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Diamond Platnumz beats Yemi Alade, Davido, Aka to win MTV EMAs ‘Best African Act’

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Diamond Platnumz has won the title of ‘Best African Act‘ for the 2015 MTV EMAs. The Tanzania star was up against Nigeria’s Davido and Yemi Alade, as well as South African rapper AKA and Ivorian performer DJ Arafat for the title of best act on the continent.

Fans were given the opportunity for their favourite artist on the award website.

The race for Diamond Platnumz at the EMAs doesn’t stop here. The singer will now go head to head with the best act from India. The two acts are up for the Best Africa/India Act award.

In 2005, 2Face Idibia made history by being the first act to win the Best African Act category.D’Banj also made history by winning the award twice. He won in 2007 and in 2012. Other artists who have won this include: Kenyan group Sauti Sol (2014), South African actsLCNVL (2013), and Freshlyground  (2006).

Fans of the Tanzanian star can vote for him from now until Saturday, October 24.

British singer Ed Sheeran and Australian actress/model Ruby Rose will be hosting this year’s awards ceremony at the Mediolanum Forum in Milan. The upcoming ceremony will see performances from Pharrell Williams, Ed Sheeran & RudimentalJess Glynne and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and several other stars.

This year’s awards will be broadcast live on Sunday 25 October at 8PM.

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