Master KG, in addition to the Scorpion Kings amapiano duo Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa, are shining the highlight on South African artists by every scoring a MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA) nomination for Best African.
The listing of nominees for the 2020 MTV EMA was introduced on 6 October and “man of the moment” Master KG, alongside the Scorpion Kings, can be vying for votes with a purpose to win this prestigious award.
Burna Boy: Stiff competitors
The trio is nominated alongside the award-winning Nigerian afrobeats star Burna Boy who paradoxically collaborated with Master KG earlier in 2020 on the remix of his world Jerusalema hit.
The remix collaboration really helped enter the unique music into world charts and attain No 1 spot in 10 nations.
“A big thank you to my MTV family for nominating me again for this award and to my fans all over the world for listening to and supporting my music,” Burna Boy mentioned in response to his MTV EMA nomination.
Rema from Nigeria, Sheebah from Uganda and Gaz Mawete from the Democratic Republic of Congo have additionally been nominated in the identical class.
Master KG robust 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 had been nominated in the identical class, with Burna Boy strolling away with the award.
Through his victory, he joined the listing of Nigerian superstars, equivalent to WizKid, Tiwa Savage and Davido who’ve beforehand gained on this class.
But judging by how Jerusalema and the Jerusalema Dance Challenge has taken the world by storm with YouTube views skyrocketing, our hopes are excessive that Master KG might bag the Best African Act award.
This could be the primary 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 on the 2006 MTV EMA.
Reacting to the information on his social media, Master KG mentioned:
“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 different nominations
BTS and Justin Bieber every acquired 5 nominations, together with within the classes Biggest Fans and Best Pop classes.
The 2020 MTV EMAs will air globally on MTV in 180 nations on Sunday 8 November 2020 and followers can vote for his or her favorite artists on the official MTV EMA web site.
The MTV Europe Music Awards will introduce three new classes this yr: “Best Latin,” “Video for Good” and “Best Virtual Live.”
The “Best Local Act” class returns, with nominations together with Lady Gaga who’s main 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.”