The anticipated “2012 MTV EMA” marked a historic turn of events for the Nigerian music as contemporary music star, D’banj on the 16th of October, 2012 was declared Best African Act in all of Sub-Saharan Africa region, having received the most votes from fans and supporters

The ‘Koko  Master’ will be contesting with India’s Alobo Naga & the Band and Ahmed Soultan from the Middle East for the chance to represent the region in the Worldwide Act category.

Deeply humbled by the award, D’banj expressed his heart felt thoughts. “You guys have made me all I am, and I want to thank my loyal fans who voted me to win EMA from the bottom of my heart. Eja Nla is grateful Oluwa is involved! Ooossshhheee!”

This isn’t D’banj‘s first appearance on the MTV EMA platform. He won the best African Act at the 2007 MTV EMA and Artist of the year both in 2008 and 2009 MTV Africa Music awards. Also topping that is his Best International Act win, Africa at the BET awards.

Listen to the review of his win

Performers at the 19th annual awards show (which will air live from Frankfurt on Sunday, November, 11)  will include Taylor Swift, Muse, No Doubt, Carly Rae Jepsen, fun. and Rita Ora.

We previously announced that Rihanna and Taylor Swift top the list of the “2012 MTV EMA” nominees with six and five nods, respectively while a number of others follow closely behind: Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Lana Del Rey, Nicki Minaj, Carly Rae Jepsen, fun. Jay Z and Kanye West each received three EMA nominations, while Green Day, Gotye, Pitbull, Flo Rida, Rita Ora, Muse, Arctic Monkeys, Jack White and One Direction are up for two awards.

“2012 MTV EMA” is hosted by supermodel, entrepreneur and actress, Heidi Klum at 22:00 CAT on MTV (DStv Channel 130). Fans will from now till October be able to vote for their favorite regional candidate on


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