Wizkid, Tiwa, Omah Lay, Fireboy nominated for NAACP awards

Nigerian music sensations Wizkid, Fireboy, Tiwa Savage, Kidi, and Omah Lay were nominated for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) image awards on Tuesday night.

They were nominated for Outstanding International Song.

Wizkid was nominated for his song “Essence,” which featured Tems and Justin Bieber, while Fireboy DML was nominated for his smash song “Peru.”

Tiwa Savage’s “Somebody’s Son”, featuring Brandy, gained her nomination, while Kidi and Omah Lay received nominations for their song, “Touch it”, and “understand” respectively.

The 53rd NAACP Image Awards honor outstanding achievements and performances by people of color in over 80 competitive categories including film, television, streaming, music, books, and podcasts.

The 2022 NAACP Image Awards were announced Tuesday in a virtual event presented by actress Kyla Pratt, Black-ish actor Marcus Scribner, and singer Tinashe on NAACP’s Instagram channel.

The winners will be announced at a two-hour live television event presented by seven-time NAACP Image Awards winner Anthony Anderson, which will premiere on BET on Saturday, February 26, 2022, at 8:00 PM ET/PT.

Netflix has the most nominations in the motion picture and television plus streaming categories, while Insecure has the most in the television plus streaming categories.


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