Davido beats Wizkid to award for best African act

The Nigerian superstar Davido beat compatriot Wizkid to grab the MTV Europe award for best African act yesterday.

They have both been nominated for the award at least two times each.

Davido was performing in Angola’s capital Luanda this weekend so didn’t make it to the ceremony. But he thanked everyone, including his mother, in an Instragram post:

I’M ON FiAAAAAAA!! 🔥 Thank you everybody. THIS IS FOR YOU MOM! ❤️ ❤️❤️ #30BG

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The post said “I’M ON FiAAAAAAA!!!” making a reference to his new song FIA:

The other contenders included South Africans Nasty C and Babes Wodumo, Kenyan Nyashinski and Angolan C4 Pedro.

The latter had told Focus on Africa radio before the ceremony, that it was about time a Portuguese speaker won.