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Wizkid, Tems win double at 2022 American Music Awards

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Nigerian singers, Wizkid and Tems, have once again re-established Nigeria’s international presence by winning two awards each at the 2022 American Music Awards (AMAs).

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While Wizkid made history by becoming the first artiste to win the Favourite Afrobeat Artist category, while Tems won two awards.

The event was held on the 21st of November at the popular Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, with popular media personality and comedian, Wayne Brady, as the host.

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The award ceremony, which added its first category of “Favorite Afrobeats Artiste” to its list, saw competitors like Wizkid, Fireboy DML, Burna Boy, Ckay, and Tems battling for the prize. However, the ‘Bad To Me’ crooner went home with the plaque.

This is the first time Wizkid will be taking home the AMAs, after previously being nominated three times without a win.

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Tems also took home the Favorite R&B Song category for Wizkid’s 2020 album, “Made in Lagos,” with “Essence”.

She also won Favorite Hip Hop Song for her contribution to Future’s ‘Wait For U’ which also features Canadian rapper Drake.

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Two years after its release in October 2020, Essence the 11th single from Wizkid’s fourth studio album, Made in Lagos continues to win awards.

Below is the full list of winners:

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Artist of the year
Taylor Swift – WINNERNew artist of the year
Dove Cameron – WINNER

Collaboration of the year
Elton John & Dua Lipa, “Cold Heart – PNAU Remix” – WINNER

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Favorite male pop artist
Harry Styles – WINNER

Favorite female pop artist
Taylor Swift – WINNER

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Favorite pop duo or group
BTS – WINNER

Favorite pop album
Taylor Swift, “Red (Taylor’s Version)” – WINNER

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Favorite pop song
Harry Styles, “As It Was” – WINNER

Favorite music .
Taylor Swift, “All Too Well (Taylor’s Version)” – WINNER

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Favorite male country artist
Morgan Wallen -WINNER

Favorite female country artist
Taylor Swift – WINNER

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Favorite country group or duo
Dan & Shay -WINNER

Favorite male hip-hop artist
Kendrick Lamar -WINNER

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Favorite female hip-hop artist
Nicki Minaj -WINNER

Favorite hip-hop song
Future ft. Drake & Tems, “Wait For U” -WINNER

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Favorite male R&B artist
Chris Brown -WINNER

Favorite female R&B artist
Beyoncé -WINNER

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Favourite R&B Song

Wizkid ft Tems, “Essence” – WINNER

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Favorite rock artist
Machine Gun Kelly – WINNER

Favorite rock song
Måneskin, “Beggin’” – WINNER

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Favorite male Latin artist
Bad Bunny – WINNER

Favorite female Latin artist
Anitta – WINNER

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Favorite Afrobeats Artist
Wizkid – WINNER

Favorite K-pop artist
BTS – WINNER

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