African music sensation, Dapo Oyebanjo popularly known as D’banj has been voted and nominated to be Africa’s nominee in the Africa-India-Middle East category for the forthcoming 2012 Worldwide Act for MTV EMA billed to take place in Frankfurt on November 11th, 2012.


While announcing his nomination on Monday, MTV EMA stated on MTV website that D’banj has been picked as the Best Act to represent Africa as a Worldwide Act nominee at the 2012 MTV EMA.



“Music fans all over the world have spoken! You voted around the clock… you told everyone you know to support your favourite artist… and now you’ve chosen a local EMA winner! It’s… D’Banj!”


D’banj who recently signed to Kanye West’s Good Music label, was described by MTV as “a Nigerian singer and songwriter as well as harmonica guru. He performs in Yoruba, English and Pidgin English.”


D’banj’s antecedent goes before him. The global music channel stated that “D’banj is a superstar in his home continent, winning many music awards including Best African Act at the 2007 MTV EMA 2007, Artist of the Year at both the 2008 and 2009 MTV Africa Music Awards, and Best International Act: Africa at the 2011 BET Awards”


From now until 30 October, local winners in continents around the globe such as D’banj will compete for the honour of representing their region in the race for the second ever Worldwide Act.


Here is the list of international artists who will compete along with North America’s local nominees to be the regional nominee for the 2012 Worldwide Act EMA!




Best African Act: D’Banj


Best India Act: Alobo Naga & the Band


Best Middle East Act: Ahmed Soultan




Best Adriatic Act: Who See


Best Belgian Act: Milow


Best Czech Act: Majk Spirit


Best Danish Act:Medina


Best Dutch Act: Afrojack


Best Finnish Act: Robin


Best French Act: Shaka Ponk


Best German Act: Tim Bendzko


Best Greek Act: Vegas


Best Hungarian Act: 30Y


Best Israeli Act: Ninet Tayeb


Best Italian Act: Emis Killa


Best Norwegian Act:Erik & Kriss


Best Polish Act: Brodka


Best Portuguese Act: Aurea


Best Romanian Act: Vunk


Best Russian Act: Dima Bilan


Best Spanish Act: The Zombie Kids


Best Swedish Act: Loreen


Best Swiss Act: DJ Antoine


Best UK/Ireland Act: One Direction


Best Ukranian Act: Alloise




Best Asia Act: Han Geng


Best Australia/New Zealand Act: Gotye




Best Brazilian Act: Restart


Best Latin America North Act: Panda


Best Latin America Central Act: Don Tetto


Best Latin America South Act: Axel