diamondBongo superstar Diamond Platnumz  is the winner of the 2015 MTV EMAs Best African Act.

The hitmaker was announced as the winner by MTV on Thursday after edging out stiff competition from AKA, Yemi Alade, Davido, and DJ Arafat.

MTV wrote; “For weeks, music fans around the world have been voting like mad for their local favourite artists. And now a winner has been chosen! The winner of the 2015 Best Africa Act is DIAMOND!”

The win comes days after the music sensation walked away with three awards at the recently concluded Afrimma Awards in Dallas, Texas.

Diamond will now have to battle it out with Best Indian Act, Priyanka Chopra for the Best Worldwide Act: Africa/India.


MTV announced the new twist saying; “This year, we’ve put a new twist on the international award race—your local winner goes STRAIGHT into the running for the Worldwide Act EMA! When EMA winners are announced on 25 October during our Milan event, 6 Worldwide Act winners will emerge, each representing a different portion of the planet: Africa/India, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Europe, Latin America, and North America.”

Voting is now open until October 24th. To vote for Diamond click HERE.