After much congratulations and hype, Star Boy, Wizkid has been striped off his MTV EMA, Best African Act award and given to Tanzanian’s singer, Ali kiba.
An official statement has been put out to that effect saying;
“MTV congratulates Alikiba who has won Best African Act at the 2016 MTV EMAs.
The news was revealed November 10 after the incorrect results for Best African Act were posted late Sunday night November 6 due to an error.
Six Worldwide Act winners, including Wizkid, were selected by an international committee of MTV executives to recognize current artists who are rising to have a wider Geographic appeal beyond their local region. The winners were chosen based off a range of criteria including international MTV video play, radio airplay, streams and sales across multiple territories and regions.
The winner of Best African Act was selected by fans via votes on MTVEMA.com.
An MTV spokesperson commented, “Both Wizkid and Alikiba are great artists and deserving winners at the MTV EMAS and we congratulate them wholeheartedly on their achievements.
We apologise fo any confusion we have caused but we are pleased to recognize the achievements of both these artists on this global platform.”
Alikibi also commented saying; “Thanks to MTV for this huge honour It’s very exciting to be recognized at the MTV EMAs and I am delighted to bring home the award to my fans in Tanzania and East Africa. Thank you to my family and management.”
Since the release of the official statement, the Baba Nla singer has deleted all social media post relating to the award but no official statement from the star boy.