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Burna Boy, Davido, Rema, Asake & Ayra Starr Nominated For 2023 MTV EMAs

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MTV has made a grand announcement, unveiling the comprehensive list of nominees for the highly-anticipated 2023 MTV EMAs. This year’s edition also introduces a new category, adding to the excitement and anticipation surrounding the event.

African music stars have taken centre stage in the nominations, showcasing the continent’s vibrant music scene on the global platform of the MTV EMAs.

The “Best Afrobeat” category boasts an impressive lineup of nominees, including acclaimed artists such as Burna Boy, Davido, Rema, Asake, Ayra Starr, and Aya Nakamura. Their presence in this category is a testament to the far-reaching influence of Afrobeat music, captivating audiences around the world.

In the “Best African Act” category, music enthusiasts can look forward to fierce competition, featuring the exceptional talents of Asake, Burna Boy, Libianca, Diamond Platnumz, and Tyler ICU. These artists have not only made a mark in their respective regions but have also gained global recognition, solidifying their status as formidable forces in the music industry.

Notably, Rema, the rising star known for his exceptional talent and innovative sound, has secured a coveted nomination in the “Best Song” category. This recognition is attributed to his collaboration with Selena Gomez on the “Calm Down” remix, a track that has resonated with audiences across the globe.

Burna Boy, often referred to as the “Big 7” singer, has earned a nomination in the “Best Live” category, highlighting his electrifying stage presence and captivating live performances.

Monde Twala, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Paramount Africa and Lead for BET International, expressed his enthusiasm for this year’s MTV EMAs, emphasizing its historic significance. He underscored the event’s commitment to celebrating the diversity of global talent, recognizing unique voices and exceptional artistry from various corners of the world.

An exciting development for the 2023 MTV EMAs is the inclusion of the “Best Afrobeats” category, acknowledging the genre’s global impact and influence. This category amplifies the representation of Afrobeat music on the international stage and reflects its vibrant and dynamic essence.

The official venue for the 2023 MTV EMAs is the Paris Nord Villepinte, operated by Viparis. The event marks a significant return to Paris, a city that last hosted the MTV EMAs in 1995. Fans can anticipate a captivating and immersive MTV EMA wonderland, enhancing their experience of the live event.

The 2023 MTV EMAs will be a global spectacle, broadcast live on MTV in over 150 countries. Audiences worldwide can tune in to witness the magic unfold as the show takes place from Paris on Sunday, November 5, at 20:00 WAT.

MTV (DSTV Channel 130) and MTV Base (DSTV Channel 322) will serve as the channels for this exciting broadcast, bringing the MTV EMAs to various enthusiastic audiences across the globe.

The stage is set, and the world is eagerly awaiting the musical extravaganza of the 2023 MTV EMAs.

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BEST AFROBEATS

  • Asake
  • Aya Nakamura
  • Ayra Starr
  • Burna Boy
  • Davido
  • Rema

BEST AFRICAN ACT 

  • Asake
  • Burna Boy
  • Libianca
  • Tyler ICU
  • Diamond Platnumz

BEST SONG

  • Doja Cat – Paint The Town Red
  • Jung Kook feat. Latto – Seven
  • Miley Cyrus – Flowers
  • Olivia Rodrigo – vampire
  • SZA – Kill Bill
  • Taylor Swift – Anti-Hero
  • Rema, Selena Gomez – Calm Down

BEST VIDEO

  • Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion – Bongos
  • Doja Cat – Paint The Town Red
  • Little Simz – Gorilla
  • Miley Cyrus – Flowers
  • Olivia Rodrigo – vampire
  • SZA – Kill Bill
  • Taylor Swift – Anti-Hero

BEST ARTIST

  • Doja Cat
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • SZA
  • Taylor Swift

