The 2021 MTV VMAs was staged in Brooklyn’s Barclays Center and the show was hosted by Doja Cat. There were performances from Lil Nas X who won the biggest award on the night; Video of the Year. Justin Bieber who recently featured on the remix for Wizkid’s smash hit Essence was nominated for 7 awards on the night and went home with two; Artist of the Year and Best Pop. Alternatively, Megan Thee Stallion who has six nominations including 4 for her collaboration with Cardi B, WAP went home without any of the awards.
Wizkid’s win at the 2021 MTV VMAs makes him the very first African artist to win a VMA since the inception of the show. The video for his collaboration with Beyonce, Brown Skin Girl won the Best Cinematography category. Other worthy mentions in the same category with Wizkid and Beyonce include; Lady Gaga‘s 911, Justin Bieber and Chance The Rapper‘s Holy, and Billie Eilish‘s Therefore I Am.