P-Square, Wizkid, Fuse ODG, others nominated in Best African Act category for 2013 EMA

WizkidEarlier today MTV announced the nominees for the “2013 MTV EMA,” the world’s annual music awards show that celebrates the year’s hottest artists from around the globe.

Representing for Africa at the global music celebration will be LCNVL, Mafikizolo, P-Square, Wizkid and Fuse ODG, who are all nominated in the Best African Act category

The MTV EMA – MTV’s global celebration of the hottest stars in music – recognizes artists from around the world and across genres, and brings together music fans everywhere for a one-of-a-kind experience in the weeks leading up to and at the show. Voting for EMA categories is open now until 00:59 CAT on Saturday 9 November 2013.

The “2013 MTV EMA” will broadcast live on MTV (DStv Channel 130) on Sunday 10 November at 22:00 CAT from the stunning new Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam (official red carpet show starts at 21:00 CAT).

Here is the list of nominees for the “2013 MTV EMA”:

BEST SONG

Bruno Mars – “Locked Out Of Heaven”

Daft Punk – “Get Lucky” (ft. Pharrell Williams)

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – “Thrift Shop” (ft. Wanz)

Rihanna – “Diamonds”

Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines” (ft. T.I. & Pharrell)

BEST POP

Justin Bieber

Katy Perry

Miley Cyrus

One Direction

Taylor Swift

BEST FEMALE

Katy Perry

Lady Gaga

Miley Cyrus

Selena Gomez

Taylor Swift

BEST MALE

Bruno Mars

Eminem

Jay Z

Justin Bieber

Justin Timberlake

BEST LIVE

Beyoncé

Green Day

Justin Timberlake

P!nk

Taylor Swift

BEST NEW

Bastille

Icona Pop

Imagine Dragons

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Rudimental

BEST VIDEO

Justin Timberlake – “Mirrors”

Lady Gaga – “Applause”

Miley Cyrus – “Wrecking Ball”

Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines” (ft. T.I. & Pharrell)

Thirty Seconds To Mars – “Up In The Air”

BEST AFRICAN ACT (winner goes on to compete in Worldwide Act category)

Fuse ODG

LCNVL

Mafikizolo

P-Square

Wizkid

BEST ROCK

Black Sabbath

Green Day

Kings Of Leon

Queens Of The Stone Age

The Killers

BEST ALTERNATIVE

Arctic Monkeys

Fall Out Boy

Franz Ferdinand

Paramore

Thirty Seconds To Mars

BEST HIP HOP

Drake

Eminem

Jay Z

Kanye West

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

BEST ELECTRONIC

Afrojack

Avicii

Calvin Harris

Daft Punk

Skrillex

BIGGEST FANS

Tokio Hotel

Thirty Seconds To Mars

One Direction

Justin Bieber

Lady Gaga

BEST LOOK (exclusively sponsored by essence)

Harry Styles

Justin Timberlake

Lady Gaga

Rihanna

Rita Ora

BEST PUSH

Karmin (October 2012)

Rudimental (November 2012)

Imagine Dragons (January 2013)

A$AP Rocky (February 2013)

Bastille (March 2013)

Austin Mahone (April 2013)

Bridgit Mendler (May 2013)

Tom Odell (June 2013)

Iggy Azalea (July 2013)

Icona Pop (August 2013)

twenty one pilots (September 2013)

BEST WORLD STAGE (WS)

Alicia Keys – WS Manchester 2012 (aired Dec. 7th)

fun. – WS Rock Am Ring 2013 (taped June 7th)

Garbage – WS Mexico 2012 (aired Dec. 21st)

Green Day – WS Rock Am Ring 2013 (taped June 9th)

Jason Mraz – WS Live In Myanmar 2012 (taped Dec. 16th)

Jessie J – WS Malta 2013 (taped 26th June)

Linkin Park – WS Mexico 2012 (aired Oct. 26th)

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – WS Wireless 2013 (taped 13th July)

No Doubt – WS Frankfurt 2012 (aired Dec. 28th)

Paramore – WS Rock Am Ring 2013 (taped 7th June)

Rita Ora – WS Malta 2013 (taped June 26th)

Robin Thicke – WS Malaysia 2013 (taped 8th September)

Snoop Lion – WS Durban 2013 (taped May 18th)

The Black Keys – WS NY Webster City Hall 2012 (aired Oct. 12th)

The Killers – WS Big Day Out 2013 (taped Jan 18th)

By Dennis Lawson

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