In a star-studded event, Nigerian singer Divine Ikubor, popularly known as Rema, claimed victory at the 2023 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs), held on Sunday, November 5, at the Paris Nord Villepinte, France. Alongside Rema, globally renowned acts like Doja Cat, Nicki Minaj, and Taylor Swift also celebrated wins at the prestigious awards ceremony.
Rema’s triumph was particularly noteworthy as he secured the award for the newly-introduced “Best Afrobeats” category, outshining heavyweight Afrobeats artists like David Adeleke (Davido) and Damini Ogulu (Burna Boy). The other nominees in this category included Asake, Aya Nakamura, and Ayra Starr.
The event saw an array of accolades handed out to artists across various categories. Some of the winners in other categories included:
Best Song: Jung Kook featuring Latto for “Seven.”
Best Video: Taylor Swift for “Anti-Hero.”
Best Artist: Taylor Swift.
Best Collaboration: KAROL G and Shakira for “TQG.”
Best New: Peso Pluma.
Best Pop: Billie Eilish.
Best Rock: Måneskin.
Best Latin: Anitta.
Best K-pop: Jung Kook.
Best Alternative: Lana Del Rey.
Best Electronic: David Guetta.
Best Hip-Hop: Nicki Minaj.
Best R&B: Chris Brown.
Best Live: Taylor Swift.
Best Push: TOMORROW X TOGETHER.
Biggest Fans: Taylor Swift.
Best Group: TOMORROW X TOGETHER.
The EMAs also recognized local acts from different regions around the world. Notable among them was Diamond Platnumz, who took home the award for “Best African Act.”
The event featured a diverse range of categories to honor artists across various musical genres, making it a night to remember for both the artists and their fans. With such a wide array of talent celebrated at the 2023 MTV EMAs, music enthusiasts from around the world had much to rejoice about.