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Entertainment of Thursday, 12 May 2022

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VGMA: List of Nigerian artists that have won the Best African Artist award

Nigerian singers Davido, Burna Boy and Wizkid Nigerian singers Davido, Burna Boy and Wizkid

There are many ways to measuring the success and impact of an artist. Artists are mostly recognized and appreciated through awards to signify their contribution to the music industry.

Nigerian artists have been making names for themselves in the international space and setting their foot on the ground to build a solid career.

Some Nigerian artists have been recognized by international award shows including the BET Awards, MOBO Awards, Channel O Awards, MTV EMAs, Grammy Awards and more.

Nigerian artists have also been recognized by awards shows in other African countries including the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards(VGMAs) which is an annual award show organized in Ghana to award Ghanaian musicians who have done extraordinary within the year.

The Best African Artist category is a category adjudged solely by the board for non-Ghanaian artists whose music have crossed borders and made the most impact on the continent at large during the year under review.

There has been quite a number of Nigerian acts that have received the Best African Artist award over the last few years since it was introduced.

Here is a list of Nigerian artist that have won the Best African Artist award at the VGMAs.

1. D'banj

The singer, songwriter, rapper and founder of founder of Mo' Hits Records has won the prestigious award twice with the first in 2007 and 2009 respectively.

2. P-square

The Nigerian Hip Hop sensational duo picked up the award as Best African Act for the year 2007.

They beat the likes of Nigerian's 2face,Kenya's Nameless to pick the award.

3. Wande Coal

The Nigerian singer and song writer beat Nigerian's Bracket, Flavour, Midnight Crew and South Africa's Jozi to win the Best African artiste of the year in 2010.

4. Ice Prince

Panshak Henry Zamani better known as Ice Prince also won the prestigious award in 2012.

He was nominated alongside Naeto C, Duncan Mighty, D'banj, Cabo Snoop and Wizkid.

5. Wizkid

The Nigerian superstar Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun popularly known as Wizkid is among the list of Nigerian artist to have won the Best African artiste award at the VGMAs.

The superstar has won the award three times making him the first Nigerian artist to have won the award more than twice.

Wizkid won the award in 2013, 2016 and 2022 respectively.

6. Davido

The founder of the record label Davido Music Worldwide (DMW) Davido also won the award twice.

The singer first won the award in 2014 where he was nominated alongside Mafikizolo, P-Sqaure, Kcee, Wizkid and Flavour.

The DMW boss subsequently picked up the award again in 2018 beating the likes of
Wizkid, Toofan, Cassper Nyovest, Nasty C, Tiwa Savage and Olamide.

7. Patoranking

Nigeria’s dance hall singer, Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie, known as Patoranking grabbed the Best African Art of the year award in 2015.

The singer picked up the award after a tight competition with Supreme Mavin Group, Tiwa savage, Yemi alade, Tanzania singer Diamond Platnumz and South Africa’s AKA.

8. Runtown

The 2017 edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards saw the Nigerian singer Runtown, picking up the award of the Best African Artist of the year.

He was nominated alongside Patoranking, Mr. Eazi,Tekno and Nathaniel Bassey.

9.Mr Eazi

The singer and songwriter won the Best African Artist award in 2019 in the category alongside Davido, Wizkid, Sauti Soul, Cassper Nyovest and Burna Boy.

10. Burna Boy

Nigerian musician, Damini Ogulu popularly called Burna Boy won the African Artiste of the Year Award at the 2020 Vodafone Ghana Music Award (VGMA).

The 30-year-old Burna Boy overcame stiff competition from fellow Nigerian artistes, Davido and Wizkid, Mr. Eazi, South African rapper, Cassper Nyovest and Sauti Soul to win the award.