Wizkid: The Best African Act at MTV European Music Awards 2021

By Deborah Dan-Awoh

Wizkid has been on a winning streak since his debut into the Nigerian music scene in 2011. The 31-year-old did not come to play after all...

Wizkid, Nigerian superstar bags Best African Act 2021

Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, known professionally as Wizkid, has steadily increased since his debut album " SuperStar'' in 2011.

Turning the face of music around in Nigeria, Wizkid has proved to be a legendary star in the making. In 2016 he was recognized as Grammy's youngest nominee for Drake's '' One Dance'' hit song.

A lot has changed since 2011 as the Nigerian star boy has continued to prove himself.

Wizkid named Best African Act 2021 EMA

Grammy-winning artist Wizkid was named Best African Act at the EMA yesterday.

Wizkid is the sixth Nigerian to be named, and the seventh time a Nigerian will bring the award home.

Although the Nigerian star boy was not physically present to accept the award, he thanked his fans for supporting and standing by him in a pre-recorded speech.

The Made in Lagos singer is currently on a music tour outside the country, hence his absence from the MTV EMA ceremony.

The MTV European Music Awards held on Sunday, Nov 14, at the László Papp Budapest Sports Arena in Budapest, Hungary. It is Hungary's first time hosting the EMA ceremony.

The nominations announced, Justin Bieber led with eight while Doja Cat and Lil Nas X were tied, with six nominations. BTS carried home the most awards with four, including the maiden Best K-Pop Category.

2Face Idibia(2005) Best African Act

The European Music Awards has been won in the past by 2Face Idibia(2005), Dbanj(2007 & 2012)Sauti Sol,( 2013) Davido,(2017), Tiwa Savage(2018), Burna Boy(2019).

Wizkid has always been a recipient of significant awards.

The first African artist to bag seven Billboard Nominations, he is also the first Afro-Pop Artiste to appear In Guinness World Records

The singer has received over 45 awards from about 160 nominations.