BEST COLLABORATION

  • Central Cee x Dave – Sprinter
  • David Guetta, Anne-Marie, Coi Leray – Baby Don’t Hurt Me
  • KAROL G, Shakira – TQG
  • Metro Boomin, The Weeknd, 21 Savage – Creepin’
  • PinkPantheress, Ice Spice – Boy’s a Liar Pt. 2
  • Rema, Selena Gomez – Calm Down

BEST NEW

  • Coi Leray
  • FLO
  • Ice Spice
  • Peso Pluma
  • PinkPantheress
  • Reneé Rapp

BEST POP

  • Billie Eilish
  • Dua Lipa
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • Taylor Swift

BEST ROCK

  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Foo Fighters
  • Måneskin
  • Metallica
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • The Killers

BEST LATIN 

  • Anitta
  • Bad Bunny
  • KAROL G
  • Peso Pluma
  • ROSALÍA
  • Shakira

BEST K-POP

  • FIFTY-FIFTY
  • Jung Kook
  • NewJeans
  • SEVENTEEN
  • Stray Kids
  • TOMORROW X TOGETHER

BEST ALTERNATIVE

  • Blur
  • Fall Out Boy
  • Lana Del Rey
  • Paramore
  • Thirty Seconds To Mars
  • YUNGBLUD

BEST ELECTRONIC

  • Alesso
  • Calvin Harris
  • David Guetta
  • Swedish House Mafia
  • Peggy Gou
  • Tiësto

BEST HIP HOP

  • Cardi B
  • Central Cee
  • Lil Wayne
  • Lil Uzi Vert
  • Metro Boomin
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Travis Scott

BEST R&B

  • Chlöe
  • Chris Brown
  • Steve Lacy
  • Summer Walker
  • SZA
  • Usher

BEST LIVE

  • Beyoncé
  • Burna Boy
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Måneskin
  • SZA
  • Taylor Swift
  • The Weeknd

BEST PUSH

  • November 2022: Flo Milli
  • December 2022: Reneé Rapp
  • January 2023: Sam Ryder
  • February 2023: Armani White
  • March 2023: FLETCHER
  • April 2023: TOMORROW X TOGETHER
  • May 2023: Ice Spice
  • June 2023: FLO
  • July 2023: Lauren Spencer Smith
  • August 2023: Kaliii
  • September 2023: GloRilla
  • October 2023: Benson Boone

BIGGEST FANS

  • Anitta
  • Billie Eilish
  • BLACKPINK
  • Jung Kook
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • Sabrina Carpenter
  • Selena Gomez
  • Taylor Swift

BEST GROUP

  • aespa
  • FLO
  • Jonas Brothers
  • Måneskin
  • NewJeans
  • OneRepublic
  • SEVENTEEN
  • TOMORROW X TOGETHER

COMPLETE LIST OF 2023 MTV EMA BEST LOCAL ACT NOMINEES:

