Nigerian superstar, Wizkid has been nominated for the Outstanding International Song Award the 2022 edition of the prestigious NAACP Image Awards.
The 2022 Edition of the NAACP Image Awards is in full swing as the nominees’ list has been released, including Nigerian names like Wizkid, Fireboy, and Tiwa Savage. The list was released on Tuesday, the 18th of January 2022.
Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, and Fireboy
Wizkid recently grabbed his third UK gold certification with his global smash hit, Essence which features fellow Nigerian singer, Tems. Essence was one of the standout songs of 2021 even though it was released on Wizkid’s 2020 album, Made in Lagos. The song became a global phenomenon and subsequently commanded the attention of pop superstar, Justin Bieber who requested to feature on the remix.
Last month, Essence was named on the year-end lists for best songs of the year on notable platforms like Pitchfork, Spotify, Rollingstone, TIME, and more.
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Essence has now given Wizkid a 2022 NAACP Image Awards nomination for Outstanding International Song of the Year. Other songs nominated in the same category include Fireboy’s Peru, Tiwa Savage’s Somebody’s Son, Omah Lay‘s Understand as well as Kidi‘s Touch It.