Wizkid Emerges Winner As Apple Music Africa’s Artist Of The Year

3 years ago
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By Izuchukwu Okosi
Nigeria’s music sensation Wizkid was a winner as Apple Music on Tuesday, 30th November 2021 announced the winners of its third annual Apple Music Awards, recognizing the best artists of 2021 and their influence on global culture.
The Grammy-winning Nigerian superstar was named Artist of The Year (Africa), while The Weekend was named Artist of The Year globally.
Wizkid’s excerpt reads, “Singer-songwriter Wizkid is one of Africa’s biggest crossover acts, having worked with Drake, Skepta, and Chris Brown, among others.
The Nigerian musician first found regional success in 2011 with the massively popular single “Holla at Your Boy,” which appeared on his debut album, “Superstar.” Wizkid went global in 2016 after his collaboration with Drake on “One Dance,” which soared to the top of the charts in 15 countries.
“Thank you to Apple Music for this award,” Wizkid said about winning the award. “It’s a blessing to get to do what I do, and I’m proud to be representing for Africa.”
Other winners at the awards are Aya Nakamura, who was Artist of The Year in France, and H.E.R, who was named Songwriter of The Year.
“The Apple Music Awards honour achievements in music across five distinct categories — Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Breakthrough Artist of the Year, Top Song of the Year, and Top Album of the Year — and winners are chosen through a process that reflects both Apple Music’s editorial perspective and what customers around the world are listening to the most, the company’s official website for the awards explained.
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Izuchukwu Okosi is a Nigerian sports and entertainment journalist with two decades of experience in the media industry having begun his media journey in 2002 as an intern at Mundial Sports International (MSI) and Africa Independent Television (AIT), owners of Daar Communications Plc.

Izuchukwu Okosi is a Nigerian sports and entertainment journalist with two decades of experience in the media industry having begun his media journey in 2002 as an intern at Mundial Sports International (MSI) and Africa Independent Television (AIT), owners of Daar Communications Plc.


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