Nigerian pop star Tiwa Savage is the Best African Act of the year; this is according to the 2018 MTV Europe Music Awards (MTV EMAs).
Tiwa Savage, who is the first female to win the accolade in that category, overcame competition from her compatriot Davido, Kenya’s Nyashinksi, DR Congo’s Fally Ipupa, South Africa’s Distruction Boyz and Shekinah.
The 2018 MTV EMAs was held at the Bilbao Exhibition Center in Bilbao, Spain on Sunday, November 4.
In June this year, Tiwa Savage lost to Davido in the Best International Act category of the Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards.
In 2014, Tiwa Savage won the Best Female Act at the African version of the reward scheme called MTV Africa Music Award (MAMA).
The “Lova Lova” hit-maker described the MTV EMAs 2018 as “incredible”, Nigeria’s “The Nation” reports.
The MTV EMAs was broadcast live in 81 countries around the world.