Sheebah Becomes Only Ugandan Musician Nominated For 2020 MTV EMA Awards

Sheebah Becomes Only Ugandan Musician Nominated For 2020 MTV EMA Awards


By Mable Nakibuuka

Ugandan diva, Sheebah Karungi, is the sole Ugandan nominee in the 2020 MTV EMA Awards.

The ‘Nakyuka’ songstress is nominated in the Best African Act category alongside continental heavyweights, Burna Boy (Nigeria), Rema (Nigeria), Master KG (South Africa), Kabza de Small and DJ Maphorisa (South Africa), and Gaz Mawete (Democratic Republic of The Congo).

Sheebah’s nomination in the prestigious 2020 MTV EMAs continues to cement her position as a huge force to be reckoned with in the Ugandan music industry.

The “2020 MTV EMAs” will premiere exclusively on MTV (DStv Channel 130) & MTV Base (DStv channel 322) at 20:00 WAT/21:00CAT (Pre-show TBC) & 21:00 WAT/22:00CAT (Main-show) respectively on November 8th.

Monde Twala, Senior Vice President and General Manager of ViacomCBS Networks Africa said that;  “The 2020 MTV EMAs is one of the biggest entertainment stages in the world and this year’s African nominees are undoubtedly making their presence felt globally. This affirms our commitment to ensuring that we continue to celebrate our diverse talent on international platforms. Congratulations to all our African nominees on this achievement.”

Marking the 27th edition of one of the biggest nights in global music, the “2020 MTV EMAs” will unite fans at home with the world’s hottest names in music.

The two-hour “2020 MTV EMAs” will air globally on MTV in 180 countries and territories on Sunday, November 8, 2020.

Fans can begin to cast their votes today, as voting is now open at until November 2 at 12:59Am Ugandan time.

The MTV EMA is an annual music awards show that features world-class performances from some of the biggest music acts on the planet.

About The 2020 MTV EMAs

The MTV EMAs 2020 will broadcast across the globe on November 8th. One of the biggest global music awards shows of the year that celebrates the hottest artists from around the world, the MTV EMAs bring music fans a unique, multi-platform experience across MTV’s global network in 180 countries.


Follow @MTVEMA on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram, and join the conversation with #MTVEMA. Bruce Gillmer and Richard Godfrey are Executive Producers. Debbie Phillips and Chloe Mason are Producers.



Sheebah Karungi eyeing 2020 MTV EMA award



Best African Act

Burna Boy (Nigeria)

Rema (Nigeria)

Master KG (South Africa)

Kabza de Small and DJ Maphorisa (South Africa)

Sheebah (Uganda)

Gaz Mawete (Democratic Republic of The Congo)


Best Video

Billie Eilish – everything i wanted

Cardi B – WAP ft Megan Thee Stallion

DJ Khaled – POPSTAR ft Drake

Karol G – Tusa ft Nicki Minaj

Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande – Rain On Me

Taylor Swift – The Man

The Weeknd – Blinding Lights


Best Artist

Dua Lipa

Harry Styles

Justin Bieber

Lady Gaga

Miley Cyrus

The Weeknd


Best Song

BTS – Dynamite

DaBaby – Rockstar ft Roddy Ricch

Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now

Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande – Rain On Me

Roddy Ricch – The Box

The Weeknd – Blinding Lights


Best Collaboration

BLACKPINK, Selena Gomez – Ice Cream

Cardi B – WAP ft Megan Thee Stallion

DaBaby – Rockstar ft. Roddy Ricch

Justin Bieber – Intentions ft Quavo

Karol G – Tusa ft Nicki Minaj

Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande – Rain On Me

Sam Smith, Demi Lovato – I’m Ready


Best Pop


Dua Lipa

Harry Styles

Justin Bieber

Katy Perry

Lady Gaga

Little Mix


Best Group

5 Seconds of Summer



Chloe x Halle


Little Mix


Best New



Doja Cat

Jack Harlow

Roddy Ricch



Biggest Fans

Ariana Grande



Justin Bieber

Lady Gaga

Taylor Swift


Best Latin

Anuel AA

Bad Bunny

J Balvin

Karol G




Best Rock


Green Day

Liam Gallagher

Pearl Jam

Tame Impala

The Killers


Best Hip Hop

Cardi B




Megan Thee Stallion

Roddy Ricch

Travis Scott


Best Electronic

Calvin Harris

David Guetta



Martin Garrix

The Chainsmokers


Best Alternative


FKA twigs

Hayley Williams

Machine Gun Kelly

The 1975

twenty one pilots


Video for Good

Anderson .Paak – Lockdown

David Guetta & Sia – Let’s love

Demi Lovato – I Love Me

H.E.R. – I Can’t Breathe

Jorja Smith – By Any Means

Lil Baby – The Bigger Picture


Best Push

AJ Mitchell




Conan Gray

Doja Cat


Jack Harlow

Lil Tecca

Tate McRae




Best Virtual Live

BTS – Map Of The Soul Concert Live Stream

J Balvin – Behind The Colores Live Experience

Katy Perry @ Tomorrow Land – Around The World

Little Mix – UNCancelled

Maluma – Papi Juancho Live

Post Malone – Nirvana Tribute

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