The Nigerian superstar Davido beat compatriot Wizkid to grab the MTV Europe award for best African act yesterday.

They have both been nominated for the award at least two times each.

Thank You again World!!!🌍!! MTV Best African Act 2017 !!! SHUKU SHAKER!! πŸ”₯

A post shared by Davido Adeleke (@davidoofficial) on

Davido was performing in Angola’s capital Luanda this weekend so didn’t make it to the ceremony. But he thanked everyone, including his mother, in an Instragram post:

I’M ON FiAAAAAAA!! πŸ”₯ Thank you everybody. THIS IS FOR YOU MOM! ❀️ ❀️❀️ #30BG

A post shared by Davido Adeleke (@davidoofficial) on


The other contenders included South Africans Nasty C and Babes Wodumo, Kenyan Nyashinski and Angolan C4 Pedro.

The latter had told Focus on Africa radio before the ceremony, that it was about time a Portuguese speaker won.