MTV Europe Music Awards has finally stripped off Nigeria’s Wizkid of the Best African Act award and given it to Ali Kiba after days of public outcry from Tanzanians.
The award that was subject to a public vote became a subject of discussion after votes showed Ali Kiba was leading but the organisers gave Wizkid the trophy during the ceremony in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
The Kajiandae hit maker on Monday said he was awaiting communication from the award organisers and on Wednesday, MTV Base East Africa made the announcement.
Ali Kiba has managed to keep the prestigious award previously held by Diamond Platinumz in 2015 home.
“Sasa ndio nimepata confirmation kwamba ni kweli tuzo inakuja Tanzania na vile vile mimi siwezi kuzungumzia, nitasubiri mpaka nizishike (I’ve just gotten the confirmation that the award is coming back to Tanzania, but I can’t talk much about it, I’m still waiting to receive it),” said the bongo maestro during a Facebook live chat.
He added that the award organisers got in touch with his management and admitted the mistake clarifying that he was the winner as voted by the public.
Wizkid has since deleted all Instagram posts regarding the award that is given alongside that of Best Worldwide Act.