Nigerian pop star, Davido, was announced the winner of the “Best African Act” category at the 2017 edition of the MTV European Music Awards (EMA).
Davido was competing against fellow Nigerian star, Wizkid as well as Kenyan star, Nyashinki, South Africa’s Nasty C and Babes Wodumo, and Angola’s C4 Pedro.
When the singer was announced the winner, a video of him crying about the victory surfaced online; his associates can be seen bouncing around him in jubilatory mood.
“You work hard. You work hard.” A voice in the background praised the singer.
Davido dedicated the award to his late mother via his Twitter page.
“I’m on Fiaaaaaaa!!🔥 Thank you everybody. This is for you mom! ❤️ ❤️❤️ #30BG”, he said.
Meanwhile, congratulatory messages have continued to pour in for the singer after bagging his first EMA.
Years and years of awards but never won an EMA, finally got one! Thank you 2017 and everyone who has supported us in one way or the other! pic.twitter.com/7keInhBgkF
— Asa Asika (@AsaAsika) November 12, 2017
— Övie (@OvieO) November 12, 2017
— EHIZOJIE (@SpecialSlim) November 12, 2017
— Olorisupergal (@OloriSupergal) November 12, 2017
— TAYE (@TayeOlusola) November 12, 2017
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) November 12, 2017