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Wizkid, Fireboy win big at 2021 AFRIMA

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Moboluwade Tobiloba

Nigerian music superstar, Wizkid stole the show at the 2021 African Music Awards after scooping three awards out of the four nominations he bagged.

The annual award event held on Sunday night at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, was hosted by Eddie Kadi and Pearl Thusi.

Barely a week after he won the Best African Act in the 2021 edition of the MTV Europe Music Awards, EMA, Wizkid was named Best African Artiste of the Year at the 2021 AFRIMA.

He beat the likes of Burma Boy, Davido, South Africa’s Blaq Diamond, Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania), Fally Ipupa (DR Congo), Focalistic (South Africa), Makhadzi (South Africa), MHD (Guinea), Omah Lay (Nigeria) and Malian Aya Nakamura to clinch the highly contested award.

The “Joro” crooner also went home with plaques for Song of the Year and Best African Collaboration awards.

Rising star, Fireboy DML also had a great night, bagging two awards — Africa’s Fan Favorite and Best Duo African Hip Hop which he won alongside fellow act, Cheque.

Below is a list of other winners:

Best Female Artiste in Northern Africa – Manal Benchlikha

Best Artiste, Duo, or Group in African R & B Soul – Nikita Kering

Best African Female Artiste in Inspirational Music.- Shanah Manjeru

Africans Fan’s Favorite – Fireboy DML

Best Duo African Hip hop award alongside Cheque – Fireboy DML

Album of the year – Iba One

African Male Artiste in Inspirational Music – Iba One

Best Song Writer – Iba One

Best Male Artiste from Western Africa – Iba One

Best Producer of The Year – Beatz

Best Artiste or Duo in African Dance or Choreography – Favour alongside Diamond Platnumz and Fally Ipupa.

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