Nathan Joseph Mendes, popularly known as Tsumyoki, received the ‘Best Indian Local Act’ Award at MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs), 2023. In addition to contributing significantly to Goa’s hip-hop scene, he is also one of the founders of the band, Goa Trap Culture (GTC) or GTC Crew that consists of Goan artists 2jaym, Elttwo, Kidd Mange.
Tsumyoki was up against prominent artists such as Divine, Mali, When Chai Met Toast, and Dee MC for the EMA award. Moreover, he was signed by Divine’s Label – Gully Gang Entertainment in the year 2021, thus making him the youngest artist to achieve this feat. He was also previously featured in Goan Insider’s 50 most Influential People. “I am ecstatic to win my first ever EMA! It is an indescribable feeling and a sign that hard work I have been putting into my work is paying off. This news made my mother cry and to see her beam with pride and joy, that by itself is one of my greatest feats.” Tsumyoki expressed on the achievement.