After a tough competition across all sub-Saharan Africa, MTV today announced that Nigerian superstar D’BANJ has been named Best African Act of the “2012 MTV EMA,” having received the most votes from fans across sub-Saharan Africa. Hosted by supermodel, entrepreneur and hometown girl Heidi Klum, the 19th annual awards show will broadcast live from Frankfurt’s historic Festhalle on Sunday 11 November at 22:00 CAT on MTV (DStv Channel 130). D’banj has previously won Best African Act at the 2007 MTV EMA, Artist of the Year at both the 2008 and 2009 MTV Africa Music Awards, and Best International Act: Africa at the 2011 BET Awards. D’BANJ will now vie against India’s Alobo Naga & the Band and Ahmed Soultan from the Middle East for the chance to represent the region in the Worldwide Act category, which celebrates the range and breadth of all the music that MTV has to offer by showcasing incredible artists from all parts of the world. From now until 30 October, fans will be able to vote for their favourite regional act on www.mtvema.com.