Burna Boy won the Best African Act category at the 2022 MTV European Music Awards (EMAs), which were held at the PSD Bank Dome in Düsseldorf, Germany, on November 13. He outlasted fierce opposition from artists like Ayra Starr, Black Sherif, Zuchu, Tems, and Musa Keys.
This marked the self-proclaimed African giant’s second award at the EMAs following his 2019 win in the same category.
Thanks for the love @mtvema,” he tweeted shortly after his win. “I’m super bummed I couldn’t be there. We go again. The Nigerian Afrobeat star has enjoyed another stellar year off the back of his latest album, “Love Damini”, which fell just short of becoming the first album by a Nigerian artist to debut at number one in the UK in July.
The album’s lead single, “Last Last”, has become a global smash hit in the past few months and is particularly making a mark in the US where it’s high on the charts in major cities such as New York and Los Angeles.
Thanks for the love @mtvema I’m super bummed I couldn’t be there. We go again! pic.twitter.com/YCBMtQHCnM
— Burna Boy (@burnaboy) November 14, 2022