2018 MTV EMA Nominees: Tiwa Savage, Davido, Shekhinah & more for Best African Act

The nominees for the 2018 MTV Europe Music Awards, which will take place on Sunday, 4th of November, have been announced. Trust that we’ve been anticipating the list to shine more light on all the African artists that have earned nominations in different categories. Six A-list artistes from the continent have been nominated for awards; this includes Tiwa Savage and Davido from Nigeria, Distruction Boyz and Shekhinah from South Africa, Nyanshinski from Kenya and Fally Pupa from the Democratic Republic of Congo. They have all been nominated for the Best African Act category, which Davido won last year beating other artists including Nasty C and Wizkid.

In the larger scope, Camila Cabello is the most nominated artist dominating the EMA in six categories including Best Artist and Best Video for “Havana” featuring Young Thug. Ariana Grande and Post Malone are next in line with five nominations each. Drake, Shawn Mendes and Dua Lipa also earned nominations in four categories each.

The 2018 MTV EMA will be broadcasted live at 9:00 pm CAT from Bilbao Exhibition Centre in Spain.

See the full list of nominees below.

BEST AFRICAN ACT
Davido (Nigeria)
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)
Distruction Boyz (South Africa)
Fally Ipupa (DRC)
Nyashinski (Kenya)
Shekinah (South Africa)

BEST ARTIST
Ariana Grande
Camila Cabello
Drake
Dua Lipa
Post Malone

BEST VIDEO
Ariana Grande – No tears left to cry
Camila Cabello – Havana ft. Young Thug
Childish Gambino – This Is America
Lil Dicky – Freaky Friday ft. Chris Brown
The Carters – APES**T

BEST SONG
Ariana Grande – No tears left to cry
Bebe Rexha – Meant To Be ft. Florida Georgia Line
Camila Cabello – Havana ft. Young Thug
Drake – God’s Plan
Post Malone – Rockstar ft. 21 Savage

BEST POP
Ariana Grande
Camila Cabello
Dua Lipa
Hailee Steinfeld
Shawn Mendes

BEST NEW
Anne-Marie
Bazzi
Cardi B
Hayley Kiyoko
Jessie Reyez

BEST LOOK
Cardi B
Dua Lipa
Migos
Nicki Minaj
Post Malone

BEST HIP HOP
Drake
Eminem
Migos
Nicki Minaj
Travis Scott

BEST LIVE
Ed Sheeran
Muse
P!nk
Shawn Mendes
The Carters

BEST ROCK
5 Seconds Of Summer
Foo Fighters
Imagine Dragons
Muse
U2

BEST ALTERNATIVE
Fall Out Boy
Panic! At The Disco
The 1975
Thirty Seconds To Mars
Twenty one pilots

BEST ELECTRONIC
Calvin Harris
David Guetta
Marshmello
Martin Garrix
The Chainsmokers

BIGGEST FANS
BTS
Camila Cabello
Selena Gomez
Shawn Mendes
Taylor Swift

BEST WORLD STAGE
Clean Bandit – MTV Crashes Plymouth, UK 2017
Charli XCX – MTV Crashes Plymouth,UK 2017
David Guetta – Trafalgar Square, UK 2017
Jason Derulo – Isle of MTV Malta 201
Post Malone – Wireless Festival, UK 2018
Migos – Wireless Festival, UK 2018
J Cole – Wireless Festival, UK 2018
Nick Jonas – MTV Spotlight @ Hyperplay, Singapore 2018
Alessia Cara – MTV Spotlight @ Hyperplay, Singapore 2018

BEST PUSH
PRETTYMUCH (October 2017)
Why Don’t We (November 2017)
Grace VanderWaal (December 2017)
Bishop Briggs (January 2018)
Superorganism (February 2018)
Jessie Reyez (March 2018)
Hayley Kiyoko (April 2018)
Lil Xan (May 2018)
Sigrid (June 2018)
Chloe x Halle (July 2018)
Bazzi (August 2018)
Jorja Smith (September 2018)

BEST US ACT
Ariana Grande
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Imagine Dragons
Post Malone

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