Tiwa Savage becomes first female Nigerian singer to win MTV Best African Act

Nigerian singer, Tiwa Savage, has become the first Nigerian female artiste to win the MTV Europe Music Awards in the Best African Act category.

The award was held on Sunday night, November 4 at the Bizkaia Arena, Bilbao in Spain which had several music stars across the world in attendance.

Tiwa was nominated alongside fellow Nigerian singer, David Adeleke, aka Davido; South Africa’s Distruction Boyz and Shekinah; Kenya’s Nyashinski and Fally Ipupa from the DRC.

The singer was present on stage to receive her award which she dedicated to her son, Jamil and her fans.

She later took to her Instagram page to dedicate the award to African women and aspiring young girls.

She wrote: “Almighty God, you are so faithful. My savage soldiers did it for me.

“You have stuck with me through the roller coasters. Thank you. To my amazing team, this is just the beginning. African women, this is for us.

“I have been through a lot but I have kept my head up and weathered the storm because I know some little girl somewhere is dreaming like I did.”

The biggest winner at the awards night was the Cuban-American singer Camila Cabello.

The 21-year-old singer scooped four awards, winning Best Song, Best Artist, Best Video and Best U.S. Act in a show that featured a stellar performance from Janet Jackson.

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