Burna Boy has won the Best Africa Act award at the 2019 MTV europe Music Awards in Seville, Spain. The event was hosted by Becky G.
When nominations were announced, Ariana Grande led the way with 7 nods. On the night, awards were dominated by women also won big. But incredibly, Ariana Grande won no awards. The big winners on the night were BTS with three awards. Halsey, Taylor Swift andBillie Eilish won two awards each. Shawn Mendes also won Best Artist.
Nigerian superstar, Burna Boy took home the gong for Best African Act. Performers include,Halsey, Niall Horan, Dua Lipa, Ava Max, Green Day, and more.
Here is the complete list of winners;
Ariana Grande – thank u, next
Billie Eilish – bad guy
Lil Nas X – Old Town Road (Remix) ft. Billy Ray Cyrus
ROSALÍA, J Balvin – Con Altura ft. El Guincho
Taylor Swift – ME! ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco **WINNER!!**
Shawn Mendes **WINNER!!**
Ariana Grande – 7 rings
Billie Eilish – bad guy **WINNER!!**
Lil Nas X- Old Town Road (Remix) ft. Billy Ray Cyrus
Post Malone, Swae Lee – Sunflower
Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello – Señorita
BTS, Halsey – Boy With Luv
Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus – Old Town Road (Remix)
Mark Ronson, Miley Cyrus – Nothing Breaks Like a Heart
ROSALÍA, J Balvin – Con Altura ft. El Guincho **WINNER!!**
Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello – Señorita
The Chainsmokers, Bebe Rexha – Call You Mine
BEST NEW ARTIST
Billie Eilish **WINNER!!**
Lil Nas X
Green Day **WINNER!!**
Panic! At The Disco
Nicki Minaj **WINNER!!**
FKA Twigs **WINNER!!**
Lana Del Rey
twenty one pilots
Martin Garrix **WINNER!!**
Lil Nas X
5 Seconds of Summer
Ava Max **WINNER!!**
BEST WORLD STAGE
Bebe Rexha, Isle of MTV Malta 2019
Hailee Steinfeld, Isle of MTV Malta 2018
Muse, Bilbao, Spain 2018 **WINNER!!**
The 1975, Lollapalooza Paris Festival 2019
twenty one pilots, Lollapalooza Paris Festival 2019
BEST UK & IRELAND ACT
Little Mix **WINNER!!**
EMA GENERATION CHANGE
Alfredo “Danger” Martinez, 33, Mexico
Shiden Tekle, 20, UK
Lisa Ranran Hu, 20, China
Kelvin Doe, 22, Sierra Leone
Jamie Margolin, 17, USA
2019 MTV EMA LOCAL ACT WINNERS
Best African Act – Burna Boy
Best Australian Act – Ruel
Best Belgian Act – MATTN
Best Brasilian Act – Pabllo Vittar
Best Canadian Act – Johnny Orlando
Best Caribbean Act – Anuel AA
Best Danish Act – Nicklas Sahl
Best Dutch Act – Snelle
Best Finnish Act – JVG
Best French Act – Kendji Girac
Best German Act – Juju
Best Greater China Act – Shen Zhou
Best Hungarian Act – Király Viktor
Best India Act – Emiway Bantai
Best Italian Act – Mahmood
Best Japan Act – King Gnu
Best Korean Act – ATEEZ
Best Lat Am Central Act – Sebastián Yatra
Best Lat Am North Act – Mon Laferte
Best Lat Am South Act – J MENA
Best New Zealand Act – JessB
Best Norwegian Act – Sigrid
Best Polish Act – Roksana Węgiel
Best Portuguese Act – Fernando Daniel
Best MTV Russia Act – Maruv
Best Southeast Asia Act – Jasmine Sokko
Best Spanish Act – Lola Índigo
Best Swedish Act – Avicii
Best Swiss Act – Loredana
Best UK & Ireland Act – Little Mix
Best US Act – Taylor Swift
Culled from MTV UK.
