The 2017 edition of the MTV EMA Awards is here and Wizkid and David are currently gunning for the Best African Act alongside other African artistes.

From the list published today, American singer Taylor Swift leads the nominees list with a total of five nominations, including Best Video for Look What You Made Me Do.

The usual suspects lead the pop category, while the Best Hip Hop category is totally dominated by male acts, which include Drake, Eminem, Future, Kendrick Lamar and Post Malone.

Meanwhile, Rita Ora will host the award ceremony on November 12 in London, and the voting link is already up for fans to chose their favourites.

So, Wizkid or Davido? We’ll see how this plays out!

The rivalry between Wizkid and Davido dates back to 2013 and once again the heavyweights will be engaging in a battle for dominance as they have both been nominated in the category for the Best African Artiste in the 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards along with South Africa’s – Babes Wodumo & Nasty C, Angola’s – C4 Pedro and Kenya’s – Nyashinksi.

2017 has been a great year for both artistes as they have independently recorded massive successes both locally and globally.

Davido is credited to have the two hottest African pop songs of 2017 IF and Fall and The singer also collaborated with Rapper – Young Thug and American rap group – Rae Sremmurd on his third release themed ‘Pere’.

The completion of his ’30 Billion World Tour’ which took singer to 30 cities across the world is also a very applaudable feat.

Davido has definitely had a great run in 2017.

Wizkid on the other hand has been on a rollercoaster of ‘records-smashing’. From becoming the most streamed African artist on Spotify to releasing an international tape [Sounds From the Other Side], snagging a gold recognition in Canada for Come Closer [featuring Drake], landing in the Guinness book of record for his contribution on the most streamed song on Spotify worldwide and most recently becoming the first African artiste to perform at the Royal Albert Hall in London, the list of his achievements is endless.

Wizkid has equally had a fabulous run this year.

See the full list of nominees:

BEST AFRICAN ACT
Babes Wodumo – South Africa
C4 Pedro – Angola
DaVido – Nigeria
Nasty C – South Africa
Nyashinski – Kenya
WizKid – Nigeria

BEST SONG
Clean Bandit – Rockabye ft. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie
DJ Khaled – Wild Thoughts ft. Rihanna, Bryson Tiller
Ed Sheeran – Shape of You
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee – Despacito (Remix) ft. Justin Bieber
Shawn Mendes – There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back

BEST ARTIST
Ariana Grande
Ed Sheeran
Kendrick Lamar
Miley Cyrus
Shawn Mendes
Taylor Swift

BEST LOOK
Dua Lipa
Harry Styles
Rita Ora
Taylor Swift
ZAYN

BEST NEW
Dua Lipa
Julia Michaels
Khalid
KYLE
Rag‘n’Bone Man

BEST POP
Camila Cabello
Demi Lovato
Miley Cyrus
Shawn Mendes
Taylor Swift

BEST VIDEO
Foo Fighters – Run
Katy Perry – Bon Appétit ft. Migos
Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE.
KYLE – iSpy ft. Lil Yachty
Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do

BEST LIVE
Bruno Mars
Coldplay
Ed Sheeran
Eminem
U2

BEST ELECTRONIC
Calvin Harris
David Guetta
Major Lazer
Martin Garrix
The Chainsmokers

BEST ROCK
Coldplay
Foo Fighters
Royal Blood
The Killers
U2

BEST HIP HOP
Drake
Eminem
Future
Kendrick Lamar
Post Malone

BEST ALTERNATIVE
Imagine Dragons
Lana Del Rey
Lorde
The xx
Thirty Seconds To Mars

BIGGEST FANS
Ariana Grande
Justin Bieber
Katy Perry
Shawn Mendes
Taylor Swift

BEST PUSH
Hailee Steinfeld
Jon Bellion
Julia Michaels
Kacy Hill
Khalid
KYLE
Noah Cyrus
Petite Meller
Rag’n’Bone Man
SZA
The Head And The Heart

BEST WORLD STAGE
Steve Aoki – Live from Isle of MTV Malta 2016
Kings of Leon – Live from Oude Luxor Theatre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2016
Tomorrowland 2017
DNCE – Live from Isle of MTV Malta 2017
The Chainsmokers – Live from Isle of MTV Malta 2017
Foo Fighters – Live from Barcelona, Spain 2017

BEST UK & IRELAND ACT
Dua Lipa
Ed Sheeran
Little Mix
Louis Tomlinson
Stormzy

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