Tems and Wizkid won Outstanding International Song and Outstanding Duo, Group, or Collaboration (Contemporary), respectively, at the award show.
By Hope Ibiale
- Nigerian artistes, Tems and Wizkid, have won awards at the 2023 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Awards. The award show, which aims to recognise and celebrate the accomplishments of people of colour across more than 80 categories, announced Tems as the Outstanding International Song category winner for her rendition of “No Woman, No Cry.” While Wizkid won in the Outstanding Duo, Group, or Collaboration (Contemporary) category for his contributions to Chris Brown’s “Call Me Every Day.”
These awards will serve as Tems’ first solo NAACP award, while it extends Wizkid’s record as the most awarded Nigerian at the NAACP award show, with five awards.
The 54th edition of the NAACP annual ceremony, held virtually to celebrate black excellence in art and entertainment, announced its winners on Monday night. The physical awards ceremony will premiere live on Saturday, the 25th of February, 2023, and it will be hosted by American rapper and actress, Queen Latifah, alongside Zendaya, Janelle Monae, Jonathan Majors, and many others.
In a press release, the president of the NAACP, Derrick Johnson, noted, “This year’s NAACP Image Awards will be an amazing celebration, highlighting the major accomplishments of political leaders, entertainers, activists, and other changemakers. It will also be a night that shows how our community can come together and impact each other and the world positively.”
The NAACP Image Awards is an annual ceremony organised by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The award show is scheduled to honour outstanding performances in film, television, theatre, music, and literature. The award organisation’s members vote on the categories of the Image Awards to determine outstanding contributions in creative fields within the scope of the awards.
Check out the list of winners here.