Posted on Mon 4 Nov 2019, 08:55 AM

Serial hitmaker Burna Boy has been announced as the winner of the Best Africa Act award at the 2019 MTV EMA’s.

Burna who was nominated alongside fellow Nigerian, Teni the Entertainer, South Africa’s Prince Kaybee and Nasty C, Harmonize from Tanzania and Togo’s duo TooFan, took home the prestigious award at a star studded event held in Seville, Spain on Sunday, November 3rd, 2019.

With his 2019 MTV EMA win, Burna Boy joins an exclusive list of Nigerian superstar artistes who have won the much coveted international honour. Past Nigerian winners of the MTV EMA Best Africa Act award include 2Baba Idibia, D’Banj, Tiwa Savage and Davido.

Alex Okosi, Executive Vice President and Managing Director for Viacom International Media Networks Africa (VIMN Africa) and BET International commented: “African music continues to make significant contributions to global entertainment and culture. We are proud of and congratulate Burna Boy from Nigeria for winning the Best Africa Act at the 2019 MTV EMA which showcases and celebrates the best talent from the world.”

The 2019 awards show opened with pop superstar Dua Lipa delivering the first global stage performance of her new song “Don’t Start Now,” joined by a massive yellow wall of dancers. Following the performance, show host Becky G appeared in her first of many costumes to partake in a hilarious bilingual dialogue with herself that was a nod to the outstanding year in women-led and Latin music.

22-year-old Kevin Doe from Sierra Leone who is a self-taught engineer and entrepreneur was recognised as one of the 2019 MTV EMA Generation Change Award winners.

The “MTV EMA Generation Change Award” returned a second year to elevate and empower the fearless, original young people who are changing the world using music, creativity and innovation.

See complete list of winners and performances below:

FULL LIST OF “2019 MTV EMA” WINNERS
 
BEST AFRICA ACT

Burna Boy (Nigeria) — (WINNER)

Prince Kaybee (South Africa)

TooFan (Toga)

Nasty C (South Africa)

Teni (Nigeria)

Harmonize (Tanzania)
 
BEST VIDEO

Ariana Grande – thank u, next

Billie Eilish- bad guy

Lil Nas X – Old Town Road (Remix) ft. Billy Ray Cyrus

Rosalía, J Balvin – Con Altura ft. El Guincho

Taylor Swift – ME! ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco — (WINNER)
 
BEST ARTIST

Ariana Grande

J Balvin

Miley Cyrus

Shawn Mendes — (WINNER)

Taylor Swift
 
BEST SONG

Ariana Grande- 7 rings

Billie Eilish- bad guy — (WINNER)

Lil Nas X- Old Town Road (Remix) ft. Billy Ray Cyrus

Post Malone, Swae Lee – Sunflower

Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello – Señorita
 
BEST COLLABORATION

BTS, Halsey – Boy With Luv

Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus – Old Town Road (Remix)

Mark Ronson, Miley Cyrus – Nothing Breaks Like a Heart

Rosalía, J Balvin – Con Altura ft. El Guincho — (WINNER)

Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello – Señorita

The Chainsmokers, Bebe Rexha – Call You Mine
 
BEST NEW

Ava Max

Billie Eilish — (WINNER)

Lewis Capaldi

Lil Nas X

Lizzo

Mabel
 
BEST POP

Ariana Grande

Becky G

Camila Cabello

Halsey — (WINNER)

Jonas Brothers

Shawn Mendes
 
BEST LIVE

Ariana Grande

BTS — (WINNER)

Ed Sheeran

P!NK

Travis Scott
 
BEST ROCK

Green Day — (WINNER)

Imagine Dragons

Liam Gallagher

Panic! At The Disco

The 1975
 
BEST HIP-HOP

21 Savage

Cardi B

Cole

Nicki Minaj — (WINNER)

Travis Scott
 
BEST ALTERNATIVE

FKA Twigs — (WINNER)

Lana Del Rey

Solange

twenty one pilots

Vampire Weekend
 
BEST ELECTRONIC

Calvin Harris

DJ Snake

Marshmello

Martin Garrix — (WINNER)

The Chainsmokers
 
BEST PUSH

Ava Max — (WINNER)

Billie Eilish

CNCO

H.E.R.

Jade Bird

Juice WRLD

Kiana Ledé

Lauv

Lewis Capaldi

Lizzo

Mabel

Rosalía
 
BEST WORLD STAGE

Bebe Rexha- Isle of MTV Malta 2019

Hailee Steinfeld – Isle of MTV Malta 2018

Muse – Bilbao, Spain 2018 — (WINNER)

The 1975 – Lollapalooza Paris Festival 2019

twenty one pilots – Lollapalooza Paris Festival 2019
 
BEST LOOK

Halsey — (WINNER)

J Balvin

Lil Nas X

Lizzo

Rosalía
 
BIGGEST FANS

Ariana Grande

Billie Eilish

BTS — (WINNER)

Shawn Mendes

Taylor Swift
 
BEST US ACT

Ariana Grande

Billie Eilish

Lil Nas X

Lizzo

Taylor Swift — (WINNER)
 
BEST UK ACT

Lewis Capaldi

Dave

Mabel

Ed Sheeran

Little Mix — (WINNER)
 
EMA GENERATION CHANGE HONOREES

Alfredo “Danger” Martinez, 33, Mexico

Shiden Tekle, 20, UK

Lisa RanRan Hu, 20, China

Kelvin Doe, 22, Sierra Leone

Jamie Margolin, 17, USA
 
FULL PERFORMANCE LIST

Dua Lipa – “Don’t Start Now”

Mabel – “Don’t Call Me Up”

Niall Horan – “Nice to Meet Ya”

Akon feat. Becky G – “Como No”

Green Day – “Father of All,” Basket Case”

Halsey – “Graveyard”

Ava Max – “Torn,” “Sweet but Psycho”

Rosalía – “Di Mi Nombre”

NCT 127 – “Highway to Heaven”

Becky G – “24/7,” “Sin Pajama,” “Mayores”

Liam Gallagher – “Once,” “Wonderwall”

 

 

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