By Yinka Akanbi
Grammy award-winning Nigerian artiste, Burna Boy, has won the ‘Best African Act’ category at the 2022 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs).
The ‘Last Last’ crooner trumped fellow compatriots, Ayra Starr and Tems; Ghanaian Sensation, Black Sheriff; Tanzanian singer Zuchu; and South African, Musa Keyz to emerge winner of the category.
Taylor Swift was the big winner at the award event, which was held at PSD Bank Dome in Düsseldorf, Germany on Sunday night.
The US singer took home four awards including ‘best artist,’ ‘best video,’ ‘best pop’ and ‘best long-form video’ for ‘All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version).’
Nicki Minaj was also awarded ‘best-hip-hop’ and ‘best song’ for ‘Super Freaky Girl,’ while Harry Styles won in the ‘best live’ category.
Seventeen, the South Korean boy band, beat Tems, the Nigerian songstress, to claim the ‘best new artiste’ category.
Hosted by Rita Ora and Taika Waititi, the live global music celebration featured electrifying performances from chart-topping artists and honoured fan favourites across 20 categories. It also featured a moving performance by Ukrainian Band Kalush Orchestra with a powerful display of support for Ukraine.
SPINALL, Äyanna and Nasty C closed the night performing “Power” flanked by roller skaters with tracking devices that made the lights on the stage form funky patterns.
See full list of MTV EMAs 2022 winners below:
Best African Act – Burna Boy
Best Song – Nicki Minaj – Super Freaky Girl
Best Video – Taylor Swift – All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)
Best Artist – Taylor Swift
Best Collaboration – David Guetta & Bebe Rexha – I’m Good (Blue)
Best Live – Harry Styles
Best Pop – Taylor Swift
Best New – SEVENTEEN
Best K-Pop – Lisa
Best Latin- Anitta
Best Electronic – David Guetta
Best Hip Hop – Nicki Minaj
Best Rock – Muse
Best Alternative – Gorillaz
Best R&B – Chlӧe
Best Longform – Taylor Swift – All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)
Video For Good – Sam Smith Unholy (ft. Kim Petras)
Biggest Fans – BTS
Best Push – SEVENTEEN
Best Metaverse Performance – BLACKPINK The Virtual PUBG Mobile
Best Look ‘Personal Style’ – Rita Ora
Generation Change – Lina Deshvar, Anna Kutova and Anfisa Yakovina
Best Asia Act – TOMORROW X TOGETHER
Best Australian Act – G Flip
Best Brazilian Act – Manu Gavassi
Best Canadian Act – Johnny Orlando
Best Caribbean Act – Daddy Yankee
Best French Act – Amir
Best German Act – Badmómzjay
Best Hungarian Act – Carson Coma
Best India Act – Armaan Malik
Best Italian Act – Pinguini Tattici Nucleari
Best Israel Act – Noa Kirel
Best Latam-North Act – Kenia Os
Best Latam-South Act – Tini
Best Latam-Central Act – Danny Ocean
Best Dutch Act – Goldband
Best New Zealand Act – Lorde
Best Nordic Act – Sigrid
Best Polish Act – Ralph Kaminski
Best Portuguese Act – Bárbara Bandeira
Best Spanish Act – Bad Gyal
Best Swiss Act – Loredana
Best UK & Ireland Act – Harry Styles
Best US Act – Billie Eilish
By Yinka Akanbi