The annual MTV EMAs are set to take place later this year, celebrating the world’s best musicians. And this year, South Africa has two of its own stars nominated for an award.

Gqom producers Distruction Boyz and singer-songwriter Shekinah have both been nominated in the Best African Act category. They will go up against African superstars Davido and Tiwa Savage from Nigeria, Fally Ipupa of DRC and Kenyan artist Nyashinski for the prestigious award.

Previous winners of the “Best Worldwide Act” category (as it was previously named) include D’Banj, Diamond Plantumz and this year’s nominee Davido.

All nominees will be heading to the ceremony in Barakaldo, Spain on November 4th, with the event broadcast live on MTV at 20:00 CEST.

Visit the MTV EMA website for the full list of nominees and cast your vote for your favourite artist.

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