Burna Boy, Nasty C and DJ Spinall Shine At The MTV EMA Awards

Over the weekend, Burna Boy won the award for'Best African Act' at the 2022 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs), while DJ Spinall and South Africa's Nasty C closed out the show.

Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, professionally known as Burna Boy, was awarded the 'Best African Act' category at the 2022 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs), which took place on Sunday, November 13. In the past year, the Grammy-award-winning Nigerian singer has received massive critical acclaim for his most recent music album Love, Damini, with its lead single "Last Last" becoming a global smash hit.

The other artists nominated for 'Best African Act' alongside Burna Boy were Ayra Starr, Black Sheriff, Tems, Zuchu, and Musa Keyz.Tems was also nominated in another category for the 'Best New Act' award but lost the nomination to Seventeen.

Nigeria's prominent DJ Spinall was also among the lineup of artists who performed at the award show on Sunday. Nasty C joined the renowned Nigerian DJ on the stage and also made history as Mzansi's first hip-hop artist to perform at the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs). The duo closed off the show by performing "Power (Remember Who You Are)" alongside Äyanna.

Following his win at the ceremony, The African Giant took to social media to share that although he was not present at the event, he appreciated the recognition.

The 31-year-old singer has been having a good year so far. Earlier this month, Burberry announced that he was one of the faces of their Christmas campaign dubbed "The Night Before," a short film that was shot and directed by Torso Solutions and styled by Julia Sarr-Jamois and also featured Colombian singer Shakira.

Below is a complete list of the nominees and winners at the MTV EMAs

Best song

Bad Bunny, Chencho Corleone – “Me Porto Bonito”

Harry Styles – "As It Was"

Jack Harlow – "First Class"

Lizzo – "About Damn Time"

Rosalía – "Despechá"

WINNER: Nicki Minaj – "Super Freaky Girl"

Best video

BLACKPINK – “Pink Venom”

Doja Cat – "Woman"

Harry Styles – "As It Was"

Kendrick Lamar – "The Heart Part 5"

Nicki Minaj – "Super Freaky Girl"

WINNER: Taylor Swift – "All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor's Version)"

Best artist



Harry Styles

Nicki Minaj


WINNER: Taylor Swift

Best new

Baby Keem

Dove Cameron


Stephen Sanchez


WINNER: Seventeen

Best Collaboration

Bad Bunny, Chencho Corleone – “Me Porto Bonito”

DJ Khaled ft. Drake & Lil Baby – "Staying Alive"

Megan Thee Stallion & Dua Lipa – "Sweetest Pie"

Post Malone with Doja Cat – "I Like You (A Happier Song)"

Shakira, Rauw Alejandro – “Te Felicito”

Tiësto & Ava Max – “The Motto”

WINNER: David Guetta & Bebe Rexha – "I'm Good (Blue)"

Best live


Ed Sheeran

Kendrick Lamar

Lady Gaga

The Weeknd

WINNER: Harry Styles

Best pop

Billie Eilish

Doja Cat

Ed Sheeran

Harry Styles


WINNER : Taylor Swift

Best K-pop







Best Latin

Bad Bunny

Becky G

J Balvin



WINNER: Anitta

Best electronic

Calvin Harris

DJ Snake


Swedish House Mafia


WINNER: David Guetta

Best hip hop



Jack Harlow

Kendrick Lamar

Lil Baby

Megan Thee Stallion

WINNER: Nicki Minaj

Best rock

Foo Fighters

Liam Gallagher


Red Hot Chili Peppers

The Killers


Best alternative

Imagine Dragons

Panic! At The Disco

Tame Impala

Twenty One Pilots


WINNER: Gorillaz

Best R&B




Summer Walker



Best long form video

Foo Fighters – "Studio 666"

Rosalía – “Motomami” (Rosalía TikTok live performance)

Stormzy – "Mel Made Me Do It"

Taylor Hawkins tribute concert, Wembley Stadium, London

WINNER: Taylor Swift – "All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor's Version)"

Video for good

Ed Sheeran – "2step" (feat. Lil Baby)

Kendrick Lamar – "The Heart Part 5"

Latto – "P*ssy"

Lizzo – "About Damn Time"

Stromae – “Fils de joie”

WINNER: Sam Smith – "Unholy" (feat. Kim Petras)

Biggest fans


Harry Styles

Lady Gaga

Nicki Minaj

Taylor Swift


Best push

Nessa Barrett

Mae Muller



Omar Apollo

Wet Leg

Muni Long


Saucy Santana

Stephen Sanchez


WINNER: Seventeen

Best Metaverse performance

Charli XCX | Roblox

Justin Bieber – An Interactive Virtual Experience | Wave

Twenty One Pilots Concert Experience | Roblox

BTS | Minecraft


Screengrab: Burberry

Burna Boy is One of the Faces of Burberry’s Christmas Campaign

Renowned British brand Burberry recently unveiled Burna Boy and Shakira as the faces for their "The Night Before" campaign.

Burberry recently announced that Burna Boy and Colombian singer Shakira would be the faces of their upcoming Christmas fashion campaign.

The campaign, dubbed "The Night Before," was shot and directed by Torso Solutions and styled by Julia Sarr-Jamois. Both stars donned distinct looks that distinctly carried emblems of the British luxury brand. The film takes a dreamy approach to the holiday season and showcases the two mega stars modeling some of the fashion house's new releases ahead of the holiday season. In a section of the film, Burna Boy is seen walking through snow wearing a signature Burberry coat adorned at the back with exaggerated black angel wings while carrying a sack full of presents. Shakira is also featured in the film wearing a sheer gown embellished with jewels and signature words affiliated with the brand. The campaign features designs from Riccardo Tisci, the renowned Italian fashion designer who served as Burberry's former chief creative director before ending his tenure earlier this year in September to relaunch his own brand.

This is the first time that Burna Boy is officially collaborating with the brand. He graced the campaign in three distinct outfits. The signature jacket with Burberry prints and angel wings was the first look. The second outfit featured a printed and jacquard-woven suit with the Equestrian Knight Design, which was complemented with metallic embellishments and vibrant crystals. The final look was a sharp coordination of a black leather coat, matching gloves, a white long-sleeve, and a black tie paired with matching pants. The African Giant then complimented the look with an umbrella and a duffle bag.

Over the summer, the "Last Last" singer performed at The Glastonbury Festival and was one of the many acts on the headliner list to connect with Tisci and his team at Burberry. During the event, Burna Boy wore a monochrome graphic print jumpsuit and paired the look with Union Jack detail leather gloves.

Watch the campaign video for Burberry's "The Night Before" below.

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