South African DJ and producer, Kgaogelo Moagi - who is popularly known by his stage name, Master KG - walked away with the Best African Act award at the MTV EMA Awards which took place on Sunday, 8 November.
He was up against Nigeria’s Burna Boy as well as his fellow countrymen, Kabza de Small and DJ Maphorisa.
In a virtually recorded speech, Master KG thanked his fans for making Jerusalema one of the biggest songs in the world.
“I would love to thank my sister Nomcebo, my team Open Mic Productions, and everyone who has supported Master KG, thank you so much. To all my fans all over the world, without you this would have not been possible,” he said.
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“Master KG’s accolades at this year’s MTV EMA’s is a testament to his global popularity which has seen people all over the world unite in dance to his smash hit “Jerusalema” during one of the most unprecedented times in our history. We recognize his great achievement in bringing people together across cultures and congratulate him on this massive win. MTV continues to celebrate all the nominees in the Best African Act category and are proud to elevate local talent across our platforms as we take African pop culture and music to the world.”
- Best African Act – Master KG
- Best Video - DJ Khaled – POPSTAR ft Drake
- Best Artist – Lady Gaga
- Best Song – BTS- Dynamite
- Best Collaboration – Karol G – Tusa ft Nicki Minaj
- Best Pop – Little Mix
- Best Group – BTS
- Best New Artist – Doja Cat
- Best Electronic – David Guetta
- Best Latin – Karol G