MTV Took Back Wizkid’s “Best African” Act Awards and Gave It To Ali Kiba A Tanzanian Singer

Nigeria’s Wizkid has been stripped off his the Best African Act award by MTV Europe Music Awards and it has been given to Ali Kiba after days of public outcry from Tanzanians.


The award that was subject to a public vote became a subject of discussion after votes showed Ali Kiba was leading but the organisers gave Wizkid the trophy during the ceremony in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Ali Kiba said he was awaiting communication from the award organisers and on Wednesday, MTV Base East Africa made the announcement.

In a Facebook live chat, Ali Kiba said;I’ve just gotten the confirmation that the award is coming back to Tanzania, but I can’t talk much about it, I’m still waiting to receive it.” TRANSLATED.

Wizkid has since deleted all Instagram posts regarding the award. Ali Kiba added that the award organisers got in touch with his management and admitted the mistake clarifying that he was the winner as voted by the public.

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