D’banj a.k.a ‘Koko Master’, is set to vie against India’s Alobo Naga and the Band and Ahmed Soultan from the Middle East for a chance to represent the Africa/India/Middle East region at the ‘Worldwide Act category’, after being announced as the ‘Best African Act’ for the 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards, having received the highest votes from across sub-Saharan Africa.
D’banj beat four other African nominees; Camp Mulla from Kenya, Sarkodie form Ghana, South Africa’s Mi Casa and Nigerian counterpart, Wizkid to come tops.
The representative for the Africa/India/Middle East region will be announced on Tuesday 30 October, along with the other regional winners from Europe, Latin America, North America and Asia Pacific. These five regional nominees will then battle for votes for the “Worldwide Act” distinction, and the winner will be named at the show in Frankfurt.
D’banj had previously won Best African Act at the 2007 MTV Europe Music Awards, Artist of the Year at both the 2008 and 2009 MTV Africa Music Awards, and Best International Act: Africa at the 2011 BET Awards.
Voting for MTV Europe Music Awards is open till Friday 9 November 2012. Fans can vote for Europe Music Awards categories, including Best New, Best Live and more by visiting www.mtvbase.com