Harmonize beats Diamond, Alikiba, and Sauti Sol for this year’s MTV EMAs awards

Harmonize raising East Africa's flag high

Harmonize beats Diamond, Alikiba, and Sauti Sol for this year’s MTV EMAs awards

Rajab Abdul aka Harmonize has been nominated for the 2019 MTV EMAs in the Best African Act Category. The Kainama hitmaker is the only nominee from East Africa, beating his former WCB Boss Diamond, Alikiba and our very own Sauti Sol.  

Other nominees from Africa include Nasty C (South Africa), Prince Kaybee (SouthAfrica), Burna Boy (Nigeria), Teni (Nigeria) and Toofan (Togo)

Diamond was the winner of the 2015 MTV EMA awards, Tiwa savage (2018), Davido (2017) AliKIba (2016) and Sauti Sol (2014). Other artistes who have been nominated before include; Jua Cali (2007) Big Pin (2007) Nameless (2006) Kleptomaniax (2005) Jose Chameleone (2007) Juma Nature (2006) Nyashinski (2017) Camp Mulla (2012).

The awards will be held at FIBES Conference and Exhibition Centre in Seville, Andalusia, Spain, on 3rd November 2019.

Here are the nominees.

BEST US ACT

Ariana Grande

Billie Eilish

Lil Nas X

Lizzo

Taylor Swift

BEST CANADIAN ACT

Alessia Cara

Avril Lavigne

Carly Rae Jepsen

Johnny Orlando

Shawn Mendes

BEST SONG

Ariana Grande - 7 rings

Billie Eilish - bad guy

Lil Nas X - Old Town Road (Remix) ft. Billy Ray Cyrus

Post Malone & Swae Lee - Sunflower

Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello - Señorita

BEST ARTIST

Ariana Grande

J Balvin

Miley Cyrus

Shawn Mendes

Taylor Swift

BEST VIDEO

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

 BEST COLLABORATION

BTS & Halsey - Boy With Luv

Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus - Old Town Road (Remix)

Mark Ronson ft. Miley Cyrus - Nothing Breaks Like a Heart

ROSALÍA & J Balvin - Con Altura ft. El Guincho

Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello - Señorita

The Chainsmokers & Bebe Rexha - Call You Mine

 BEST NEW

Ava Max

Billie Eilish

Lewis Capaldi

Lil Nas X

Lizzo

Mabel

 BEST POP

Ariana Grande

Becky G

Camila Cabello

Halsey

Jonas Brothers

Shawn Mendes

 BEST LIVE

Ariana Grande

BTS

Ed Sheeran

P!NK

Travis Scott

 BEST ROCK

Green Day

Imagine Dragons

Liam Gallagher

Panic! At The Disco

The 1975

 BEST HIP-HOP

21 Savage

Cardi B

J. Cole

Nicki Minaj

Travis Scott

 BEST ALTERNATIVE

FKA Twigs

Lana Del Rey

Solange

twenty one pilots

Vampire Weekend

 BEST ELECTRONIC

Calvin Harris

DJ Snake

Marshmello

Martin Garrix

The Chainsmokers

 BEST LOOK

Halsey

J Balvin

Lil Nas X

Lizzo

ROSALÍA

 BIGGEST FANS

Ariana Grande

Billie Eilish

BTS

Shawn Mendes

Taylor Swift

 BEST PUSH

Ava Max

Billie Eilish

CNCO

H.E.R.

Jade Bird

Juice WRLD

Kiana Ledé

Lauv

Lewis Capaldi

Lizzo

Mabel

ROSALÍA

 BEST WORLD STAGE

Bebe Rexha - Isle of MTV Malta 2019

Hailee Steinfeld - Isle of MTV Malta 2018

Muse - Bilbao, Spain 2018

The 1975 - Lollapalooza Paris Festival 2019

twenty one pilots - Lollapalooza Paris Festival 2019

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