President Uhuru Kenyatta is still keeping tabs with the local music industry.
On Sunday, he showed some love for Sauti Sol through his official Twitter handle.
— Uhuru Kenyatta (@UKenyatta) September 13, 2014
MTV nominated 4 artists across Africa, namely: Davido (Nigeria), Goldfish(South Africa), Diamond (Tanzania) and Toofan (Togo). They then gave fans the opportunity to nominate a fifth artist on Twitter.
All you had to do was include two hashtags in your tweet, #MTVEMA and #Nominate(insert artist).
6 choices were provided, and this is where Sauti Sol came in.
Sauti Sol – #NominateSautiSol
Anselmo Ralph – #NominateAnselmoRalph
Gangs of Ballet – #NominateGangsOfBallet
Mafikizolo – #NominateMafikizolo
Sarkodie – #NominateSarkodie
Tiwa Savage – #NominateTiwaSavage
Voting ended yesterday and now we can just wait for the results.
This is the fifth year that MTV has included a Best African Act category in the EMA – previous winners have included 2Face (2005), Freshlyground (2006), D’Banj (2007 & 2012) and LCNVL (2013).
The 2014 MTV EMA will broadcast LIVE on MTV on Sunday, November 9 at 10pm CAT from The Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland (pre-show from 9pm CAT).