Saturday, 3 November 2012
D'banj Loses 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards Spot to Moroccan
The news broke weeks back that D'banj would be part of this year's MTV EMA's, but in a rather negative turn of events, the Afro-pop heavyweight would no longer represent the Africa-India-Middle East region at the event.
This is how NET is reporting it...
Pop star D’banj has lost out of the forthcoming 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards as he did not make the final list for Worldwide Act in the Africa-India-Middle East region.
The hit maker had initially edged out stiff opposition from the likes Wizkid, Camp Mulla and Sarkodie as he received the most votes from fans across sub-Saharan Africa.
He has however lost to Moroccan singer Ahmed Soultan who will represent the Africa/India/Middle East region.
More than 160 artists from every corner of the world have enjoyed the MTV EMA spotlight as part of the Worldwide Act voting competition and finally the final five Worldwide Act nominees were recently revealed as: Dima Bilan (Europe); Han Geng (Asia Pacific); Ahmed Soultan (Africa/India/Middle East); Rihanna (North America); and Restart (Latin America).
Hosted by supermodel, entrepreneur and hometown girl Heidi Klum, the 19th annual MTV EMA will broadcast live from Frankfurt’s historic Festhalle on Sunday 11 November and will feature performances from Taylor Swift, Muse, No Doubt, Carly Rae Jepsen, FUN, Rita Ora, Alicia Keys, Pitbull, The Killers and Psy.