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Diamond Platnumz voted Africa’s Best Act in 2015 MTV EMAs

Tanzanian sensation Diamond Platnumz has won the 2015 MTV EMAs Best African Act. Scores of music fans visited to vote for Diamond, who beat competition from AKA (South Africa), Yemi Alade (Nigeria), Davido (Nigeria), and DJ Arafat (Côte d’Ivoire).

Diamond will now go up against the winning act from India to be named Best Africa/India Act. Voting is open on until 24 October at 00:59 EAT.

The Tanzanian follows in the footsteps of previous Best African Act winners Sauti Sol (2014), LCNVL (2013), D’Banj (2012 & 2007), Freshlyground (2006) and 2Face (2005).

Host Ed Sheeran and co-host Ruby Rose will be taking charge of this year’s MTV EMAs, which will broadcast live across the globe on Sunday 25 October at 22:00 CAT from the Mediolanum Forum in Milan.

The talent list is heating up for what is set to be an explosive edition of the MTV EMAs, with Pharrell Williams, Ed Sheeran & Rudimental, Ellie Goulding, Jason Derulo, twenty one pilots, Martin Garrix, Afrojack, Tori Kelly, James Bay, Jess Glynne and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis previously announced as performers.