After Toni Payne, Adetola, 9ice Set for Third Marriage in December
Nigeria’s pop star and kongaso crooner, Abolore Adegbola Akande popularly known as 9ice is set to get married for the third time in December 2019 according Pulse.ng.
It was revealed that the singer will be getting married to his baby mama, Sunkami Ajala, who he has a daughter, Mitchelle with. The couple are expected to get married on an already fixed date in December 2019. Sunkanmi Ajala is an event planner based in Lagos.
Sunkanmi Ajala and 9ice have been in an off and on relationship before now. The two welcomed their first daughter, Michelle Abolanle Akande, five years ago.
9ice got married to Adetola Anifalaje, a United States based software engineer in 2018 (Second marriage). They had three wedding ceremonies which took place between March, July and August of the same year. The marriage with Adetola is blessed with a daughter, Milani- Francoise Imisioluwa Akande.
Back in 2008, 9ice married Toni Payne, and they had a child together. After the marriage collapsed, 9ice got into a relationship with Vickie Godis who bore him a set of twins.
Back in 2018, there were rumours that 9ice was expecting 5th child with another lady identified as Olori Oluwayemisi. Linda Ikeji had reported that the lady, a skin expert, was pregnant and expecting a child for 9ice.
John Legend Joins League of ‘Sexiest Men Alive’
John Legend has joined the league of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Chris Hemsworth and Idris Elba as People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive.
This announcement was made yesterday, and his wife, Chrissy Teigen, took to her twitter to announce,
“My secret is out. I have fulfilled my dream of having boned @people’s sexiest man alive!! an honor!!!!!” and “I cannot WAIT for people to get mad about John being the sexiest man alive. it’s my new Starbucks holiday cup.”
Speaking about it, John Legend tweeted:
“I was excited, but I was a little scared at the same time because it’s a lot of pressure,” he said. “Everyone’s going to be picking me apart to see if I’m sexy enough to hold this title. I’m also following Idris Elba, which is not fair and not nice to me!”
Legend is the third judge on The Voice to be awarded by the magazine. Adam Levine graced covers in 2013 and Blake Shelton won in 2017. Levine, Shelton, and Legend are the only musicians to win the title since it began in 1985.
Recently, John Legend and his family graced the front page of Vanity fair magazine which was titled “Impeachment Special” where the couple opened up about their upbringings and hardships. Teigen also talked about her battle with anxiety which keeps her from holding on to memories of trauma or even triumph. Her wedding is described as a blur.
John married Chrissy in 2013 and they have 2 kids together.
Ovularia is Not Dead, Confirms Chief Zebrudaya
Chika Okpala aka Chief Zebrudaya of the now rested sitcom, ‘The New Masquerade, has dismissed claims that Lizzy Eveome aka Ovuleria is dead.
According to several reports, Zebrudaya debunked the death rumour when he was contacted on the telephone.
He reportedly said Ovuleria is hale and hearty, not dead.
“Who’s wishing her dead? I am telling you now that Ovuleria is not dead. You can call on the telephone and she will speak to you. Wishing death means that she will live longer,” Zebrudaya said.
However, Ovularia’s onscreen husband, Zebrudaya said the actress is currently suffering from arthritis as well as eyesight problem. “It does not mean that she’s dead,” he added.
Also, debunking the rumour, Tony Akposheri, who played the role of Zaccheus, Chief Zebrudaya’s house-help, told Vanguard that he just finished speaking with the thespian now, adding that she’s not dead.
On Tuesday, November 5, 2019, Twitter user, Churchill Ebhodaghe tweeted about Evoeme’s death. The Twitter user had no details to back his claims.
In March 2017, Veronica Njoku, who is popular for her role as Ramota in ‘The New Masquerade,’ passed away. The late Njoku played the role of Chief Jegede’s (played by Claude Eke) wife and a close ally of Ovularia.
Her death was confirmed by Tony Akposheri, who played the role of Zaccheus, a street urchin.
‘The New Masquerade’ was a Nigerian sitcom that aired on the Nigerian Television Network during the 1980s until the mid 1990s. It was created and written by James Iroha who also acted in the sitcom as Giringori Akabogu.