Tanzanian songbird Zuchu has recently made it to the news after bagging a nomination for the 2022 MTV EMA Awards.
Zuhura Othman Soud. famously known as Zuchu has continued her bid to prove that she is the queen of African music after getting nominated at the 2022 MTV EMA Awards. Zuchu's nomination at the prestigious MTV EMA comes 8 days after the Zanzibar born and raised, released her colossal hit "Kwikwi"
Zuchu is nominated for the category of Best African Act, facing stiff competition from Nigeria's Ayra Starr, Burna Boy, and BET Winner Tems. Other nominees in the category include Ghana's Black Sheriff and South Africa's Musa Keys.
This is not the first time a Tanzanian artist has been nominated for the MTV EMA. In 2021 Diamond Platnumz was nominated but lost. Previously he won the award in 2015 for the Best African Act and Africa and India Act. In 2016 Ali Kiba won the African Act Category, in a controversial win that some perceived as a snub.
Zuchu, therefore, becomes the third Tanzanian act and the first Tanzanian female artist to get nominated at the MTV EMAs.