Tiwa Savage has become the first Nigerian female artiste to win the MTV Europe Music Awards.
She beat other African artistes in the Best African Act category to win the award.
MTV EMA introduced the African act category in 2005 to enhance musical alliances across borders, and promote cultural integrations.
Celebrating the award, Tiwa, on her Instagram page dedicated the award to African women and aspiring young girls.
She said, “…African women, this is for us. I have been through a lot but I have kept my head up and weathered the storm because I know some little girl somewhere is dreaming like I did.”
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Almighty God, you ARE so faithful. My savage soldiers you did this for us. You’ve stuck with me through the roller coasters, THANK YOU To my amazing team, this is just the beginning. African Woman, this is for US I’ve been through a lot but I’ve kept my head up and weathered the storm because I know some little girl somewhere is dreaming like I did. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
— MTV Base West (@MTVBaseWest) November 4, 2018