Hosted by pop superstar Rita Ora, the awards opened with Best Hip-Hop award winner Eminem doing a thrilling, orchestra-backed performance, along with guest artist Skylar Grey, of his newly dropped track Walk on Water, taking the mic in a London pub before joining the EMA stage at The SSE Arena.
Nigerian artist, Davido has once again proven why he is a force to be reckoned with.
The If hit-maker walked away with the Best African Act award and was a co-winner of the Worldwide Act award at the 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards.
The MTV EMAs took place last night at SSE Arena in Wembley, London, United Kingdom.
“This is a proud moment for African talent. Congratulations to Davido for winning the Best African Act and as co-winner of the Worldwide Act at the 2017 MTV EMAs. All our nominees at this year’s awards serve as an inspiration to young artists on the continent. These accolades are indicative of our commitment to elevate and unlock Africa’s collective talent and potential on a global scale,” said Alex Okosi, Executive Vice President & Managing Director for Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa & BET International.
The 2018 MTV EMAs will be held in Bilbao, Spain.
South African audiences can watch all the entertainment on a rebroadcast of the show on MTV (Channel130 on DStv) today at 14:00 CAT and at 17:30 and 22:00 CAT on Tuesday November 14th.
FULL LIST OF 2017 MTV EMA WINNERS:
BEST AFRICA ACT
Davido – Nigeria
WORLDWIDE ACT WINNERS
Davido – Nigeria
Lil’ Kleine – The Netherlands
C. Tangana – Spain
BABYMETAL – Japan
ALMA – Finland
Stormzy – UK & Ireland
Lali – Argentina
Shawn Mendes – There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back
Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE.
BEST HIP HOP
Thirty Seconds To Mars
BEST WORLD STAGE
The Chainsmokers – Live from Isle of MTV Malta 2017