Yemi Alade, Davido, Aka Lose Out On MTVEma 2015 Best African Act Awards

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MTV Base (DStv channel 322) today revealed that Diamond Platnumz is the winner of the 2015 MTV EMAs Best African Act.

 Scores of music fans visited to vote for Diamond Platnumz, who beat incredible competition from AKAYemi AladeDavido, and DJ Arafat.

Diamond Platnumz will now go up against the winning act from India to be named Best Africa/India Act – and you can help him win. Voting is now open on until24 October at 23:59 CAT.

Diamond Platnumz follows in the footsteps of previous Best African Act winners Sauti Sol (2014), LCNVL (2013), D’Banj (2012 & 2007), Freshlyground (2006) and 2Face (2005).

Host Ed Sheeran and co-host Ruby Rose will be taking charge of this year’s MTV EMAs, which will broadcast live across the globe on Sunday 25 October at 22:00 CAT from the Mediolanum Forum in Milan.


The talent list is heating up for what is set to be an explosive edition of the MTV EMAs, with Pharrell WilliamsEd Sheeran & RudimentalEllie GouldingJason Derulo,twenty one pilotsMartin GarrixAfrojackTori KellyJames BayJess Glynne and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis previously announced as performers.


For more information on the 2015 MTV EMA, please go to or follow@MTVBaseAfrica.

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