Master KG and the Scorpion Kings are flying the South African flag high with their MTV EMA nominations.
Rema from Nigeria, Sheebah from Uganda and Gaz Mawete from the Democratic Republic of Congo have also been nominated in the same category.
MASTER KG STRONG CONTENDER WITH ‘JERUSALEMA’
For he 2019 MTV EMA, Prince Kaybee, Nasty C, Harmonize from Tanzania Togo’s duo TooFan, Teni the entertainer and Burna Boy were nominated in the same category, with Burna Boy walking away with the award.
Through his victory, he joined the list of Nigerian superstars, such as WizKid, Tiwa Savage and Davido who have previously won in this category.
But judging by how Jerusalema and the Jerusalema Dance Challenge has taken the world by storm with YouTube views skyrocketing, our hopes are high that Master KG could bag the Best African Act award.
This would be the first time in 14 years for a South African artist or group to win the award since Freshlyground walked away with the Best African Act honours at the 2006 MTV EMA.
Reacting to the news on his social media, Master KG said:
“Thank you so much for this nomination in the Best African Act category at the EMAs. I’m so excited right now. This is a life-changing moment for me”
JUSTIN BIEBER, LADY GAGA AND OTHER NOMINATIONS
BTS and Justin Bieber each received five nominations, including in the categories Biggest Fans and Best Pop categories.
The 2020 MTV EMAs will air globally on MTV in 180 countries on Sunday 8 November 2020 and fans can vote for their favourite artists on the official MTV EMA site.
The MTV Europe Music Awards will introduce three new categories this year: “Best Latin,” “Video for Good” and “Best Virtual Live.”
The “Best Local Act” category returns, with nominations including Lady Gaga who is leading the MTV EMA pack with seven nominations. Megan Thee Stallion, and Cardi B has been nominated for “Best US Act,” Justin Bieber, and The Weeknd for “Best Canadian Act” and Dua Lipa for “Best UK & Ireland Act.”