Congratulations to Master KG on winning the most coveted Award at the 2020 MTV EMAs

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08 Nov 2020

We are exceptionally proud of Master KG, who took home top honours’ to win the coveted Best African Act Award at the MTV EMA’s. The star-studded 2020 MTV EMAs premiered on MTV & MTV Base tonight.

The 2020 MTV EMAs honoured some of the biggest names in global music this year. Master KG was nominated alongside 
fellow African hit makers “Scorpion Kings” Maphorisa (South Africa) and Kabza de Small (South Africa), globally renowned superstar Burna Boy (Nigeria) and Afrobeats star Rema (Nigeria), songstress Sheebah (Uganda) and Gaz Mawete (Democratic Republic of Congo).

Master KG joins the ranks of previous MTV EMAs Best African Act winners including Burna Boy, Davido and Tiwa Savage.

We are exceptionally proud of our ambassadors, Master KG and Nomcebo Zikode for creating one of the biggest songs on the planet. Not only is this a win for South Africa; it is a win for Africa at large. Your patriotism shall go down the annals of history as you continue to place our rainbow nation on the international map. Continue to pick up the fallen spears of your predecessors in representing our motherland in such a unifying and unprecedented manner.

-Nathi Mthethwa

Media enquiries:

Masechaba Khumalo: Spokesperson (Minister)


Mickey Modisane: Chief Director, Marketing and Comms (Sport)