FIRST NIGERIAN FEMALE ARTIST TO WIN THE MTV EUROPE MUSIC AWARDS (MTV EMAS) IN THE BEST AFRICAN ACT CATEGORY. TIWA SAVAGE
Tiwa Savage has become the first Nigerian female artist to win the MTV Europe Music Awards (MTV EMAs) in the Best African Act category.
Afro-pop singer snatched the record-breaking award from other Africa counterpart, Davido, Distruction Boyz(South Africa) fally lpupa(DRU),Nyashinnski(Kenya) and Shekinah(South Africa),at the 2018 MTV EMAs held on Sunday at the Bilbao Exhibition Center, Bilbao, Spain with several music stars across the world in attendance.
The African act category, was infused into the MTV EMA in 2005 to enhance musical alliances across borders, and promote cultural integrations. This award as previously been taking by three Nigerians, 2Baba in 2005, D’banj in 2007 and 2012; and Davido in 2017.
In the mood of celebration, Tiwa took to her Instagram page @tiwasavage to dedicate the win to African women and aspiring young girls. She said, “Almighty God, you are so faithful. My savage soldiers did it for me. You have stuck with me through the roller coasters. Thank you. To my amazing team, this is just the beginning. African women, this is for us”.
“I have been through a lot but I have kept my head up and weathered the storm because I know some little girl somewhere is dreaming like I did,” Tiwa said.
She signed a recording contract with Mavin Records in 2012 and currently has a songwriting deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing.
The mother of one also signed a management and publishing deal with Roc Nation in June 2016.