Wizkid Wins American Music Awards, Set New Record

Nigerian music star, Ayodeji Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid, has made history as the first artiste to win the Favourite Afrobeats Artiste category in the American Music Awards.

The 50th edition of the event held on Sunday, at Microsoft Theater, California.

For the first time, the Favorite Afrobeats Artiste category was introduced into the award show.

Wizkid contended with other Nigerian counterparts including Burna Boy, CKay, Fireboy DML and Tems to finally clinch the novel award.

His collaboration with Tems on Essence, also won in the Favourite R&B Song category at the event.

Essence continues to clinch awards two years after its release in October 2020, as the 11th track on Wizkid’s fourth studio album, Made in Lagos.

American singer, Tailor Swift, was the biggest winner of the night, clinching six awards in total including the 2022 Artiste of the Year. With the wins, she extends her record as the most-awarded artist in AMA history, with 40 wins in total.

Some of winners are

Artist of the year
Taylor Swift – WINNER

New artist of the year
Dove Cameron – WINNER

Collaboration of the year
Elton John & Dua Lipa, “Cold Heart – PNAU Remix” – WINNER

Favorite male pop artist
Harry Styles – WINNER

Favorite female pop artist
Taylor Swift – WINNER

Check Also

Ex-BB Naija Housemates, Saga, Nini Engaged

Former Big Brother Naija housemate, Anita Singh, aka Nini and Saga Adeolu aka Saga are …

Mercy Chinwo Threatens Colleague With N2bn Lawsuit

Popular gospel singer, Mercy Chinwo has threatened a N2 billion lawsuit against singer Obidiz for …

See The Best Five Tracks From Davido’s New Album ‘Timeless’

The music world is still reveling in the wake of the release of Timeless, a …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *