Its was a successful event last night at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards held at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center and a lot of entertainers walked home smiling including Nigerian icon Wizkid.
The likes of Justin Bieber, Lill Nas X, Travis Scott, Beyonce, Wizkid, among others all received awards for their work done under the year of review.
Wizkid and Shatta Wale were the only African artistes to gain nominations at this this year’s edition of the MTV Video Music Awards for their contributions to Beyonce’s Lion King album.
Shatta Wale was nominated in the category of Best Art Direction for his feature in Beyonce’s ‘Already’ music video while Wizkid got nominated in the Best Cinematography category for ‘Brown Skin Girl’ which features him, SAINt JHN and Blue Ivy.
Wizkid won and Shatta missed out on his category but he went on twitter to express joy for his name to be listed among nominees in an international award.
“God bless @Beyonce and Jay z moreeeee for me…wow!! What an opportunity…If I don’t even win, am forever grateful at least to see my name on an award show in America many have been craving to be on,” his tweet read.
Justine Bieber took home the overall Artiste of The Year award.
Check below for the full list of winners.
Video of the Year
WINNER: Lil Nas X – “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)”
WINNER: John Mayer – “Last Train Home”
WINNER: Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic – “Leave The Door Open”
WINNER: Harry Styles – “Treat People With Kindness” – Choreography by: Paul Roberts
WINNER: Lil Nas X – “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” – Directed by: Lil Nas X and Tanu Muino
WINNER: Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, SAINt JHN, WizKid – “BROWN SKIN GIRL” – Cinematography by: Benoit Soler, Malik H. Sayeed, MOHAMMAED ATTA AHMED, Santiago Gonzalez, Ryan Helfant
Best Art Direction
WINNER: Saweetie ft. Doja Cat – “Best Friend” – Art Direction by: Art Haynes
Best New Artist
WINNER: Olivia Rodrigo – Geffen Records
WINNER: Machine Gun Kelly ft. blackbear – “my ex’s best friend”
WINNER: BTS – “Butter” – BIGHIT MUSIC Monsta X – “Gambler”
WINNER: Doja Cat ft. SZA – “Kiss Me More”
WINNER: Travis Scott ft. Young Thug & M.I.A. – “FRANCHISE”
Artist of the Year
WINNER: Justin Bieber
Video for Good
WINNER: Billie Eilish – “Your Power”
WINNER: Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon – “Peaches”
Song of the Year
WINNER: Olivia Rodrigo – “drivers license”
Group of the Year
Push Performance of the Year
WINNER: May 2021: Olivia Rodrigo – “drivers license”
WINNER: Billie Eilish & ROSALÍA – “Lo Vas A Olvidar”
Best Visual Effects
WINNER: Lil Nas X – “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” – Visual Effects by: Mathematic
WINNER: Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic – “Leave The Door Open” – Editing by: Troy Charbonnet