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Wizkid, Tems win at 2022 American Music Awards


November 21, 2022

Nigerian music star, Ayodeji Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid, has made history as the first artiste to win the Favourite Afrobeats Artiste category in the American Music Awards.

The 50th edition of the event was held on Sunday, at Microsoft Theater, California.

For the first time, the Favorite Afrobeats Artiste category was introduced into the award show.

Wizkid contended with other Nigerian counterparts including Burna Boy, CKay, Fireboy DML and Tems to finally clinch the novel award.

His collaboration with Tems on Essence, also won in the Favourite R&B Song category at the event.

Essence continues to clinch awards two years after its release in October 2020, as the 11th track on Wizkid’s fourth studio album, Made in Lagos.

American singer, Tailor Swift, was the biggest winner of the night, clinching six awards in total including the 2022 Artiste of the Year. With the wins, she extends her record as the most-awarded artist in AMA history, with 40 wins in total.