
Petite Meller
Rag’n’Bone Man
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


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


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


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