#BETAwards17: Wizkid outshines Davido, Tekno others, win top category


Nigerian top pop music star Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, aka Wizkid, has won “Best International Act: Africa” at the 2017 BET Awards.

The announcement was made at a special ceremony held in Los Angeles on Saturday.

“Congrats to #BETAwards17 ‘Best International Act: Africa’ winner @wizkidayo ”.

The complete list would be announced at the grand ceremony slated for June 25, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

The event will be hosted by Leslie Jones.

The award sees the multiple award-winner taking the award for the second time after winning it for the first time in 2012.

Wizkid outshined his fellow Nigerian acts, Davido, Tekno, and Mr Eazi and other African contemporaries like AKA (South Africa), Babes Wodumo (South Africa), Nasty C (South Africa).

This year’s nomination happens to be the first for both Tekno and Mr Eazi after putting out impressive singles in 2016.

The “One Dance” crooner 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, 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.

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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