Wizkid, the Afrobeat sensation, has once again made Africa proud by bagging the Afrobeats Artist of the Year award at the 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards. This comes as no surprise to his millions of fans across the continent and around the world, as he continues to raise the bar and showcase the African sound to the world.
Collaborating with Tems on the hit song ‘Essence,’ Wizkid has continued to make waves globally, with the song becoming a chart-topping hit and earning him several accolades. This award is just another feather in his cap, as he continues to dominate the Afrobeats music scene.
The iHeartRadio Music Awards, which were first presented in 2014, celebrate and recognize outstanding musical feats across various genres. This year’s event was held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on 27 March and saw several African artists receiving recognition for their contributions to the music industry.
In addition to his Afrobeats Artist of the Year award, Wizkid also won an award at the 2023 NAACP Image Awards last month. This is a testament to his hard work, talent, and dedication to his craft. Wizkid has been instrumental in putting Afrobeats on the global music map, and he continues to inspire young African artists to pursue their dreams.
Tems, another Nigerian musician who collaborated with Wizkid on ‘Essence,’ also won an award at the iHeartRadio Music Awards. She was recognized as the Best Hip Hop Song of the Year for her contributions to American rapper Future’s ‘Wait For U’. This is not the first time that Tems has been recognized for her talents; she also won the Favourite Hip Hop Song category at the 2022 BET Awards.
The fact that Wizkid and Tems were both recognized at the iHeartRadio Music Awards is a testament to the growing popularity and influence of Afrobeats music. African music is no longer confined to the continent but has become a global phenomenon, with artists like Wizkid and Tems leading the charge.
By Proudly Afrikan