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Tiwa Savage Is the First Woman to Win 'Best African Act' At the MTV Europe Awards

"African women, this is for us," said the singer.

Tiwa Savage made history last night, when she took home the "Best African Act" award at the MTV Europe awards in Spain.

The Nigerian singer beat out performers like last year's winner Davido, South African star Shekhinah, Distruction Boyz, Fally Ipupa and more, becoming the first ever female artist to snag the award. Past winners include Wizkid, and Diamond Platinumz who took home the award in 2016 and 2015, respectively.

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The singer took to Instagram to celebrate her monumental win, writing: "African Woman, this is for US
I've been through a lot but I've kept my head up and weathered the storm because I know some little girl somewhere is dreaming like I did."


Fans and supporters, including frequent collaborator Wizkid and fellow afrobeats singer Adekunle Gold, have also taken to social media to congratulate the singer on her win.






Watch Wande Coal & Wale’s World Class Visuals For ‘Again’ (Remix)

Video Premiere: The two music giants certainly landed a 'W' with this one.

Nigerian afropop heavyweight Wande Coal has teamed up with famed American rapper Wale for a remix of his hit track "Again," off of his newly released EP, Realms.

While "Again" has been around for a minute, there's nothing like dope visuals to get the fire burning again. And fans are on board. The hit single amassed over 30 millions streams, with a steady run on many African charts this year, and is sure to keep building on top of the already impressive accomplishments.

As is typical and unfortunate in our new world of socially distancing, the two weren't able to join forces and wardrobes for an epic collaborative video. Instead, Director Adasa Cookey's brilliance manifested itself into a short film.

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The 10 Best Nigerian Songs of the Month (September)

Featuring Davido, Yemi Alade, Wizkid, Mr Eazi, Wande Coal and more.

Here are the Nigerian tracks we had on repeat in the month of September.

Follow our NAIJA HITS playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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Veteran Ethiopian Political Activist Mesfin Woldemariam Has Died

The founder of the Ethiopian Human Rights Council, Professor Mesfin Woldemariam, has died from COVID-19 complications at age 90.

Ethiopian activist Professor Mesfin Woldemariam and founder of the Ethiopian Human Rights Council has passed away. Woldemariam reportedly passed away on Tuesday in the capital city Addis Ababa reportedly from coronavirus-induced complications. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has since expressed his grief upon hearing the news and extended his condolences to Woldemariam's family and all Ethiopians at large.

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