Burna Boy, Asake, Ayra Starr, and Davido nominated for MTV Europe Music Awards

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Burna Boy, Asake, Ayra Starr, and Davido have garnered nominations in the newly introduced ‘Best Afrobeats’ category for the upcoming 2023 MTV Europe Music Awards.

Burna Boy and Davido

The organizers of the prestigious MTV EMA Awards have expanded their horizons by including this specific category, acknowledging the immense influence and global reach of Afrobeats music. The nominees for ‘Best Afrobeats’ were unveiled on a Wednesday, with talents like French-Malian superstar Aya Nakamura, and renowned Nigerian singers Asake, Arya Starr, Burna Boy, Davido, and Rema all making the cut.

Furthermore, Rema’s collaborative hit ‘Calm Down’ with Selena Gomez has been nominated in both the ‘Best Song’ and ‘Best Collaboration’ categories.

Selena Gomez - Rema - Calm Down Remix

In the ‘Best African Act’ category, the competition is fierce, featuring Asake, Burna Boy, Cameroonian superstar Libianca, Tanzanian sensation Diamond Platnumz, and South Africa’s Tyler ICU.

Burna Boy has achieved yet another nomination in the ‘Best Live Performer’ category. He finds himself alongside global icons such as Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, and The Weeknd, among others.

Speaking of Taylor Swift, the American singer has scooped an impressive seven nominations, spanning major categories like ‘Best Artist,’ ‘Best Song,’ and ‘Best Video,’ making her a dominant force to reckon with at the 2023 MTV EMA.

Taylor Swift

Mark your calendars for November 5, 2023, as Paris, France, gears up to host the grand celebration of musical talent and creativity at the 2023 MTV EMA.

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