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AFRIMA 2017: Wizkid, Tiwa Savage Named Best In West Africa

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Wizkid and Tiwa Savage have emerged best male and female artistes in West Africa at the ongoing All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA).

The duo was announced winners of the categories on Sunday in Lagos.

Wizkid and Tiwa Savage recently collaborated on ‘Ma Lo’, a single off the latter’s ‘Sugarcane’ EP.

This win has once again renewed the battle of supremacy between the two popular artistes and is coming shortly after Davido edged Wizkid out at the 2017 MTV EMA by winning the “Best African Act”.

Wizkid got a rare international recognition in 2016 after he had a collaboration effort with American international Drake with their Collabo song “One Dance sold in 15 countries including U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia.

Earlier this year, Wizkid became the first Afrobeat artist to appear in the 2018 Guinness World Records for his contribution to Drake’s hit song “One Dance’’.

In his acceptance speech, the Ojuelegba crooner thanked 2baba and DJ Jimmy Jatt for their contributions to the African music landscape.

Wizkid, born on July 16, 1990, a songwriter and a solo artiste started his foray into music at the tender age of 11 with his band “Glorious Five’’ a group formed from a church choir.

He, however, took the music world by storm with his all-time hit track “Holla at your Boy’’ in 2010 and another hit track “Ayo’’ in 2014.(NAN)


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Emtee has won the Best Male Artiste in South Africa while Tanzanian singer Nandy emerged Best Female Artiste in East Africa.

Alikiba and MI Abaga won the Best African Collaboration category while Eddy Kenzo has been named the Best Male Artiste in East Africa.



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