Nigerian superstars, Wizkid and Tems have both been included in the nominees list for the 2021 MTV EMAs in the Best African Act category.

Wizkid and Tems who both collaborated on the hit song “Essence” join the likes of Diamond Platnumz, Amaarae and Focalistic in contention for the Best African Act category at the 2021 MTV EMAs. The list was announced on Wednesday, the 20th of October 2021.

On getting nominated, here is what Tems wrote:

I’m extremely excited to be nominated for the Best African Act at the MTV EMAs. The last few years have been crazy and I am just grateful to God for all the blessings so far. I am honoured to be a part of the amazing voices from our continent who are breaking barriers and redefining music globally.

See the full list of nominees below:

Best African Act

  • Tems
  • Wizkid
  • Amaarae
  • Diamond Platnumz
  • Focalistic

Best Artist

  • Doja Cat
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Justin Bieber
  • Lady Gaga
  • Lil Nas X
  • The Weeknd

Best Pop

  • BTS
  • Doja Cat
  • Dua Lipa
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Justin Bieber
  • Olivia Rodrigo

Best Song

  • Doja Cat ft. SZA – Kiss Me More
  • Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits
  • Justin Bieber – Peaches ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon
  • Lil Nas X – MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)
  • Olivia Rodrigo – Drivers License
  • The Kid LAROI, Justin Bieber – STAY

Best Video

  • Doja Cat ft. SZA – Kiss Me More
  • Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits
  • Justin Bieber – Peaches ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon
  • Lil Nas X – MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)
  • Normani ft. Cardi B – Wild Side
  • Taylor Swift – willow

Best Collaboration

  • Black Eyed Peas, Shakira – GIRL LIKE ME
  • Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic – Leave the Door Open
  • Doja Cat ft. SZA – Kiss Me More
  • Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – INDUSTRY BABY
  • The Kid LAROI, Justin Bieber – STAY
  • The Weeknd & Ariana Grande – Save Your Tears (Remix)

Best New

  • Giveon Griff
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • Rauw Alejandro
  • Saweetie
  • The Kid LAROI

Best Electronic

  • Calvin Harris
  • David Guetta
  • Joel Corry
  • Marshmello
  • Skrillex
  • Swedish House Mafia

Best Rock

  • Coldplay Foo Fighters
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Kings Of Leon
  • Måneskin
  • The Killers

Best Alternative

  • Halsey Lorde
  • Machine Gun Kelly
  • Twenty-One Pilots
  • WILLOW
  • YUNGBLUD

Best Latin

  • Bad Bunny
  • J. Balvin
  • Maluma
  • Rauw Alejandro
  • Rosalía
  • Shakira

Best Hip Hop

  • Cardi B
  • DJ Khaled
  • Drake
  • Kanye West
  • Megan Thee Stallion
  • Nicki Minaj

Best K-Pop

  • BTS
  • LISA
  • Monsta X
  • NCT 127
  • ROSÉ
  • TWICE

Best Group

  • BTS
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Jonas Brothers
  • Little Mix
  • Måneskin
  • Silk Sonic

Best Push

  • 24KGoldn
  • Fousheé
  • Girl in Red
  • Griff
  • JC Stewart
  • JXDN
  • Latto
  • Madison Beer
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • Remi Wolf
  • SAINt JHN
  • The Kid LAROI

Biggest Fans

  • Ariana Grande
  • BLACKPINK
  • BTS
  • Justin Bieber
  • Lady Gaga
  • Taylor Swift

Video for Good

  • Billie Eilish – Your Power
  • Demi Lovato – Dancing With The Devil
  • girl in red – Serotonin
  • H.E.R. – Fight For You
  • Harry Styles – Treat People With Kindness
  • Lil Nas X – MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)

Best US Act (BEST LOCAL ACT*)

  • Ariana Grande
  • Doja Cat
  • Lil Nas X
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • Taylor Swift