BEST ASIA ACT

  • BE:FIRST
  • BRIGHT
  • Moria
  • Tiara Andini
  • TREASURE

BEST AUSTRALIAN ACT

  • Budjerah
  • G Flip
  • Kylie Minogue
  • The Kid LAROI
  • Troye Sivan

BEST BRASILIAN ACT

  • Anavitoria
  • Kevin O Chris
  • Luisa Sonza
  • Manu Gavassi
  • Matue

BEST CANADIAN ACT

  • Charlotte Cardin
  • Drake
  • Jamie Fine
  • Shania Twain
  • The Beaches

BEST CARIBBEAN ACT

  • Eladio Carrion
  • Mora
  • Myke Towers
  • Rauw Alejandro
  • Young Miko

BEST DUTCH ACT

  • FLEMMING
  • Idaly
  • Kriss Kross Amsterdam
  • S10
  • Zoë Tauran

BEST FRENCH ACT

  • Aime Simone
  • Aya Nakamura
  • Bigflo & Oli
  • Louane
  • Ninho
  • Slimane

BEST GERMAN ACT

  • Apache 207
  • AYLIVA
  • Kontra K
  • Luciano
  • Nina Chuba
  • Ski Aggu

BEST HUNGARIAN ACT

  • ajsa luna
  • Analog Balaton
  • Beton.Hofi
  • Co Lee
  • Hundred Sins

BEST INDIA ACT

  • Dee MC
  • DIVINE
  • Mali
  • Tsymyoki
  • When Chai Met Toast

BEST ITALIAN ACT

  • Annalisa
  • Elodie
  • Lazza
  • Måneskin
  • The Kolors

BEST ISRAELI ACT

  • Anna Zak
  • Liad Meir
  • Noa Kirel
  • Nunu
  • Shira Margalit

BEST LAT AM CENTRAL ACT 

  • Blessd
  • Feid
  • Manuel Turizo
  • Ryan Castro
  • Sebastian Yatra

BEST LAT AM NORTH ACT

  • Danna Paola
  • Kenia Os
  • Kevin Kaarl
  • Siddhartha
  • Natanael Cano

BEST LAT AM SOUTH ACT

  • Bizarrap
  • Duki
  • Fito Paez
  • Lali
  • Nicki Nicole

BEST NEW ZEALAND ACT

  • BENEE
  • JessB
  • Jolyon Petch
  • L.A.B.
  • SIX60

BEST NORDIC ACT

  • Alessandra
  • Käärijä
  • Loreen
  • Swedish House Mafia
  • Zara Larsson

BEST POLISH ACT

  • Doda
  • Kasia Nosowska
  • Mrozu
  • Sanah
  • Vito Bambino

BEST PORTUGUESE ACT

  • Bárbara Bandeira
  • Bispo
  • Carolina Deslandes
  • Marisa Liz
  • PIRUKA

BEST SPANISH ACT

  • Abraham Mateo
  • Álvaro de Luna
  • Lola Índigo
  • Quevedo
  • Samantha Hudson

BEST SWISS ACT

  • Danitsa
  • Gjon’s Tears
  • KT Gorique
  • Monet192
  • Stress

BEST UK & IRELAND ACT 

  • Calvin Harris
  • Central Cee
  • PinkPantheress
  • Raye
  • Sam Smith
  • Tom Grennan

BEST US ACT

  • Doja Cat
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • SZA
  • Taylor Swift

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Beyoncé Shares Why She Cut off Her Hair After Becoming A Mom

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Music legend Beyoncé, whose influence extends far beyond the stage with initiatives like BeyGOOD and fashion line IVY PARK, is venturing into the world of hair care. Her brand new line, Cécred (a clever combination of her name), launched on February 20th. This exciting addition to her empire comes with a rare interview in Essence Magazine, where the “Renaissance” star shares a glimpse into her personal journey with hair, particularly after motherhood.

In a recent interview, Queen Bey shed light on the powerful emotions behind her dramatic hair transformation in 2013. The iconic singer, known for her cascading tresses, surprised fans by chopping off her hair into a daring pixie cut. This wasn’t just a style change—it was a symbolic shedding of expectations and societal pressures.

According to Beyoncé,

“I remember the day I decided to just cut all my hair off, I didn’t have a particular style in mind. It wasn’t an aesthetic choice, but it was a very big emotional transformation and metamorphosis that I was going through. So much of my identity as a performer has been connected to flowing hair. Cutting my hair off was me rebelling against being this woman that society thinks I’m supposed to be.”

Newly a mother, the singer remembered feeling a powerful urge to break free from societal expectations. She felt motherhood had granted her the freedom to shed those burdens. Beyoncé recalled her friend and hairstylist, Neal Farinah, feeling surprised at her decision, especially since she had long, thick, and healthy hair.

” It was a physical representation of me shedding the expectations put upon me,” she said.

“I just got the scissors and chopped it off. It was very intentional. And it was what I needed to do.”

For Beyoncé, this bold step sparked a newfound bravery and led her to make many other daring decisions in her life and career. This decision has shaped her into the person she is today.

