Afrobeat singer Wizkid on Sunday beat Grammy Award winner Buna Boy and BET winner Davido to snag the highly coveted Best Artiste of the Year award at the African International Music Award held in Lagos.
Wizkid also beat South Africa’s Blaq Diamond, Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania), Fally Ipupa (DR Congo), Focalistic (South Africa), Makhadzi (South Africa), MHD (Guinea), Omah Lay (Nigeria) and Malian Aya Nakamura to the award.
Wizkid also won the Best Song of the Year and Best Collaborations for his song ‘Essence’ which features Tems.
Meanwhile, pop singer Fire Boy took home The Africans Fans’ Favourite and Best Duo African Hip Hop award.
Legendary Beatz won the Best Producer of The Year, while Flavour won the Best Artiste or Duo in African Dance or Choreography alongside Diamond Platnumz and Fally Ipupa.
The event, hosted by Eddie Kadi and Pearl Thusi, witnessed performances from Patoranking, Chike, Olakira, D’banj among others.