Rema, a well-known Nigerian artist, is the first recipient of the “Best Afrobeats” category at the 2023 MTV Europe Music Awards.
It should be noted that the event organisers included a new category called “Best Afrobeats” for the 2023 ceremony.
Among the first nominations were French diva Aya Nakamura, as well as Nigerian singers Asake, Ayra Starr, Burna Boy, Davido, and Rema.
Despite the fact that the award event was cancelled due to the Israel-Hamas conflict, the winners were revealed on November 6, 2023.
Rema was named the “Best Afrobeats” winner, while Diamond Platnumz of Tanzania was named the “Best African Act.”
Rema and Selena Gomez’s “Calm Down” did not win the “Best Collaboration” category, falling to Jung Kook and Latto’s “Seven.”
Burna Boy, the Grammy-winning Nigerian artist, missed out on three awards: “Best Afrobeats,” “Best African Act,” and “Best Live Performer.”
This occurred shortly after he was stripped of all seven nominations for the 2023 BET Hip-Hop Awards.
Taylor Swift lead the list of winners at the 2023 MTV EMAs, taking home three trophies for “Best Video,” “Best Artist,” and “Best Live.”