Master KG has brought home the coveted Best African Act at the 2020 MTV awards.
In a virtually recorded acceptance speech, the now global superstar gave thanks to all his fans who have helped make his smash hit Jerusalema one of the biggest songs on the planet, reports IOL.
“I would love to thank my sister Nomcebo, my team Open Mic Productions, and everyone who has supported Master KG, thank you so much,” he said.
“To all my fans all over the world, without you this would have not been possible..
The 24-year-old from Limpopo was up against Maphorisa and Kabza De Small (both from SA), superstar Burna Boy and Afrobeats star Rema (both Nigeria), songstress Sheebah (Uganda) and the DRC’s Gaz Mawete).
Monde Twala, Senior Vice President and General Manager of ViacomCBS Networks Africa, said Master KG’s accolade “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 recognise his great achievement in bringing people together across cultures and congratulate him on this massive win,” Monde says.
BTS snagged four honours – Best Song, Best Group, Best Virtual Live and Biggest Fans.
Karol G won the new category Best Latin and Best Collaboration for Tusa featuring Nicki Minaj.
Lady Gaga took Best Artist and DJ Khaled was awarded Best Video.
First-time EMA winner Yungblud took home Best Push, while show hosts and performers Little Mix won Best Pop.
Little Mix hosted the show with incredible energy and delivered an uplifting performance of Sweet Melody, uitgevat in unique white satin outfits, complete with a squad of dancers and contortionists shot in London.
Cardi B earned a top award with Best Hip-Hop, while Coldplay won Best Rock.
Watch a repeat of the show on DStv Channel 322 today at 7pm.