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Nigerian Superstar D’Banj named Best African Act at 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards



Nigerian superstar, D’Banj has been named the Best African Act of the 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards, having received the most votes from fans across sub-Saharan Africa.

D’Banj who has previously won Best African Act at the 2007 MTV Europe Music Awards, Artist of the Year at both the 2008 and 2009 MTV Africa Music Awards, and Best International Act: Africa at the 2011 BET Awards will now compete against India’s Alobo Naga & the Band and Ahmed Soultan from the Middle East for the chance to represent the region in the Worldwide Act category.

The representative for the Africa/India/Middle East region will be announced on Tuesday 30 October, along with the other regional winners from Europe, Latin America, North America and Asia Pacific. These five regional nominees will then battle for votes for the “Worldwide Act” distinction, and the winner will be named at the show in Frankfurt.

Voting has already began on the official website

The 19th  annual awards show will be broadcast live from Frankfurt on Sunday 11 November, 2012 and will be hosted by supermodel, TV host and entrepreneur Heidi Klum.

Here’s how D’Banj was described on the MTV website:

D’Banj is a Nigerian singer and songwriter as well as harmonica guru. Winner of the 2007 Best African Act EMA, he brings Afrobeat into the 21st century.

Congratulations D’Banj!

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  1. Mrs Bola

    October 15, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Well done bro – I’m proud of you !!

  2. Joan

    October 15, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    LOL. While some are sitting in a room arguing over who’s career got killed and who is outshining who, the man at the center of the conversation is winning international awards!

    Congrats D’banj! You make us proud 🙂

    • Joan

      October 15, 2012 at 8:06 pm

      Excuse the typo *whose

  3. Emmanuel

    October 15, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Upward and forward ,that has been his only story.Congratulations for putting Nigeria and Africa on the world stage once again.

  4. Dami

    October 15, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Congrats my darling….

  5. Laila Ikeji

    October 15, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    at the end of d day, dbanj is undeniably a bigg force! congratulations boss!!

  6. Naveah

    October 15, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Harmonica guru? Really? Didn’ t know that, I thought the only instrument he could play was the autotune LOL

    • 3eee

      October 22, 2012 at 9:16 am


  7. nich

    October 15, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    those who dream big does big things


    October 15, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Am so proud and happy for u,u work very hard at what u do and so deserve the award,ride on bro……..

  9. kobi

    October 15, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    well done boy

  10. funmziee

    October 15, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    D’banj well done I pray God continues to bless you and that you use your time to Shine wisely and responsibly . Make most of it, it is your time ! lots of love your fan x


    October 16, 2012 at 1:08 am

    Kira kita o ma d’ola afi eni t’oluwa ba fi fu…. D’banj is too Blessed to Be Stressed!.. I’m proud of You!

  12. demilade

    October 16, 2012 at 1:52 am

    Dbanj is really doing well, keep going bro…

  13. purplepearl

    October 16, 2012 at 4:29 am

    Congratulations Koko Master, proud of you

  14. versence

    October 16, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Proud of you D’BANJ! You are a showbizzzzzz

  15. Oyinlola

    October 16, 2012 at 9:26 am

    YAyyy!!! Happy for him

  16. NSG

    October 16, 2012 at 9:32 am

    Congrats to the Koko Master himself.

  17. Amazeballs!

    October 16, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Go D’banj!!!!!

  18. maxy

    October 16, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Ah Ah where are all the haters that said he has joined illuminati. Na God go help una for this country. Congrtas bro

  19. maxy

    October 16, 2012 at 5:58 pm


  20. faith

    October 21, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    still on the oliver twist things…

  21. bakare azeez

    October 22, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    i am very proud of u

  22. Ola blessing

    November 3, 2012 at 8:56 am

    Koko master you are the master for all. keep doing well you make me proud. thanks alot my bross.

  23. Ola blessing

    November 3, 2012 at 10:03 am

    master, file oooooooooooooose please bring it home make the whole africa proud of you in the world i know you are the best of the best simply the best. well done,ride on

  24. OlaOluwayimikaaaa

    February 6, 2013 at 5:01 am


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