#Jerusalema hitmaker wins Best African Act at the 2020 MTV EMAs


SOUTH African history and trendsetting musician MasterKG – whose hit Jerusalema attracted over 150-million views – has notched another prestigious award.

MasterKG and his fans are celebrating after he won the coveted Best African Act at the 2020 MTV EMAs.

The hitmaker is over the moon after his latest achievement. In a recorded speech, an excited MasterKG thanked his fans and supporters who helped propel Jerusalema to dizzy heights. 

“I would love to thank my sister Nomcebo, my team Open Mic Productions and everyone who supported MasterKG. Thank you so much. To all my fans all over the world, without you, this would not have been possible,’ he said

Africa was well represented in the “MTV EMA Generation Change Award” designed to honour and empower five, fearless women for their powerful work on the frontlines of the fight for racial and social justice across the world

Winners include Kiki Mordi, an investigative journalist fighting to end SARS in Nigeria; Temi Mwale, a racial justice campaigner in the UK; Catherhea Potjanaporn, a portrait photographer in Malaysia; Luiza Brasil, a fashion journalist in Brazil; and Raquel Willis, a Black transgender activist in the US. 

MTV also celebrated all the local EMA winners from different countries around the globe from Spain to Latin America, to Hungary and Africa for the first time ever with an exclusive MTV International Facebook Live event – a show before the show, dedicated entirely to some of the biggest names in music around the world.

A special highlight of the awards was a special presentation by Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton, whose address emphasised on how  much can be used as a force of unity, hope, solidarity and comfort.

Hamilton presented the “Video for Good” award to H.E.R. for “I can’t breathe.

Full list of 2020 MTV EMAs winners:

Best African Act

Burna Boy(Nigeria)

Rema (Nigeria)

Master KG (South Africa)

Kabza de Small and Maphorisa (South Africa)

Sheebah (Uganda)

Gaz Mawete (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Best Video

Billie Eilish – “everything i wanted”

Cardi B – “WAP” ft Megan Thee Stallion

DJ Khaled – “POPSTAR” ft Drake

Karol G – “Tusa” ft Nicki Minaj

Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me”

Taylor Swift – “The Man”

The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights”

Best Artist

Dua Lipa

Harry Styles

Justin Bieber

Lady Gaga

Miley Cyrus

The Weeknd

Best Song

BTS – “Dynamite”

DaBaby – “Rockstar” ft Roddy Ricch

Dua Lipa – “Don’t Start Now”

Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me”

Roddy Ricch – “The Box”

The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights”

Best Collaboration

BLACKPINK, Selena Gomez – “Ice Cream”

Cardi B – “WAP” ft Megan Thee Stallion

DaBaby – “Rockstar” ft. Roddy Ricch

Justin Bieber – “Intentions” ft Quavo

Karol G – “Tusa” ft Nicki Minaj

Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me”

Sam Smith, Demi Lovato – “I’m Ready”

Best Pop


Dua Lipa

Harry Styles

Justin Bieber

Katy Perry

Lady Gaga

Little Mix

Best Group

5 Seconds of Summer



Chloe x Halle


Little Mix

Best New



Doja Cat

Jack Harlow

Roddy Ricch


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