Davido, Yemi Alade, Diamond Platnumz, AKA nominated for 2015 MTV EMA Best Act

Yemi Alade

Funsho Arogundade

Yemi Alade

Nigeria’s Davido and Yemi Alade have been shortlisted as nominees for the much-coveted 2015 MTV Europe Music Awards Best African Act.

The Nigerian music stars will be vying for the statuette alongside AKA, South Africa rap star and Tanzania music sensation, Diamond Platnumz.

But as its usual practice, there is still one spot left. MTV will be giving music lovers across the continent the power to tweet and vote for the fifth ‘wildcard’ nominee in the category.

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Nigeria’s Wizkid, Ghana StoneBwoy, K.O., Cassper Nyovest and DJ Arafat will compete for the Wildcard entry.

Fans can tweet and vote for one of the artistes to be the fifth Best African Act nominee using #MTVEMA and the artist’s hashtag. Voting is open until Monday, 14 September.

Wildcard winners and nominees in all 2015 MTV EMA categories will be announced on 15 September.

Last year, Sauti Sol, Kenyan afro pop group beat Davido to emerge the winner of the 2014 MTV EMA Best African Act held in Glasgow, Scotland. Thus, Sauti Sol became the first Kenyan act ever to be conferred with the award.

The 2015 MTV EMA holds in the Mediolanum Forum, Milan, Italy on Sunday, 25 October. The award will be broadcast live on MTV (DStv channel 130) and MTV Base (DStv channel 322).

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