Tanzanian Artiste AliKiba is having a great time lately. After over 3 years of watching as Diamond Platnumz won and swept everything, Alikiba is now competing favorably.
In the MTV Europe Music Awards (MTV EMA ) 2016 , Alikiba has been nominated in the category of Best Africa Act. He is the only East African Artist nominated in this category and will tussle it out with South Africans and Nigerians. The other nominees are Black Coffee , Cassper Nyovest (both from South Africa), Olamide and Wizkid (both from Nigeria).
Kenya and Africa’s best band Sautisol have been among the first people to congratulation Alikiba. In a Facebook post, Sautisol band noted; “A big congratulations to our bro Alikiba on his MTV EMA Best African Act nomination. He’s the only artist from East Africa so let’s all support him to bring it home….”
Both Sautisol and Alikiba are having a very healthy and successful working relationship. Their collaboration Unconditional Bae is nominated in MTV MaMa 2016 for best African Collabo.
It remains to be seen whether Alikiba will follow his fellow Tanzanian Diamond Platnumz and also win this Awards. Diamond won the Best African/Indian Act accolade at MTV EMA 2015. In doing so, he beat competition from Yemi Alade, AKA, Davido, DJ Arafat, Indus Creed, Monica Dogra, Priyanka Chopra, The Ska Vengers, Your Chin and Asia. As East Africans, we wish the brother Alikiba the best of luck. His win will be an Afrika Mashariki victory.