Tiwa Savage is the first female African EMA winner

A win for all African women in music

Over the weekend, The MTV EMAs held in Bilbao Spain, hosting stars like Little Mix, Nicki Minaj, Korean supergroup, BTS and more.


At the ceremony, Tiwa Savage was awarded the Best African Act award, beating last year’s winner, Davido and Shekhinah, Distruction Boyz, Fally Ipupa who were also nominated. Beating these equally talented African acts is surely worthy of celebration, but not in comparison to the history, the MAVIN-signed pop diva has made as the first African woman to bag the award. Tiwa Savage echoed this sentiment too saying, “I’m just a girl from Nigeria living my dreams. I’m so thankful to everyone that’s supported my journey so far, especially my fans. Thank you MTV!” as she picked up the award.

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