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Davido and Tems Shine Bright at the 2024 NAACP Image Awards

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Prince Jean

Mar 13, 2024

Nigerian Music

Nigerian Music Icons Davido, Tems, Shine at the Prestigious 2024 NAACP Image Awards. @davido/@temsbaby

The ceremony, hosted virtually at on Monday, March 11, witnessed an inspiring showcase of talent and diversity in music. Tems clinched the Outstanding International Song award for her captivating track "Me & U," while Davido and Lojay were celebrated for their collaboration on Chris Brown's sensational hit "Sensational," earning the coveted Outstanding Duo, Group, or Collaboration (contemporary) accolade.

Chris Brown and Victoria Monét emerged as the night's top winners, each claiming two prestigious awards. Brown clinched the titles for Best Contemporary Collaboration for "Sensational," featuring Davido and Lojay, and Best Traditional Duo for his contribution to Ciara's "How We Roll."

Victoria Monét triumphed with her album "Jaguar II," garnering recognition for both Outstanding Album and Outstanding New Artist, marking a significant milestone in her burgeoning career.

In a parallel celebration of African music excellence, the inaugural Trace Awards 2023, held on October 21, 2023, at the BK Arena in Kigali, Rwanda, showcased the continent's vibrant musical landscape. The star-studded event, hosted by Nigerian music luminary D’Banj and Angolan supermodel Maria Borges, paid homage to the diversity and influence of Afro-centric music genres.

The ceremony featured electrifying performances by Davido, Yemi Alade, Black Sherif, Kizz Daniel, and other luminaries, highlighting the dynamic range of African music styles, from Afrobeat to Dancehall, Hip Hop to Afro-pop, and beyond.

Nominees included illustrious artists such as Davido, Burna Boy, Rema, Yemi Alade, Libianca, and DJ Maphorisa, underscoring the global impact of African music on the world stage.

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