The celebrity revealed glimpses of her childhood spent observing her mother, Tina Knowles, weave magic with hair in her salon. This experience, she shared, instilled in her a deep appreciation for haircare, a tradition proudly carried forward within their family.

“I saw her shampooing and trimming hair, transforming women, leaving them feeling really good,” Beyoncé recalled.

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Asake Says He Genuinely Loves Seyi Vibez’s Hit Song

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Asake, the Nigerian music sensation who skyrocketed to fame in 2022 with his hit “Omo Ope,” surprised fans recently by publicly expressing his admiration for another rising star, Seyi Vibez. In a heartfelt message on his Instagram story, Asake declared his genuine love for Seyi Vibez’s hit song “Different Pattern,” dispelling any rumours of animosity between the two artists.

Both Asake and Seyi Vibez have taken the mainstream by storm with their unique styles of Afrobeats, Fuji, and hip-hop, often characterised as exciting “neo-fuji” music. Asake’s musical journey began in January 2022, captivating audiences with his tunes that incorporated traditional Yoruba music, while Seyi Vibez made waves later that year with his hit “Chance,” which bore some musical similarities to Asake’s “Organise.

Despite their shared influences and similarities, particularly their use of elements from Fuji and Apala (another Yoruba music genre), the artists delve into different subgenres. Asake’s music often features the distinct sounds of Fuji music, while Seyi Vibez leans towards the rhythmic style of Apala. However, both artists share a common thread in their exploration of hip-hop and the incorporation of religious influences, leading to comparisons from fans.

Seyi Vibez

However, any worries about a potential rivalry were put to rest with Asake’s public appreciation for “Different Pattern.” This gesture not only reaffirms the positive relationship between the two artists but also opens up exciting possibilities for future collaborations, much to the delight of fans who admire their distinct talents.

In short, Asake’s unexpected appreciation for Seyi Vibez’s music not only clears the air on any potential rivalry but also paves the way for exciting possibilities in the Nigerian music scene. The future looks bright for these two talented artists, both individually and potentially together.

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Davido Credits Foundation With N306m For Disbursement To Orphanages

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Renowned musician Davido has made good on his philanthropic pledge, fulfilling his promise to donate N300 million to orphanages across Nigeria.

On his official Twitter account on February 20th, 2024, Davido publicly declared his intention to support these institutions. He further clarified that the outreach efforts would be spearheaded by his own foundation, ensuring transparency and responsible distribution of the funds. True to his word, Davido wasted no time in translating his pledge into action.

On Wednesday, February 21, 2024, he announced a contribution exceeding the initial N300 million, transferring a grand total of N306,420,973 to the foundation’s account.

This commendable act of generosity shows Davido’s commitment to social responsibility and his dedication to improving the lives of vulnerable children in Nigeria. The substantial sum will undoubtedly have a significant impact on numerous orphanages, providing much-needed resources and support to those in need.

He shared proof of the transaction and wrote, “FOUNDATION ACCOUNT CREDITED… More details to follow soon.”

See the post:

Davido credits foundation with N300m for disbursement to orphanages

In his earlier post, Davido emphasised that this N300 million donation upholds a tradition he established years ago of giving back to his beloved Nigeria. He said the specific details of how the funds would be distributed to orphanages across the country would be unveiled soon.

He had posted,

“I and my foundation pledge the sum of 300 million Naira to orphanages around Nigeria … as my yearly contribution to the Nation ❤️ .. details of disbursement tomorrow 🇳🇬”

This is not the first time Davido has engaged in a charitable course, according to Fab.ng. Just last year, he donated N237 million across 424 orphanages, showing his commitment to supporting vulnerable children. This time around, his “Holy Ground” spirit soared even higher, exceeding initial pledges with a N306 million donation.

Davido’s generosity didn’t just impact numbers on a spreadsheet; it touched the lives of 13,818 children across the country. This act embodies his personal motto, “We Rise By Lifting Others.”

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