Wizkid, Davido, others nominated for 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards

Wizkid and Davido [Photo: Pulse.ng]

The SSE Arena in Wembley, London will on November 12 be the venue for this year’s MTV Europe Music Awards with Rita Ora as the host of the ceremony.

This edition would see two of Nigeria’s hottest music act, Wizkid and Davido, battle it out to win the highly coveted “Best African Act” category.

Other African acts contending to earn the title include Babes Wodumo and Nasty C from South Africa, C4 Pedro from Angola and Nyashinski from Kenya. ‎

On the world scene, pop singer Taylor swift leads with six nominations while Ed Sheeran and Kendrick Lamar have four nominations.

This would be the second time London will host the ceremony; the first was in 1996 at Alexandra Palace.

2017 MTV EMA NOMINEES

Best Song
• Clean Bandit (featuring Sean Paul and Anne-Marie) — “Rockabye”
• DJ Khaled (featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller) — “Wild Thoughts”
• Ed Sheeran — “Shape of You”
• Luis Fonsi (featuring Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber) — “Despacito (Remix)”
• Shawn Mendes — “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back”

Best Video
• Foo Fighters — “Run”
• Katy Perry (featuring Migos) — “Bon Appétit”
• Kendrick Lamar — “Humble”
• Kyle (featuring Lil Yachty) — “iSpy”
• Taylor Swift — “Look What You Made Me Do”

Best Artist
• Ariana Grande
• Ed Sheeran
• Kendrick Lamar
• Miley Cyrus
• Shawn Mendes
• Taylor Swift

Best New
• Dua Lipa
• Julia Michaels
• Khalid
• Kyle
• Rag’n’Bone Man

Best Pop
• Camila Cabello
• Demi Lovato
• Miley Cyrus
• Shawn Mendes
• Taylor Swift

Best Electronic
• Calvin Harris
• David Guetta
• Major Lazer
• Martin Garrix
• The Chainsmokers

Best Rock
• Coldplay
• Foo Fighters
• Royal Blood
• The Killers
• U2

Best Alternative
• Imagine Dragons
• Lana Del Rey
• Lorde
• The xx
• Thirty Seconds To Mars

Best Hip Hop
• Drake
• Eminem
• Future
• Kendrick Lamar
• Post Malone

Best Live
• Bruno Mars
• Coldplay
• Ed Sheeran
• Eminem
• U2

Best World Stage
• Steve Aoki
• Kings of Leon
• Tomorrowland 2017
• DNCE
• The Chainsmokers
• Foo Fighters

Best Push
• Hailee Steinfeld
• Jon Bellion
• Julia Michaels
• Kacy Hill
• Khalid
• KYLE
• Noah Cyrus
• Petite Meller
• Rag’n’Bone Man
• SZA
• The Head and the Heart

Biggest Fans
• Ariana Grande
• Justin Bieber
• Katy Perry
• Shawn Mendes
• Taylor Swift

Best Look
• Dua Lipa
• Harry Styles
• Rita Ora
• Taylor Swift
• ZAYN

Regional nominations
Europe

Best UK Act
• Dua Lipa
• Ed Sheeran
• Little Mix
• Stormzy
• Louis Tomlinson

Best Danish Act
• Christopher
• Kesi
• Lukas Graham
• Martin Jensen
• MØ

Best Finnish Act
• Alma
• Evelina
• Haloo Helsinki!
• Mikael Gabriel
• Robin

Best Norwegian Act
• Alan Walker
• Astrid S
• Gabrielle Leithaug
• Kygo
• Seeb

Best Swedish Act
• Axwell and Ingrosso
• Galantis
• Tove Lo
• Vigiland
• Zara Larsson

Best German Act
• Alle Farben
• Cro
• Mark Forster
• Marteria
• Wincent Weiss

Best Dutch Act
• Boef
• Chef’Special
• Lucas & Steve
• Lil Kleine
• Roxeanne Hazes

Best Belgian Act
• Bazart
• Coely
• Lost Frequencies
• Loïc Nottet
• Oscar & The Wolf

Best Swiss Act
• Lo & Leduc
• Mimiks
• Pegasus
• Xen
• Züri West

Best French Act
• Soprano
• MHD
• Amir Haddad
• Petit Biscuit
• Feder

Best Italian Act
• Ermal Meta
• Fabri Fibra
• Francesco Gabbani
• Thegiornalisti
• Tiziano Ferro

Best Spanish Act
• C. Tangana
• Kase O
• Lori Meyers
• Miguel Bosé
• Viva Suecia

Best Portuguese Act
• Mickael Carreira
• Miguel Araújo
• Overule
• Virgul

Best Polish Act
• Bednarek
• Dawid Kwiatkowski
• Margaret
• Monika Lewczuk
• Natalia Nykiel

Best Russian Act
• Ivan Dorn
• Elena Temnikova
• Grebz
• Yolka
• Husky

Best Adria Act
• Koala Voice
• Marin Jurić – Čivro
• Nicim Izazvan
• Nina Kraljić
• Sara Jo

Best Israeli Act
• Ania Bukstein
• Nechi Nech
• Noa Kirel
• Static & Ben El Tavori
• Stephane Le Gar

Best Hungarian Act
• Freddie (singer)
• Gabi Tóth
• Joci Pápai
• Kowalsky Meg A Vega
• Magdolna Rúzsa

Africa & India

Best African Act
• Babes Wodumo
• C4 Pedro
• Davido
• Nasty C
• Nyashinski
• WizKid

Best Indian Act
• Hard Kaur
• Nucleya
• Parekh & Singh
• Raja Kumari
• Yatharth

Asia

Best Japanese Act
• Babymetal
• KOHH
• Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
• Rekishi
• Wednesday Campanella

Best Korean Act
• GFriend
• Highlight
• Mamamoo
• Seventeen
• Wanna One

Best Southeast Asian Act
• Faizal Tahir
• Dam Vinh Hung
• Isyana Sarasvati
• James Reid
• Slot Machine
• The Sam Willows
• Palitchoke Ayanaputra

Best Greater China Act
• Bii
• He Jie
• Huo Zun
• Pakho Chau
• Wang Sulong

Oceania

Best Australian Act
• Pnau
• Illy
• Jessica Mauboy
• Meg Mac
• Vera Blue

Best New Zealand Act
• Aldous Harding
• David Dallas
• Lorde
• SWIDT

The Americas

Best Argentinian Act
• Airbag
• Carajo
• Indios
• Lali
• Oriana

Best Brazilian Act
• Anitta
• Alok
• Projota
• Karol Conka
• Nego do Borel

Best Canadian Act
• Alessia Cara
• Drake
• Justin Bieber
• Shawn Mendes
• The Weeknd

Best Colombian Act
• J Balvin
• Maluma
• Morat
• Piso 21
• Sebastián Yatra

Best Mexican Act
• Café Tacuba
• Caloncho
• Mon Laferte *
• Natalia Lafourcade
• Sofia Reyes

*Mon Laferte is originally from Chile but launched her career in Mexico

Best US Act
• DJ Khaled
• Fifth Harmony
• Kendrick Lamar
• Bruno Mars
• Taylor Swift

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