Tanzanian singer, Diamond Platnumz has won the award for the Best Act Africa/India at the MTV EMAs.
Tanzanian singer wins 'Best Act Africa/India' at MTV EMAs
The singer was pictured holding his award as he posed for a photograph.
The award show held last night at the Mediolanum Forum in Assago, near Milan, Italy. The singer was pictured holding his award as he posed for a photograph.
The Tanzania star was up against Nigeria’s Davido and Yemi Alade, as well as South African rapper AKA and Ivorian performer DJ Arafat for the title of best act on the continent.
And the Tanzanian artistwent one better andmade the African continent proud when he was pronounced winner of Worldwide Act: Africa/India – beating Indian star Priyanka Chopra to be crowned the top artist on two continents.
Justin Bieber showcased his purpose with an incredible performance of ,and was the biggest winner of the night with five MTV EMAs: he took home Best Male for a sixth year in a row; won Best Look, Worldwide Act: North America; Best Collaboration for his work with Skrillex and Diplo on ; and Beliebers came out in full effect to help him win Biggest Fans in a heated social vote, with One Direction landing in second place.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis opened the show with a high-octane performance of their award-winning song , which featured mopeds, travellators and Eric Nally flying high above the stage. Later in the evening, they won Best Video for .
Pharrell Williams closed thenight with apowerful performance of his hit track . Afterward, the broadcast cut to Piazza Duomo in central Milan, where thousands of fans held up a massive 23 x 16 metre ‘Freedom’ flag. Incorporating national flags from all over the world, the flag symbolized the birth of a utopian country that knows no borders and kicked off the MTV Freedom campaign, which seeks to raise awareness, activism and donations in support of the current refugee crisis. More
Host Ed Sheeran was busy throughout the night. Not only did he commandeer proceedings with co-host Ruby Rose, he also joined Rudimental atop a collection of retro radios for a funky collaboration on their hit , and took home awards for Best Live Act and Best World Stage.
Last year’s MTV EMAs host Nicki Minaj won Best Hip Hop; Best Pop went to One Direction; Rihanna nabbed Best Female; Taylor Swift won Best Song with Bad Blood featuring Kendrick Lamar; and Best Alternative went to Lana Del Rey.
The conclusion of the show also included an exciting announcement: the 2016 MTV EMAswill be held in the Dutch city of Rotterdam.
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