Wizkid has been stripped of his award as ‘Best Africa Act’ by MTV days after he was announced winner of the prestigeous MTV European Music Awards. His Tanzanian counterpart, Alikiba how been announced as the real winner of the award after MTV admitted to have given Wizkid the award in error.
In what looked like a turn of events for the Nigerian music star, R gathered that Wizkid, who had celebrated the award on all his social media platforms in the past few days has now been left smarting over MTV’s decision to strip him of the award he won just days ago. He had been announced as the winner of the prestigious award a day before the actual show was held.
However, the MTV EMAs website, on Friday reflected Tanzanian singer, Alikiba as the winner of the award, a development which has left Wizkid’s camp in a state of confusion with a source close to the singer revealing that Wizkid was not happy about the decision of MTV but he would not make any further comments on the development for now
R, however, gathered that Wizkid, on Friday, deleted all reference to him winning the award off his social media pages and would follow it up with an official statement as soon as he returns from his trip to Durban.
It will be recalled that this isn’t the first time Wizkid and Alikiba would be at loggerheads over recognition. The two stars reportedly had an altercation at Chris Brown’s Mombasa Rocks Music Festival in Kenya a few weeks ago where Alikiba made claims to be a bigger star than Wizkid in Kenya.
Reacting to the mix up, an MTV spokesperson said “Both Wizkid and Alikiba are great artistes and deserving winners at the MTV EMAs and we congratulate them wholeheartedly on their achievements. We apologise for any confusion but we are pleased to recognise the achievements of both artistes on this global paltform.”
Also commenting, Tanzania’s Alikiba said “thanks to MTV for this huge honour. It is very exciting to be recognised at the MTV EMAs and I am delighted to bring home the award to my fans in Tanzania and East Africa. Thank you to my family and management.”