2018 MTV EMAs: Camila Cabello wins the most + Tiwa Savage sets record
The night was full of stars and glamour as American-Cuban singer Camila wins big; Nigeria’s Tiwa Savage also becomes the first African female to win Best African Act at 2018 MTV EMAs.
From video screens projecting images of “living portraits” and paint flowing – to this year’s host getting spray-painted live on stage, the 2018 MTV Europe Music Awards were high on artistic theatrics in a tribute to this year’s location, the culturally rich Spanish city of Bilbao.Checkout: Burna Boy pulls up in a Cadillac on Stage
The Sunday Times was flown to Bilbao to capture the low down of Europe’s biggest music night.
Women ruled the EMAs
There is no doubt that women ruled the roost at this year’s EMAs.
Tiwa Savage made history by becoming the first African female to hold up the Best African Act trophy since its inception at the awards 13 years ago while Havana star Camila Cabello took home the lioness’ share of the awards with a hefty four trophies.
“It’s a huge moment, it is history. I am so excited and thankful to my fans for supporting me,” said Tiwa in an exclusive interview after she was named the winner, beating off stiff competition from SA’s pop princess Shekhinah.
“(Tiwa) is truly deserving of this award which is an affirmation of how consistent, commitment and hard work leads to success,” said executive vice president and managing director for Viacom International Media Networks Africa, Alex Okosi.Click to also watch No Permission by Runtown x Nasty C
Checkout the full list of winners below:BEST ARTIST Camila Cabello BEST VIDEO Camila Cabello – “Havana” ft. Young Thug BEST SONG Camila Cabello – “Havana” ft. Young Thug BEST POP Dua Lipa BEST NEW Cardi B BEST LOOK Nicki Minaj BEST HIP HOP Nicki Minaj BEST LIVE Shawn Mendes BEST ROCK 5 Seconds of Summer BEST ALTERNATIVE Panic! At the Disco BEST ELECTRONIC Marshmello BIGGEST FANS BTS BEST WORLD STAGE Alessia Cara, MTV Spotlight @ Hyperplay, Singapore 2018 BEST PUSH Grace VanderWaal (December 2017) BEST U.S./WORLDWIDE ACT Camila Cabello [via:timeslive.co.za]