Black Coffee and Cassper Nyovest are nominated for MTV EMAs
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Cape Town – South Africa’s Black Coffee and Cassper Nyovest have been nominated for Best African Act at the 2016 MTV EMAs.
The other African acts up for the award are Olamide and Wizkid from Nigeria and Alikiba from Tanzania .
The MTV EMAs will air live on MTV (DStv channel 130) and MTV Base (DStv channel 322) on Sunday, 6 November at 22:00 from the Ahoy Rotterdam in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa, said the following: “It is wonderful to see African artists nominated at the 2016 MTV EMAs on the same platform as global superstars of the calibre of Rihanna, Beyoncé, Drake, Kanye West and more.”
In other categories, cultural icons Beyoncé and Justin Bieber led the pack with five nominations each. Superstar Adele followed closely behind with four nods, alongside Best Rock nominees Coldplay, Best New Act nominee Lukas Graham and Best Male candidate Shawn Mendes. Rihanna and Drake earned three nods each, including a Best Song nomination for their hit collaboration Work.
Adele’s record-shattering hit Hello, Justin Bieber’s electronic pop track Sorry, Lukas Graham’s soul-pop ballad 7 Years and the Seeb remix of Mike Posner’s dance smash I Took A Pill In Ibiza also earned nominations for Best Song.
You can vote for your favourite African act via the link in this tweet: