Burna Boy was nominated in the category alongside Ayra Starr, Black Sheriff, Tems, Zuchu and Musa Keyz.
Announced during the pre-award ceremony, the recognition saw Burna edge other nominees, including Ayra Starr (Nigeria), Black Sherif (Ghana), Musa Keys (South Africa) and Zuchu (Tanzania) following a widely successful 2022.
Taylor Swift earned four awards at the event, which was held at the PSD Bank Dome in Düsseldorf, Germany. Taylor Swift took top awards, including “Best Artist,” “Best Video,” “Best Pop” and “Best Longform Video” for “All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version).”
Nicki Minaj was awarded “Best Song” for “Super Freaky Girl” and “Best Hip Hop,” while Harry Styles won ‘Best Live’.