There were public outcry and then the MTV Europe Music Awards for the Best African Act was given to Alikiba of Tanzania. It was stripped from Nigeria’s WizKid and ahead of it officially the mistake was confirmed too.
The award was in fact subject to a public vote, but it became subject of discussion following the votes that revealed Alikiba was leading and emerged victory too.
However, the social media reacted differently and the MTVbase Africa declared Wizkid as the winner.
The Tanzanian artist didn’t attend the MTV ceremony as he was performing on the night at Tigo Fiesta climax at Leaders Club in Dar es Salaam.
It is learned after the award announcement in favor of WizKid the Tanzanian tried to contact MTV Africa for an explanation.
Christine Mosha manages the music business of Alikiba and she said to have written to the MTV Africa questioning why the award went to someone else when it was clear the public vote went for her client.
However, the MTV Europe Music Award took some time to state what had happened and at last admitted both the artists won though in different categories.
The family made it clear WizKid won the MTV Europe Music Best Worldwide Act and Zlikiba won the MTV Europe Music Best Africa Act category.
Meanwhile, it is still not very clear who was responsible for the mistake and why t had happened such.
Fans of Alikiba too have demanded for an explanation from the MTV team as how the mistake had happened.