Damini Ogulu, Nigerian Afrofusion singer better known as Burna Boy, has emerged winner of the ‘Best African Act’ category at the 2019 MTV Europe Awards.

The award event, which is staged annually to honour deserving artistes in the global music scene, held on Sunday, in Seville, Spain.

Burna, who was nominated alongside Teni, South Africa’s Prince Kaybee and Nasty C, Harmonize from Tanzania and Togo’s TooFan, toppled his rivals for the category, which recognizes him as the most prominent African act for the 2019 award season.

Other music icons who also won big at the prestigious event include South Korea’s BTS, with three awards, Halsey, Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Nicki Minaj, and Shawn Mendes.

Here are the winners below:

BEST U.S. ACT

  • Ariana Grande
  • Billie Eilish
  • Lil Nas X
  • Lizzo
  • WINNER: Taylor Swift

BEST CANADIAN ACT

  • Alessia Cara
  • Avril Lavigne
  • Carly Rae Jepsen
  • WINNER: Johnny Orlando
  • Shawn Mendes

BEST VIDEO

  • Ariana Grande, “thank u, next”
  • Billie Eilish, “bad guy”
  • Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus, “Old Town Road” (Remix)
  • ROSALÍA, J Balvin ft. El Guincho, “Con Altura”
  • WINNER: Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco, “ME!”BEST ARTIST

Ariana Grande

  • J Balvin
  • Miley Cyrus
  • WINNER: Shawn Mendes
  • Taylor Swift

BEST SONG

  • Ariana Grande, “7 rings”
  • WINNER: Billie Eilish, “bad guy”
  • Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus, “Old Town Road” (Remix)
  • Post Malone, Swae Lee, “Sunflower”
  • Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, “Señorita”

BEST COLLABORATION

  • BTS, Halsey, “Boy With Luv”
  • Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus, “Old Town Road” (Remix)
  • Mark Ronson, Miley Cyrus, “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart”
  • WINNER: ROSALÍA, J Balvin ft. El Guincho, “Con Altura”
  • Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, “Señorita”
  • The Chainsmokers, Bebe Rexha, “Call You Mine”

BEST NEW

  • Ava Max
  • WINNER: Billie Eilish
  • Lewis Capaldi
  • Lil Nas X
  • Lizzo
  • Mabel

BEST POP

  • Ariana Grande
  • Becky G
  • Camila Cabello
  • WINNER: Halsey
  • Jonas Brothers
  • Shawn Mendes

BEST LIVE

  • Ariana Grande
  • WINNER: BTS
  • Ed Sheeran
  • P!NK
  • Travis Scott

BEST ROCK

  • WINNER: Green Day
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Liam Gallagher
  • Panic! At The Disco
  • The 1975

BEST HIP-HOP

  • 21 Savage
  • Cardi B
  • J. Cole
  • WINNER: Nicki Minaj
  • Travis Scott

BEST ALTERNATIVE

  • WINNER: FKA twigs
  • Lana Del Rey
  • Solange
  • twenty-one pilots
  • Vampire Weekend

BEST ELECTRONIC

  • Calvin Harris
  • DJ Snake
  • Marshmello
  • WINNER: Martin Garrix
  • The Chainsmokers

BEST LOOK

  • WINNER: Halsey
  • J Balvin
  • Lil Nas X
  • Lizzo
  • ROSALÍA

BIGGEST FANS

  • Ariana Grande
  • WINNER: BTS
  • Billie Eilish
  • Shawn Mendes
  • Taylor Swift

BEST PUSH

  • WINNER: Ava Max
  • Billie Eilish
  • CNCO
  • H.E.R.
  • Jade Bird
  • Juice WRLD
  • Kiana Ledé
  • Lauv
  • Lewis Capaldi
  • Lizzo
  • Mabel
  • ROSALÍA

BEST WORLD STAGE

  • Bebe Rexha: Isle of MTV Malta 2019
  • Hailee Steinfeld: Isle of MTV Malta 2018
  • WINNER: Muse: Bilbao, Spain 2018
  • The 1975: Lollapalooza Paris Festival 2019
  • twenty one pilots: Lollapalooza Paris Festival 2019

BEST U.K. & IRELAND ACT

  • Lewis Capaldi
  • Dave
  • Mabel
  • Ed Sheeran
  • WINNER: Little Mix (Social Wildcard Winner)


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