South Africa’s very own Triple SAMA winners, Mi Casa are one of five acts who might represent Africa at the dazzling awards ceremony. The three piece house band joins Kenyan hip hop group, Camp Mulla, Sarkodie from Ghana and two Nigerian artists— rapper WizKid and D’banj as Africa’s official nominees. The act with the most votes will represent the Africa/India/Middle East region in the WorldWide Act category that will include four other regions. The awards are chosen by MTV viewers and the voting was officially opened this week.
“It’s incredible news. We are thrilled,” said an excited Joao Fonseca – lead vocalist of the band, “it’s a proud moment for us to have our music recognised on the global stage. It’s an honour to be representing Africa and more importantly, South Africa.” The nomination adds to the group’s phenomenal success this year.
2012 will bring the MTV EMAs to an even bigger audience – airing across MTV’s global network of more than 60 channels reaching nearly 700 million households around the world. The ceremony promises to feature the most popular musical artists from all over the globe.