Despite the cancellation of the 2023 MTV EMA Awards, the winners were still announced on Sunday, November 5. Nigerian singer Rema and Tanzanian singer Diamond Platnumz emerged as notable victors, taking home the awards for Best Afrobeats and Best African Act, respectively.
In the category of Best Afrobeats, Rema triumphed over a formidable lineup of nominees, including Asake, Aya Nakamura, Ayra Starr, Burna Boy, and Davido. It’s worth noting that this marks the first time that the Best Afrobeats Award has been presented at the MTV EMAs, making Rema’s win all the more significant.
Tanzanian sensation Diamond Platnumz, known for his chart-topping hits like “Number One,” “Kanyaga,” and “Unachezaje,” secured the Best African Act Award at the 2023 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs). His victory came in a highly competitive category that included Asake, Burna Boy, Libianca, and Tyler ICU.
Our heartfelt congratulations go out to both Rema and Diamond Platnumz on their well-deserved wins at the 2023 MTV EMAs! Your remarkable contributions to the world of music have not gone unnoticed, and this recognition is a testament to your talent and dedication.