Wizkid, the award-winning Nigerian superstar, has won the Best African Act award at this year’s MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA)

Wizkid defeated Tems, Diamond Platnumz, Amaarae, and Focalistic in the highly competitive category.

MTV said in an Instagram post congratulating Wizkid, “HUGE congratulations to BIG WIZ @wizkidayo for winning Best African Act!” “From Lagos to the rest of the world.”

Wizkid is currently receiving worldwide acclaim for his hit song ‘Essence.’

The song from his ‘Made In Lagos’ album has been trending on global music charts all year.

As he continues his world tour, the ‘Starboy’ is expected to release his next album soon.