According to the MTV Europe Music Awards, WizKid is NOT the Best African Act of 2016, but the real punchline is the fact that this news only came days after the event had taken place in the city of Rotterdam in the Netherlands, days after the Nigerian superstar WizKid had been announced as the winner of the award.


MTV had already posted the announcement on their website, social media posts were sent out, and after many thanks and congratulations from fans and other industry members, Wizkid’s win was overturned in favour of Tanzanian artist Ali Kiba. 

According to MTV:  

“The winners were chosen based off a range of criteria including international MTV video play, radio airplay, streams, and sales across multiple territories and regions.

“The winner of Best African Act was selected by fans via votes on”


Winner of MTV EMA Best African Act, Ali Kiba

Ali Kiba was reported very grateful for the decision overturn, and had this to say:

 “Thanks to MTV for this huge honour  It’s very exciting to be recognized  at the MTV EMAs and I am delighted to bring home the award to my fans in Tanzania and East Africa. Thank you to my family and management.”

Wizkid on the other hand still hasn’t been reached for official comment. We Still Love You WizKid!