Babes Wodumo has seemingly learnt valuable lessons after missing out on the BET Awards in Los Angeles in June because she did not get her visa on time.
The Wololo hit-maker has been nominated for the 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards (MTV EMAs) in the Best African Act category and has told TshisaLIVE she will definitely be going.
“This time, I’m definitely going. I’m almost in the last stages of preparation for the visa‚” she said.
Babes Wodumo and Nasty C are nominated alongside Nigerian stars Wizkid and Davido, C4 Pedro from Angola and Nyanshinski from Kenya. The award ceremony will take place in London on November 12.
Babes said she was honoured by the nomination and was excited to have been nominated with Nasty C whom she was nominated with again at the BET awards.
“I feel honoured to have been nominated yet again for such a prestigious award‚ this nomination alone is already a win to me. I’m excited about sharing this with Nasty C as we’re both from Durban.”
On the international front, Taylor Swift leads the pack nabbing six nods, including Best Video for her record-breaking Look What You Made Me Do which debuted at the MTV VMAs in August.
Shawn Mendes nearly ties Swift with five nominations, including Best Song and Best Artist—the latter category featuring the two nominees going head-to-head.
Best Artist nominees Kendrick Lamar and Ed Sheeran earned four nods each, including Best Local Act nods for their respective home regions (Best US Act and Best UK & Ireland Act, specifically).
Sheeran’s smash single Shape of You was also nominated for Best Song, along with DJ Khaled’s chart topper Wild Thoughts, Shawn Mendes’ pop hit There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back, Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee’s summer anthem Despacito remix featuring Justin Bieber, and Clean Bandit’s mega pop hit Rockabye.
In June Babes hogged headlines‚ after it emerged that she would not attend the prestigious BET Awards‚ because she did not apply for a visa on time due to “miscommunication”.
The singer was the only female to be nominated in the Best International Act: Africa category. — Online