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AFRIMA 2021: Wizkid named Best African Artiste of the year, wins 2 other awards

Grammy-Award winning Nigerian singer, Ayodeji Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid on Sunday night made another history when after winning three awards at the 2021 Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA.

He grabbed the hat trick plaques barely a week after he won the Best African Act in this year’s edition of the MTV Europe Music Awards, EMA.

The Joro crooner was named the Best African Artiste of the year at 2021 AFRIMA, which held Sunday night at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Wizkid won three awards out of the four nominations he got in this year’s AFRIMA.

The superstar singer  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 Best Artiste of the Year award.

Other awards he won on the night include, Best Song of  the Year and Best African Collaborations.

However, the biggest winner of the night was  Malian Ibaone, who won four awards — Album of the Year, African Male Artiste in Inspirational Music, Best Song Writer and Best Male Artiste from Western Africa.

FireBoy won two awards: the African Fans’ Favourite and Best Duo African Hip hop award alongside Cheque.

He gave recognition to top music act, Olamide, during his acceptance speech, for the support he, Olamide, gave to his music career.

Legendary Beatz won the Best Producer of The Year, while Flavour won the Best Artiste or Duo in African Dance or Choreography alongside Diamond Platnumz and Fally Ipupa.

The event, hosted by Eddie Kadi and Pearl Thusi, witnessed performances from Patoranking, Chike, Olakira, D’banj among others.

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