Nyashinski is facing stiff competition from continental giants Wizkid, Davido and Nasty C. The trio has been nominated in the same category with the Kenyan rapper.
Nyashinski is the second Kenyan artist after Sauti Sol to be nominated for MTV Europe Music Awards (MTV EMA). The flourishing rapper has been nominated for Best African Act, the same category which Sauti Sol won in 2014.
Nyashinski, South Africa’s Babes Wodumo and Angola’s C4 Pedro are the underdogs in that category. The Kenyan rapper needs East Africa to vote as a block to ensure he wins the MTV EMA award.
Diamond has instructed his legion of fans to vote for Nyashinski. The Tanzanian singer won two MTV EMA awards in 2015 – Best African Act and worldwide act (Africa/India).
“Please let’s not forget to vote for @realshinski as the Best African Act on MTV EMA!!!
(Ndugu yetu @realshinski yupo katika tunzo za @MtvEma kwenye kipengele cha Msanii bora Africa… tafadhali tusikose mpigia kura ili kwa pamoja tuilete Tunzo hii Nyumbani…)” Wrote Diamond.