It was always going to be a hard nut to crack; Kenya’s comeback King and rapper Nyashinski against Nigerian powerhouses Wizkid and Davido for MTV EMA award in Best African Act category.

Nonetheless, Kenyans continued to dream, came out in huge numbers to vote for the high-flying rapper, and hoped for the best. Even President Uhuru Kenyatta was among those who took the time to cast their votes.

However, the Nigerian population of about 190 Million – even split between Davido and Wizkid – appears to have favored the ‘If’ crooner. He beat his fellow compatriot Wizkid, South Africa’s Nasty C and Babes Wodumo and Angola’s C4 Pedro, to bag the prestigious gong.

Kenya’s Nyashinski was gracious in accepting the defeat, taking to social media to thank Kenyans for voting.

“VERY BIG Thank you ?? to EVERYONE who voted for me ?, We keep working! Congrats to @davidoofficial on the win?? ,” the ‘Aminia’ rapper wrote.