Africa is finally getting representation at the MTV Video Music Awards as Ghanaian dancehall singer Shatta Wale and Nigerian’s Wizkid have both earned nominations this year.
They become the first Africans to be nominated courtesy of Beyonce’s The Lion King; The Gift Album.
Beyonce’s Already featuring Shatta Wale and Major Lazer is in the professional Best Art Direction category (No public Voting).
Whiles Black Skin Girl featuring Wizkid, Blue Ivy, and Saint Jhn is nominated in the Best R&B song category and Best Cinematography
Vote here: https://www.mtv.com/vma/vote/
This year’s VMAs is returning to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, and would be aired live on September 12, 2021.