Nigerian singer and the queen of the stew Association, Tiwa Savage was crowned the Best African Act at the recently concluded European Music Awards that took place in Bilbao, Spain.
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Almighty God, you ARE so faithful. My savage soldiers you did this for us. You’ve stuck with me through the roller coasters, THANK YOU To my amazing team, this is just the beginning. African Woman, this is for US I’ve been through a lot but I’ve kept my head up and weathered the storm because I know some little girl somewhere is dreaming like I did. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
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In the category that also included fellow Nigerian singer Davido, the 38-years-old Tiwa Savage overcame five other artistes. Meanwhile, Cuban musician Camilla Cabello won four awards from six nominations becoming the biggest winner of the night. Popular American rapper and lyricist Nicki Minaj won 3 awards and veteran singer Janet Jackson was awarded the Global icon of the year.
Nicki Minaj wins the award for “Best Hip Hop” at tonight’s #MTVEMA’s.
— The Pop Hub 👄 (@ThePopHub) November 4, 2018
The night also featured the likes of Jason Derulo, Janet Jackson, Alessia Cara, Bebe Rexha, Rosalia, David Guetta, Hailee Steinfeld, Halsey, Jack & Jack, Little Mix and more taking to the stage to deliver explosive performances.
— Panic! Updating (@panicupdating) November 4, 2018
See the full list of winners below:
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria) Winner- Best African Act
Camila Cabello– Best Artist of the year
Camila Cabello (Havana ft. Young Thug)- Best Video
Camila Cabello (Havana ft. Young Thug)- Best Song
Dua Lipa– Best Pop
Cardi B– Best New Artist
Cardi B– Best Look
Nicki Minaj– Best Hip Hop
Shawn Mendes– Best Live Artist
5 Seconds Of Summer– Best Rock Band
Panic! At The Disco– Best Alternative Band
Marshmello– Best Electronic
BTS– Biggest Fans
Alessia Cara (MTV Spotlight @ Hyperplay, Singapore 2018) – Best World Stage
Camila Cabello– Best US Act
Shawn Mendes– BEST CANADIAN ACT
Loona– BEST KOREAN ACT
Little Mix– BEST UK & IRELAND ACT
Janet Jackson– GLOBAL ICON
— Sheerio (@Shardesch) November 4, 2018
EMA also took the opportunity to pay homage to the deceased