Despite the cancellation of the 2023 MTV EMA Awards, the winners were still announced on Sunday, November 5. Nigerian artist Rema secured the Best Afrobeats award, while Tanzanian singer Diamond Platnumz emerged as the Best African Act winner.

Rema. Photo Credit: Renell Medrano/Instagram

Rema beat out other nominees in the category, including Asake, Aya Nakamura, Ayra Starr, Burna Boy, and Davido. This is the first time that the Best Afrobeats Award has been presented at the MTV EMAs

Tanzanian singer Diamond Platnumz, celebrated for chart-toppers like “Number One,” “Kanyaga,” and “Unachezaje,” clinched the coveted Best African Act Award at the 2023 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs). Emerging victorious over a fierce competition of fellow nominees, including Asake, Burna Boy, Libianca, and Tyler ICU.

Rema’s recent performance at the Ballon D’or ceremony in France further enhanced his remarkable ascent in the Afrobeat music scene.

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