The supremacy battle pitting Nigeria’s Wizkid and Tanzania’s Ali Kiba did not end at Mombasa Rocks festival!
After days of public outcry from Tanzanians, MTV Europe Music Awards has finally stripped off Wizkid of the Best African Act award and awarded it to King Kiba.
The two artistes were up against each other in Best African Act category with votes cast by the public indicating Ali Kiba as the outright winner.
On Tuesday, a shocked Ali Kiba cried foul demanding an explanation from MTVEMA on the criteria used to declare Wizkid the winner.
“Kwa hiyo mashabiki walikuwa wanataka kujua ni kitu gani kilikuwa kimetokea at least tuweze kupata hata voice ya explanation kiundani ili kila mtu afahamishwe ni kitu gani au ni vigezo gani wametumia kufanya mimi nisishinde ile tuzo. Hiko ndio kitu tunachosubiria na menejimenti yangu,” stated Alikiba.
On Thursday, MTV Base East Africa named Ali Kiba as the rightful winner of the prestigious award previously held by Diamond Platnumz in 2015.
In a Facebook live chat, Ali Kiba said, “Sasa ndio nimepata confirmation kwamba ni kweli tuzo inakuja Tanzania na vile vile mimi siwezi kuzungumzia, nitasubiri mpaka nizishike (I’ve just received confirmation that the award is coming back to Tanzania, but I can’t talk much about it, I’m still waiting to receive it).”
Meanwhile, Wizkid has since deleted all Instagram posts of the award.
Ali Kiba 2 Wizkid 0!