Nigerian pop star Wizkid has made Nigeria proud! Fresh from an amazing performance at the EME UK tour, which was rated world class, the best selling musician was announced winner of the Best International act (Africa) at the BET awards in New York on Sunday July 1, 2012 beating heavy weights Camp Mulla (Kenya), Ice Prince (Nigeria), Lira (South Africa) and Mokobe (Mali) .

Wizkid and Sarkodie from Ghana came out tops and received a joint award prize in the same category. “I feel blessed and I am thankful to God for making all of this happens. Thank God for my EME fam, it’s a blessing to be part of an amazing team. Everyone I’ve worked with, everyone who has supported me in one way or the other, God bless you.

To my fans who keep me going, thanks for the love. Thanks to my family for believing in me and letting me live my dreams. Special thanks to everyone at BET. I’m truly honored.” Wizkid says Since the release of his debut album ‘Superstar’ last year Wiz has had a fantastic run; winning a MOBO Award, signing up with Akon’s Konvict Music and touring Nigeria and the UK. The long anticipated EME US tour begins on American Independence day, Wednesday, July 4 and ends on Sunday September 2, 2012.