Following the public outcry by Tanzanians, the organisers of the MTV Europe Music Awards has surprisingly stripped Nigeria’s Wizkid of the Best African Act award and given it to Tanzania’s Ali Kiba.
The award which was subject to a public vote became a topic of discussion after votes showed Ali Kiba was leading but the organisers gave Wizkid the trophy during the ceremony in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
During a Facebook live chat with fans, Ali Kiba said:
Sasa ndio nimepata confirmation kwamba ni kweli tuzo inakuja Tanzania na vile vile mimi siwezi kuzungumzia, nitasubiri mpaka nizishike (I’ve just gotten the confirmation that the award is coming back to Tanzania, but I can’t talk much about it, I’m still waiting to receive it).
He added that the award organisers got in touch with his management and admitted the mistake clarifying that he was the winner as voted by the public.
Meanwhile, Wizkid has deleted all Instagram posts regarding the award.