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Vote: MTV EMA 2015 Award Best Africa Act Nominees

Cape Town – The nominees in all 2015 MTV EMA categories have just been announced via MTV’s international Snapchat Discover channel and the voting race is on!

Taylor Swift is leading the way with a record-breaking nine nominations, including three nods to her global smash hit Bad Blood for Best Song and Best Video, as well as brand new category Best Collaboration for her alliance with Kendrick Lamar.

The MTV EMA 2015 Best African Act Nominees
The MTV EMA awards for year 2015 will be held in Milan and the nominees list was released some moments ago.

The biggest category for us africans is the Best African Act category which will consist of 5 big acts from our region. Nigeria leads the pack with 2 nominees which are Beautiful and Energetic Songstress Yemi Alade and the in form Davido while South Africa’s A.K.A and Tanzania’s Diamond Platinumz make up four of the list.

However, the 5th spot will be decided by the public and it consists of another Nigerian act Wizkid, Ivorian DJ Arafat, Ghanaian and BET award winner Stonebwoy and the pair of South African rappers, Cassper Nyovest and K.O.

MTV EMA 2015 Award Best Africa Act Nominees

1. AKA

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2. Davido – Winner of best Male at the 2015 MTV African Music Awards. He was nominated last year where he lost out to Kenya’s Sauti Sol.

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3. DJ Arafat

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4. Diamond – Tanzania’s Golden son won best live act at the 2015 MTV African Music Awards. He is a first time nominee for the MTV EMA.

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5. Yemi Alade – Winner of best female at the 2015 MTV Africa Music Awards. Perhaps a favorite alongside Davido to win this. She is a first time Nominee.

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6. Justin Bieber. (AP)

Voting for the 2015 MTV EMA is open until 24 October at 23:59 CAT so visit mtvema.com to cast your vote!

Here are all the nominees:

Best Song
Ellie Goulding – “Love Me Like You Do”
Major Lazer & DJ Snake featuring MØ – “Lean On”
Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk!”
Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood”
Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth – “See You Again”

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Best Pop
5 Seconds of Summer
Ariana Grande
Justin Bieber
One Direction
Taylor Swift

Best Female
Ellie Goulding
Miley Cyrus
Nicki Minaj
Rihanna
Taylor Swift

Best Male
Ed Sheeran
Jason Derulo
Justin Bieber
Kanye West
Pharrell Williams

Best African Act
AKA
Davido
Diamond Platnumz
DJ Arafat
Yemi Alade

Best Live Act
Ed Sheeran
Foo Fighters
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett
Taylor Swift

Best New Act
Echosmith
James Bay
Jess Glynne
Shawn Mendes
Tori Kelly

Best Video
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – “Downtown”
Pharrell Williams – “Freedom”
Sia – “Elastic Heart”
Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood”

Best Rock
AC/DC    
Coldplay    
Foo Fighters   
Muse    
Royal Blood   

Best Alternative
Fall Out Boy   
Florence + the Machine  
Lana Del Rey    
Lorde    
Twenty One Pilots  

Best Hip Hop
Drake    
Kanye West   
Kendrick Lamar   
Nicki Minaj   
Wiz Khalifa    

Best Electronic
Avicii     
Calvin Harris   
David Guetta   
Major Lazer   
Martin Garrix  
 
Best Push
Echosmith   
James Bay   
Jess Glynne   
Kwabs    
Natalie La Rose   
Royal Blood   
Shamir    
Shawn Mendes   
Tori Kelly   
Years & Years   
Zara Larsson  

Best Collaboration
David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rhexa & Afrojack – “Hey Mama”
Justin Bieber, Skrillex, Diplo – “Where Are You Now?”
Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk!”
Taylor Swift & Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood”
Wiz Khalifa & Charlie Puth – “See You Again”

Biggest Fans
5 Seconds of Summer
Justin Bieber
Katy Perry
One Direction
Taylor Swift

Best Look
Justin Bieber
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Nicki Minaj
Rita Ora
Taylor Swift

Best World Stage
Afrojack – Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland UK 2014
Alicia Keys – O2 Academy Glasgow, Scotland UK 2014
B.O.B. – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2014
Biffy Clyro – O2 Academy Glasgow, Scotland UK 2014
Charli XCX – Circus, Helsinki, Finland 2014
Dizzee Rascal – Isle of MTV, Malta 2014
Ed Sheeran – V Festival, Hylands Park, UK 2014
Iggy Azalea – Wireless Festival, London, UK 2014
Jason Derulo – Isle of MTV, Malta 2015
Jessie Ware – Cork, Ireland 2014
Kaiser Chiefs – MTV Crashes Plymouth, UK 2014
Slash – O2 Academy Glasgow, Scotland UK 2014
Tomorrowland – Belgium & Brazil 2015
YG – MTV Evolution, Manila, Philippines 2015

Details of how to vote these nominees is at the bottom of the post.

How to Vote
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• #EMABiggestFansKatyPerry
• #EMABiggestFans1D
• #EMABiggestFansTaylorSwift

Voting for the 2015 MTV EMA is open until 24 October at 23:59 CAT so visit mtvema.com to cast your vote!

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