Published: Wed, November 07, 2018
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Janet Jackson Gives Heartfelt Gender Equality Speech at MTV EMAs

Janet Jackson Gives Heartfelt Gender Equality Speech at MTV EMAs

She won the award alongside a 21-year-old Afghanistan, Sonita Alizadeh; 17-year-old Lebanese, Mohamad Aljounde; 20-year-old Briton, Ellen Jones and an 18-year-old Xiuhtezcatl "X" Martinez.

"We are equally honored to announce Hauwa Ojeifo as joint MTV EMA Generation Change Award victor, she is testament to the powerful contribution of our youth for impactful change", concluded Okosi. With all my heart, I thank you, God.

She said at the time: "I am deeply humbled and grateful for this award.It's a moment when, at long last, women have made it clear that we will no longer be controlled, manipulated or abused". "Women, our voices will be heard!"

Dramatic flares and dazzling glitter took centre stage on the red carpet of MTV European Music Awards 2018 held in Bilbao, Spain. She later said her award came with a responsibility. "I am one of those women who have been gagged, in the proper sense, but also emotionally, these women who have been abused, bullied, of those women who have lived in fear".

Jackson also called for a more united and tolerant world. Camila Cabello ended up winning best artist.

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U.S. actress and singer Hailee Steinfeld will host.

One of the hits of the night was Spanish Flamenco-inspired artist Rosalia singing "Malamente" after rolling on stage in a huge truck.

Abuja - Hauwa Ojeifo, 26, has won the first MTV Europe Music "Generation Change" award.

In other categories, Dua Lipa has been nominated as best pop artist, the american group Panic! at the Disco best artist alternative and Marshmello best artist electro. Minaj also received the awards for "Best Look" and "Best Hip-Hop".

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