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Diamond Platnumz crowned 'Best African Act' at MTV EMA 2023

 Tanzanian singer Diamond Platnumz. (Courtesy/Instagram)

Diamond Platnumz emerged victorious at the MTV EMA Awards, securing the coveted title of 'Best African Act.'

The Tanzanian sensation triumphed over stiff competition, outshining Nigeria's Burna Boy, Asake, Tyler ICU, and Libianca. Adding to the celebration, Nigeria's own Rema walked away with the award for the best in Afrobeats.

Diamond Platnumz's win at the MTV EMA 2023 adds to his growing collection of accolades, having previously clinched two awards in the categories of Best African Act and Best Worldwide Act at previous MTV EMAs.

The highly anticipated MTV EMA 2023 ceremony, initially scheduled for November 5, 2023, faced an unexpected cancellation on October 19, 2023. However, the day of the originally planned event brought excitement as MTV unveiled the list of winners for the 2023 EMA (European Music Awards).

Taylor Swift took center stage, walking away with an impressive three awards.

The release of the winners' list occurred through MTV EMA's official website, accompanied by the following announcement: "As fans worldwide voted for their favorite categories, including best artist, best song, and more, MTV is honoring the following artists with the 2023 MTV EMAs."

Here's a rundown of the 2023 MTV EMA winners:

Best Afrobeats: Rema Best Alternative: Lana Del Rey Best Artist: Taylor Swift Best Collaboration: KAROL G and Shakira - "TQG" Best Electronic: David Guetta Best Hip Hop: Nicki Minaj Best K-Pop: Jung Kook Best Latin: Anitta Best Live: Taylor Swift Best New: Peso Pluma Best Pop: Billie Eilish Best Push: Tomorrow X Together Best R&B: Chris Brown Best Rock: Maneskin Best Song: Jung Kook Featuring Latto - “Seven” Best Video: Taylor Swift - “Anti-Hero”

In addition to the global winners, the MTV EMA also recognized artists in various local categories. Here are the winners of the 2023 MTV EMA Best Local Act Awards:

Best African Act: Diamond Platnumz Best Asia Act: BE:FIRST Best Australian Act: Kylie Minogue Best Brazilian Act: Matue Best Canadian Act: Shania Twain Best Caribbean Act: Young Miko Best Dutch Act: FLEMMING Best French Act: Bigflo & Oli Best German Act: Kontra K Best Hungarian Act: Ajsa Luna Best India Act: Tsumyoki Best Italian Act: Måneskin Best Latin American North Act: Kenia OS Best Latin American Central Act: Feid Best Latin American South Act: Lali Best New Zealand Act: SIX60 Best Nordic Act: Käärijä Best Polish Act: Doda Best Portuguese Act: Bispo Best Spanish Act: Samantha Hudson Best Swiss Act: Gjon’s Tears Best UK & Ireland Act: Tom Grennan Best US Act: Nicki Minaj


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