A Big Win for Wizkid at the 2022 NAACP Image Awards

Nigerian musician Wizkid played a dominant role in winning two major awards at the 53rd NAACP Image Awards, also called the 2022 NAACP Awards, with his hit song “Essence” featuring fellow musician Tems.

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Wizkid wins ‘Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album’ and ‘Outstanding International Song’ at the 2022 NAACP Image Awards. PHOTO via @PEOPLE

KAMPALA | LIFESTYLE UGANDA (https://lifestyleuganda.com/) — ‘Essence’ by Wizkid with fellow musician Tems picked up ‘Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album’ and ‘Outstanding International Song’ accolades from the 53rd NAACP Image Awards, also known as the 2022 NAACP Image Awards.

  • For the third consecutive year, Wizkid wins the NAACP Image Award.
  • Check out the full list of winners from the 2022 NAACP Image Awards here.

Wizkid won ‘Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album’ at the 2022 NAACP Image Awards by beating fellow performers Saweetie, Fye Fye, Chlöe, and Silk Sonic.

To win the ‘Outstanding International Song’ award, Wizkid was up against Fireboy DML, Tiwa Savage, Ghana’s KiDi and Omah Lay, among others.

A tradition since 1967, the NAACP Image Awards honors outstanding contributions to film, TV, music and literature by people of color.

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This year’s edition honored achievements in more than 80 categories, which were announced in virtual ceremonies over the course of the week.

The song of summer, ‘Essence’

“Essence” by Wizkid feat. Tems was described by many as Nigeria’s hottest song in 2021, and now it has bumped Fireboy DML’s “Peru”, Tiwa Savage’s “Somebody’s Son” with Brandy, Omah Lay’s “Understand” and KiDi’s “Touch It”, bringing Wizkid’s total to three NAACP Image Awards.

In 2021, Beyoncé’s Brown Skin Girl, featuring Wizkid, won the Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album Award. In 2020, the ‘Essence’ star was also recognized for his contribution to the record with the Outstanding Duo or Group Award.

‘Essence’ from Wizkid’s Grammy-nominated fourth album Made in Lagos is produced by P2J and Legendury Beatz.

Both the song and the album are nominated for the 2022 GRAMMY Awards: ‘Essence’ for Best Global Music Performance and Made in Lagos for Best Global Music Album.

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Wizkid released a remix of “Essence” in August 2021, featuring a new verse by Justin Bieber following the global success of the song, which charted on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard Global 200.

After surpassing Cape Verdean singer Cesaria Evora’s eponymous album, which held the 27-year record with 66 weeks on the chart, Made in Lagos became the longest-running album by an African act on the Billboard World Albums Chart last week.

The entire list of winners for the NAACP Image Awards for 2022 can be found here, including Jennifer Hudson, the biggest winner at this year’s awards.

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