MTV congratulates Alikibia, who won Best African Act at the 2016 MTV EMAs after incorrect results were posted due to an error.
Six Worldwide Act winners, including Wizkid, were selected by an international committee of MTV music executives to recognize current artists who are rising to have a wider geographic appeal beyond their local regions. The winners were chosen based off a range of criteria including international MTV video play, radio airplay, streams, and sales across multiple territories and regions. The winner of Best African Act was selected by fans via votes on MTVEMA.com.
“We apologize for any confusion but we are pleased to recognize the achievement of both these artists on this gloval platform,” a MTV spokesperson commented in regards to Wizkid and Alikiba.
Alikiba graciously commented, despite the initial error, “Thanks to MTV for this huge honour – it’s very exciting to be recognized at the MTV EMAs and I am delighted to bring home the award to my fans in Tanzania and East Africa. Thank you to my family and management.”