19th January, 2022
By Alex Enebeli
Nigerian music stars, Wizkid, Fireboy, Tiwa Savage, Kidi and Omah Lay were on Tuesday night nominated for America’s National Association for Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP) image awards.
They were nominated in the Outstanding International Song category.
Wizkid was nominated for his “Essence”, featuring Tems and Justin Bieber, while Fireboy DML got the nomination from his hit song, “Peru”.
Tiwa Savage’s “Somebody’s Son”, featuring Brandy, gained her nomination, while Kidi and Omah Lay received nominations for their song, “Touch it”, and “understand” respectively.
The 53rd NAACP Image Awards celebrate outstanding achievements and performances of people of colour across more than 80 competitive categories from film, television plus streaming, music, literature, and podcasts.
The 2022 NAACP Image Awards were announced Tuesday in a virtual event on NAACP’s Instagram channel, hosted by actress Kyla Pratt, Black-ish actor, Marcus Scribner, and singer Tinashe.
The winners will be announced during the two-hour live television special, which will be hosted by seven-time NAACP Image Awards winner, Anthony Anderson, airing on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022, at 8:00 PM ET/PT on BET.
Netflix leads nominations across motion picture and television plus streaming categories while Insecure received the most nominations in the television plus streaming categories