Popular grammy award-winning Nigerian singer, Burna Boy has been awarded the winner of the ‘Best African Act’ category at the 2022 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) on Sunday.

The Grammy-award winner was nominated in the category alongside Ayra Starr (Nigeria), Black Sheriff (Ghana), Tems (Nigeria), Zuchu (South Africa) and Musa Keyz (Tanzania).

He was announced the winner of the category during the pre-award ceremony and the recognition followed a widely successful 2022 for him, although he was not present physically to receive the award.

The MTV EMAs 2022 was held at the PSD Bank Dome in Dusseldorf, Germany, with Taylor Swift recognised as the queen of the night for earning four awards at the event. 

Taylor received top awards including ‘Best Artist’, ‘Best Video’, ‘Best Pop’ and ‘Best Longform Video’ for ‘All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)’.

‘Best song’ and ‘Best Hip Hop’ was awarded to Nicki Minaj for ‘Super Freaky Girl’, while Harry Styles won ‘Best Live’.

The live global music celebration was hosted by Rita Ora and Taika Waititi and it featured electrifying performances from chart-topping artists and honoured fan favourites across 20 categories, as well as a moving performance by Ukrainian Band Kalush Orchestra with a powerful display of support for Ukraine.

The show host Rita Ora won the award for ‘Best Look Personal Style’, while ‘Video for Good’ went to Sam Smith feat. Kim Petras for ‘Unholy’.

Nigerian Disk Jockey, DJ SPINALL, Ayanna and Nasty C (South African rapper) closed the night performing by roller skaters with tracking devices that the lights on the stage form funky patterns.

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