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MTV Congratulates Alikiba, Winner Of Best African Act At The 2016 MTV EMA’s (Official Statement)

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By Eventlabgh , in Celebrity Entertainment News , at November 11, 2016


MTV congratulates Alikiba, who has won Best African Act at the 2016 MTV EMAs.



The news was revealed 10 November, after the incorrect results for Best African Act were posted late Sunday night (6 November) due to an error.

Six Worldwide Act winners, including Wizkid, were selected by an international committee of MTV music executives to recognize current artists who are rising to have a wider geographic appeal beyond their local regions. 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

An MTV spokesperson commented, “Both Wizkid and Alikiba are great artists and deserving winners at the MTV EMAs and we congratulate them wholeheartedly on their achievements. We apologize for any confusion but we are pleased to recognize the achievements of both these artists on this global platform.”

Commented Alikiba, “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.”

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