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Wizkid, Tems win double at 2022 American Music Awards

Wizkid and Tems

Nigerian singers, Wizkid and Tems, have once again re-established Nigeria’s international presence by winning two awards each at the 2022 American Music Awards (AMAs).

While Wizkid made history by becoming the first artiste to win the Favourite Afrobeat Artist category, while Tems won two awards.

The event was held on Sunday, the 21st of November at the popular Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, with popular media personality and comedian, Wayne Brady, as the host.

Taylor Swift was the night’s big winner, taking home all six of her nominations.

The award ceremony, which added its first category of “Favorite Afrobeats Artiste” to its list, saw competitors like Wizkid, Fireboy DML, Burna Boy, Ckay, and Tems battling for the prize. However, the ‘Bad To Me’ crooner went home with the plaque.

This is the first time Wizkid will be taking home the AMAs, after previously being nominated three times without a win.

Tems also took home the Favorite R&B Song category for Wizkid’s 2020 album, “Made in Lagos,” with “Essence”.

She also won Favorite Hip Hop Song for her contribution to Future’s ‘Wait For U’ which also features Canadian rapper Drake.

Two years after its release in October 2020, Essence the 11th single from Wizkid’s fourth studio album, Made in Lagos continues to win awards.

Writing by Abdullahi Lamino