D’BANJ WINS BEST AFRICAN ACT AT THE 2007 MTV EUROPE MUSIC AWARDS
It's official! Nigerian hip hop star D'Banj has won the Best African Act award at the 2007 MTV EUROPE MUSIC AWARDS that was screened live from Munich, Germany on November 1 on DStv.
D'Banj received his Best African Award at a glittering ceremony held at the OlympiaHalle, Munich. Despite intense competition from fellow contenders Samini, Jua Cali, Chameleone & HHP, D'Banj was named Best African Act, receiving his trophy from MTV base VJ Sizwe Dhlomo.
The Best African Act nominees rubbed shoulders on the red carpet with the biggest and best in the contemporary music industry including Snoop Dogg, Wyclef Jean, Avril Lavigne, Foo Fighters, Mika, My Chemical Romance, Nicole Scherzinger and will.i.am – all flying into Munich for the prestigious annual awards ceremony, which is now in its 14th year.
The MTV Europe Music Awards was hosted by Snoop Dogg and was aired live on MTV and MTV Base to DStv audiences across Africa.
The Best African Act Award was initially created in 2005 to mark the addition of MTV base, MTV's pan-African TV channel, to the MTV global television family. The inaugural award went to Nigeria's 2-FACE Idibia, with South Africa's Freshlyground taking home the gong in 2006.
DStv audiences can tune in for the re-broadcast of the MTV EUROPE MUSIC AWARDS 2007 on MTV Base (DStv channel 322) on Sunday November 4 at 13:00 CAT, Friday November 9 at 21:00 CAT and on MTV (DStv channel 321) on Sunday November 4 at 12:00 CAT, Sunday November 11 at 01:00 CAT.