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#BETAwards2017: Wizkid beats Davido, wins top category

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#BETAwards2017: Wizkid beats Davido, wins top category

Popular Nigerian music star, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, best known by his stage name, Wizkid, has added another feather to his cap. Wizkid won the highly coveted “Best International Act: Africa” at the 2017 BET Awards. The Starboy boss came ahead of the stiff competition comprising of Davido, Mr Eazi, Tekno and other African contemporaries including Stonebwoy, Nasty C, Babes Wodumo and AKA at the annual ceremony held in Los Angeles, California on Saturday. #BETAwards2017: Wizkid beats Davido, wins top category.

Without mincing words, this is the second time the singer has won in this category, after going home with the award along with Sarkodie in 2012. This year’s nomination happens to be the first for both Tekno and Mr Eazi after putting out impressive singles in 2016.

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#BETAwards2017: Wizkid beats Davido, wins top category#BETAwards2017: Wizkid beats Davido, wins top category

Although, reports say Wizkid was unavailable to collect his award, the Star Boy who is currently having the time of his life with the traction he has been gaining in the international music scene, also bagged seven nominations for 2017 Billboard Music Awards. He won three Billboard awards and won an award for writing Drake’s “One Dance”.

His sophomore album, “Sounds from the Other Side” is slated to drop this year with impressive collaborations making the features list.

“African Bad Girl” featuring American pop star, Chris Brown, “Daddy Yo” and “Sweet Love” are singles off the soon to be released body of work. His debut album “Ayo” was released in 2014.According to reports, Nasty C was reportedly announced the winner of the award by accident last week but BET made sure to apologise for what they referred to as a “glitch”.

The complete list would be announced at the grand ceremony slated for June 25, (Sunday) at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and the event will be hosted by Leslie Jones.

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A big congratulations to the “One Dance” crooner.

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