Burna Boy, Rema To Face Off In the MTV Europe Music Award

Photo: Nigerian singers Burna Boy and Rema. (Source:Naija Gbedu)

By Khisa CJ

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Two Nigerian artists - Burna Boy and Rema have been nominated for the Best African Act category in this year's MTV Europe Music Award.

In the nominees announced on Tuesday, Burna Boy who won the award last year will be up against fellow countryman Rema as well as four other top African artists.

Other African artists that will be battling for the award include South Africa's Master KG, Gas Mawete of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Kababa De Small and DJ Maphorisa from South Africa as we as Uganda's Sheeba.

Reacting to the nomination, Rema exuded confidence that he will be scooping the award.

"I strongly believe we’re gonna bring this home, Ravers let’s VOTE!!!," he posted on his official Twitter handle.

Rema has released several hit singles this year with 'Beamer' featuring Rvssian being the most popular so far.

The 'Beamer' video has been watched over 11 million times on YouTube.


With his 'Twice As Tall' album doing well, Burna Boy remains among the favorite to win the award alongside Master KG whose single 'Jerusalema' has been a global hit.

MTV Europe Music Award (commonly abbreviated as MTV EMA) is an award presented by Viacom International Media Networks to honour artists and music in pop culture. It was originally conceived as an alternative to the MTV Video Music Awards, which are hosted annually in the United States. The Europe Music Awards are held every year in a different country; it has been hosted mostly in the United Kingdom.

Voting is now open at mtvema.com. It will remain open until Nov. 2 at 11:59 p.m. CET (central European time).

Winners for the 27th edition of the awards will be announced on November 8 in an event that will be aired globally via MTV.


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