Tiwa Savage has been announced as the winner of the ‘Best African Act’ category at the 2018 MTV EMA awards.
The awards which went down on Sunday night, November 4th at the Bizkaia Arena, Bilbao in Spain, has seen Nigeria’s Tiwa Savage announced as the Best African Act ahead of the likes of fellow countryman, Davido, Distruction Boyz (South Africa), Fally Ipupa (DRC), Nyashinnski (Kenya) and Shekinah (South Africa).
Tiwa Savage, who becomes the first female artist to achieve this honour was present on stage to receive her award which she dedicated to her son, Jamil and her fans.
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Almighty God, you ARE so faithful. My savage soldiers you did this for us. You’ve stuck with me through the roller coasters, THANK YOU To my amazing team, this is just the beginning. African Woman, this is for US I’ve been through a lot but I’ve kept my head up and weathered the storm because I know some little girl somewhere is dreaming like I did. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
— MTV Base West (@MTVBaseWest) November 4, 2018
2018 has been a great year for the pop star, who has seen a number of her songs and collaboration top the charts and also enjoyed a sold out concert at her first headline show at the Indigo at the O2 arena, UK earlier in September, maintaining her hold as the leading female artist on the scene.