Nigerian music act, Wizkid has been stripped of his MTV EMA “Best African Act” in the 2016 edition of the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA). This is coming some days after he was announced winner.
According to the organizers the award was given to Wizkid in error and Tanzanian act, Alikiba has been given the award instead.
There has been public outcry after the award which was subject to public vote was given to Wizkid. Alikiba had been leading hours before the event in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
In his acceptance speech Alikiba thanked the organisers and his East African fans.
“Thanks to MTV for this huge honor. 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.”
Meanwhile, Wizkid who has had a fantastic year won three awards at the recently concluded MAMA in Jo’burg, South Africa. He has since deleted all social media posts regarding the EMA award.