The “2020 MTV EMAs” honoured some of the biggest names in global music this year. South African musician and “Jerusalema” hitmaker Master KG took home top honours’ to win the coveted Best African Act. The star-studded “2020 MTV EMAs” premiered on MTV & MTV Base this past Sunday and will repeat on MTV (DStv Channel 130) Monday, 9 November at 18:00 CAT(Pre-show) and 19:00 CAT (Main-show). MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) viewers can catch the repeat on Tuesday, 10 November at 19:00 CAT (Pre-show) and 20:00 CAT (Main-show).
In a virtually recorded acceptance speech, the now globally renowned superstar Master KG gave thanks to all his fans who have helped make his smash hit “Jerusalema” one of the biggest songs on the planet. “I would love to thank my sister Nomcebo, my team Open Mic Productions, and everyone who has supported Master KG, thank you so much. To all my fans all over the world, without you this would have not been possible,” he commented.
The South African superstar joins the ranks of previous MTV EMAs Best African Act winners from Burna Boy, Davido and Tiwa Savage and was nominated this year alongside fellow continental hitmakers including “Scorpion Kings” Maphorisa (South Africa) and Kabza de Small (South Africa), globally renowned superstar Burna Boy (Nigeria) and Afrobeats star Rema (Nigeria), songstress Sheebah (Uganda) and Gaz Mawete (Democratic Republic of Congo).
“Master KG’s accolades at this year’s MTV EMA’s is a testament to his global popularity which has seen people all over the world unite in dance to his smash hit “Jerusalema” during one of the most unprecedented times in our history. We recognize his great achievement in bringing people together across cultures and congratulate him on this massive win. MTV continues to celebrate all the nominees in the Best African Act category and are proud to elevate local talent across our platforms as we take African pop culture and music to the world.” – Monde Twala, Senior Vice President and General Manager of ViacomCBS Networks Africa