With barely a week to the African Music Awards coming up in Lagos, Nigeria, many music lovers are looking forward to seeing their favourite artistes win awards. However, there could be shockers awaiting fans as top artistes such as Ayo Balogun (Wizkid), Damini Ogulu (Burna Boy), and David Adeleke (Davido) may not win in the categories they have been nominated for.
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Wizkid’s song ‘Essence,’ on which he featured Tems, got six nominations, which are the highest for any Nigerian artiste. It was nominated for ‘Artiste of the Year in Africa’, ‘Best Male Artiste in Western Africa’, ‘Album of the Year’, ‘Best African Collaboration’, ‘Song of the Year in Africa’, and ‘Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African R n B Soul’.
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Davido, Patoranking and Omah Lay also got four nominations each. Omah Lay was nominated for ‘Artiste of the Year in Africa’, ‘Best Artiste in Western Africa’, ‘Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Pop’, and ‘Breakout Artiste of the Year’.